The Finnish Social and Healthcare Reform

Privatization projects of welfare systems are often justified with demands for “freedom of choice”. With this noble ideal on their lips, neoliberal governments attempt to legitimize privatization of social and healthcare services, schools, etc. The Finnish government is applying the exact same argument to undertake the widest privatization process Finland has ever seen: the social…

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Helsingin Sanomat and Sipilä’s Unconditional Basic Income

In case someone thought I was being too harsh on Helsingin Sanomat (HS) in my previous post – after all, we were facing a mere report based on the personal experiences of three individuals – here’s something for you. HS has granted the status of editorial policy to its docile attitude towards political power on…

And Again, the Finnish Basic Income

The Finnish unconditional basic income experiment has barely commenced and the first media reactions to it are already out there. For example, Helsingin Sanomat (HS), one of the most popular Finnish newspapers, interviewed three participants of the experiment who replied to the newspaper’s invitation for basic income beneficiaries to publicly share their experiences. The title…