The Finnish Basic Income is a Hoax. And Liberals are Falling for It

The Finnish universal basic income (UBI) experiment has once again deserved attention from the international media, this time from the “proudly liberal” The Independent. As has been the norm in media reports devoted to the Finnish UBI, the British newspaper gives us a very superficial and uninformative piece of journalism. It limits itself to quote…

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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…

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…

The Finnish Basic Income Experiment

Finland has been in the international media’s limelight recently. No, I’m not referring to Juha Sipilä’s dictatorial attempts of conditioning the public broadcasting company. I’m talking about the Finnish government’s experiment of implementing an unconditional basic income, which has been praised by many as a welcomed solution to cut red tape, reduce poverty and boost…