Sixty seconds on . . . free moneyBMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l856 (Published 22 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l856
- Ingrid Torjesen
- London, UK
Free money! Where?
I know Finland’s rich, but giving away money?
It has been for the past two years as part of a small pilot running from January 2017 to December 2018.
Tell me more. . .
The government has been running a basic income trial giving 2000 unemployed people a monthly income of €560 (£475; $635), with no strings attached. That means they get the money whether they seek work or not.
Er . . . why?
The idea was to simplify the complex social security system and to incentivise unemployed …