Finland’s Basic Income Trial Ends with Disappointing Results

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Robots – Offering a Basic Income is one of the ways that many suggest aiding those displaced in the work place by robots.

Finland just finished a two-year Basic Income Trial (see “Finland’s Basic Income Trial Boosts Happiness, but Not Employment“). Their results:

A basic income made recipients happier than they were on unemployment benefits . . . But it did not, as proponents had hoped, make them more likely to work.

While this trial is not the last word on Basic Income, it does not give a lot of home for it being the answer to job loss due to automation.

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