May 3, 2018

Universal basic income: U.S. support grows as Finland ends its trial

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Pilots programs are underway in Canada and rural Kenya. India — with a population of more than 1.3 billion residents — is considering establishing a universal basic income as well. Finland’s trial with a universal basic income, in which payments were given to 2,000 unemployed people, will come to an end this year.

Longtime basic income advocates say we’re closer than ever to adopting the program, as fears of automation mount.

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