Why Finland’s Basic Income Experiment Isn’t Working

Antti Jauhiainen et Joona-Hermanni Mäkinen dans le New York Times :

[…] by the time Finland actually attempted the experiment, a conservative government committed to economic austerity was in power. How could it spearhead a leftist benefits program in the midst of economic hardship ?

It didn’t. The government has made no secret of the fact that its universal basic income experiment isn’t about liberating the poor or fighting inequality.

À ce stade, il n’y a pas grand-chose à attendre de l’expérimentation en cours en Finlande, en termes d’universalité ou de réduction des inégalités.