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.