Finland plans to pay everyone in the country $876 a month
Imagine this: as you're worried about how to pay bills and make your rent, you get a check from the government for $876. Every month. That's what Finland is doing. The Nordic nation is getting closer this month to finalizing a solution to poverty: paying each of its 5.4 million people $876 tax-free a month — and in return, it will do away with welfare benefits, unemployment lines, and the other bureaucracy of its extensive social safety net.