Basic income trial falls flat in Finland
The Finnish government has decided not to expand a limited trial in paying people a basic income, which has drawn much international interest. Currently 2,000 unemployed Finns are receiving a flat monthly payment of €560 (£490; $685) as basic income. "The eagerness of the government is evaporating. They rejected extra funding [for it]," said Olli Kangas, one of the experiment's designers. Some see basic income as a way to get unemployed people into temporary jobs.