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21 Feb, 10 tweets, 3 min read
[1]If asking for #UBI is such an incredible issue, then let’s check out what the Finland UBI pilot did:
• For two years Finland's government gave 2,000 unemployed citizens €560 ($856.60CAD) a month with no strings attached.
[3] Results: Where there was a significant statistical difference, however, was in how happy each of the two groups felt. The people who received €560 a month reported much lower levels of insecurity and stress. "The wellbeing was at a higher level than in the control group,
[4] and it really was a significant increase in most dimensions of wellbeing," reports Ylikanno.
[5] The main important thing is that those who received the basic income felt better, mentally. When you are secure and free, you feel better."
[6] • But for governments and politicians examining whether a basic income is worth it, how much the scheme might cost is still the factor they overwhelmingly focus on.
[7] That's a point made by Professor Bernhard Neumärker, director of the Department for Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg and a supporter of universal basic income.
[8] "When it comes to basic income, the science is a long way behind society," he says. "Politicians feel uncertain about it, so find easy arguments, such as saying everyone will become lazy or that there is no way to finance it. Then it's case closed, next topic."
[9] government parties need to stop finding easy ways to turn it away just because it doesn’t fit their agenda. This isn’t a matter of politics, it’s a matter of livelihoods, preventing homelessness and protecting the health and safety of everyone.

#abpoli #abLeg #UBI
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