How a Finnish fish market stays afloat when Russian customers must stay home
Some eastern Finnish merchants normally get most of their income from Russian cross-border shoppers. To see how businesses are coping with the coronavirus situation, we visit a fish market where the parking lot is empty but the boss is already focusing on the future.
Finland’s basic income may boost motivation to accept work
Finland’s basic-income experiment runs from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018. A basic income is not a cure-all, but for 30–40-somethings with short-term employment contracts, it seems to be a perfect fit.
Finnish basic income facilitates dream job and volunteer work
We talk to one participant in Finland’s two-year basic-income trial, which continues through December 31, 2018 with results and analysis available in 2019. Does the extra income actually help people secure employment?
Writer explores basic income in Finland, first-hand
Finland wants to know if finding a job is easier when unemployment benefits are replaced by a basic income. Author Tuomas Muraja shares his experiences of the basic-income trial, which runs from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.