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?