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What Would You Do If Your Income Was Taken Care Of?

In this edition of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast, Arizona Verse & Soul Papo join forces to wax philosophically about Finland launching a universal basic income pilot program. Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, in a radical pilot project aimed at reducing poverty and joblessness, while also cutting national spending and bureaucracy. Two thousand people will receive 560 euros (£480) every month for two years, without having to report whether they are seeking employment or how they are spending the money. This will be deducted from any benefits they are already receiving.