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Finland plans to give every citizen a basic income of 800 euros a month
12-09-2015, 07:20 PM #31
Octo Mother Superior
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Rent totally depends on where you live. In Helsinki it's quite expensive while we live in a small town with exceptionally low rent. With utilities like electricity, water and internet included we pay less than €500 a month. Food is reasonable, but we do spend some time browsing for good deals, I'd say we spend some 200 a month on food. Sometimes more, sometimes less. But that's without kids of course so I guess you'd have to increase that sum with maybe 70% for a kid. Dunno, I didn't calculate, just estimate.

And with this basic income there wouldn't really be any welfare. Not sure if there would be any child benefits anymore either, right now that runs at about 100 euros per month for 1 kid.
12-09-2015, 07:31 PM #32
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Working out different mathematical scenarios, that $800/mo does not go very far.
12-09-2015, 07:33 PM #33
Octo Mother Superior
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No it doesn't. Nobody in their right mind would give up their job, but without a job you wouldn't die.
12-09-2015, 07:43 PM #34
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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As where in the States, you die. They have a perpetual war to run against enemy's that don't exist so it can go on until the nukes hit home.

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