Finland’s free money experiment
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For two years, Finland gave a select group of citizens £490 per month. In this video, two people explain how it changed their lives. Should everyone be given free money?
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- Imagine the government gave you £490 every month once you left school. What would you do with it? Would you still look for a job or go to university? What would the wider impacts on society be?
- There are 66 million people in the UK. Work out how much it would cost the government to give them all £490 per month. As a class, discuss how this could be funded and whether it would be worth the extra cost.