World Happiness Report: US Drops In Rating, Finland Rated Number 1

By Staff, -

NEW YORK, March 20 – As in 2018, Finland again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to three years of surveys taken by Gallup from 2016-2018. Rounding out the rest of [...]

Conservatives In Finland Are To The Left Of US Democrats

By Matt Bruenig,  -

My debate with Vartiainen was an interesting experience coming from the US. That a conservative Finnish MP agreed to debate an unknown socialist from America in an event organized by the [...]

Mass Protests Greet Trump As He Lands In Helsinki For Summit

By Staff, -

Demonstrators brandished banners that read "Make peace, not war", "Refugees are welcome" and "Make human rights great again!" About 2,500 protesters demonstrated in support of human rights, [...]

Lessons From Finland: Building Co-Operative Economy

By Ed Mayo, -

From Finland’s high-tech businesses through to an extensive network of regional co-ops that ensure that there are banks, stores and other services within two miles of residents throughout the [...]

Finland Tests Guaranteed Basic Income

By Ben Chapman, -

By Ben Chapman for Independent - Finland has been giving 2,000 of its citizens an unconditional income for the last five months and some are already seeing the benefits, reporting decreased [...]

Holland To Finland To Scotland, Basic Income Could Be A Reality Across Europe

By Steve Rushton, -

By Steve Rushton for Occupy - Universal basic income is emerging as a realistic policy position across Europe. As we reported in late 2015, local authorities across the Netherlands are currently [...]

Universal Basic Income: Why Finland Is Giving Out Free Cash

By Althea Estrella, -

By Althea Estrella for The Vanguard - In an experiment aimed at establishing whether or not a universal basic income scheme would reap more benefits than disadvantages, Finland will be giving out [...]

What We Can Learn About Education From Finland

By Mitchell Robinson, -

By Mitchell Robinson for Badass Teacher Association - While the reformers claim to be all about using "data-driven-decision-making" and basing their policies on the results of research findings, [...]

Finland Will Pay Everyone In The Country $876 A Month

By Briana Madden, -

By Briana Madden for US Uncut - To fight poverty and boost its own economy, Finland is planning to issue a check for $876 to every citizen, every month. The concept is called basic income, and [...]

The Sharing Economy Is Booming In Helsinki: Here’s Why

By Anna Bergren Miller, -

By Anna Bergren Miller for Shareable - Helsinki is, in many respects, a sharer's paradise. The Finnish capital boasts a range of sharing economy platforms and services, from just-for-fun [...]

Greece’s Capitulation Reveals Deep Conflicts Within Eurozone

By Jerome Roos, -

By Jerome Roos for ROAR - For the past two weeks, day-to-day life in Greece has been suspended on a political pendulum swinging violently from one extreme to the other. Between bank runs and mass [...]