Finland is currently testing whether providing everyone with a basic income would be a feasible concept. Supporters say it'll have to come anyway with the advance of robotics. Others are not so sure.
The Canadian province of Ontario plans to give up to 4,000 low-income households a guaranteed basic income for three years. Finland recently began its own basic income experiment, reports Jillian Kestler-D'Amours.
A group of 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will receive a basic income every month from the state, tax-free and with no strings attached. Proponents hope to prove such schemes boost people's motivation to find work.
The European Parliament rejected plans for a "robot tax" back in February, but plenty of people remain in favor. Could the taxation of automation become part of our future? Arthur Sullivan reports.
Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected the idea to give "an unconditional basic income" to all residents. Switzerland is the first nation to hold a referendum on the issue, with supporters worried about the future of jobs.
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