The Guardian publishes a critique of the Finnish experiment

An article in The Guardian studies how the Finnish experiment is working out:

… The Finnish experiment’s design and objectives mean it should perhaps not really be seen as a full-blown UBI trial at all, cautioned Kanerva [ – Markus Kanerva, an applied social and behavioural sciences specialist working in the prime minister’s office in Helsinki]: “People think we’re launching universal basic income. We’re not. We’re just trialling one kind of model, with one income level and one target group.”

But as experts around the world increasingly debate how a bold but ill-defined concept might actually work in practice, the Finnish experiment will at least “produce meaningful results – albeit in a limited field,” according to Kanerva. In an area where convictions are often more abundant than facts, “It has forced people to talk specifics.”