Simo Raittila is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Helsinki. In 2018 he worked on last-resort social assistance register research at Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. He used to serve in the Editorial Board of the Ecosprinter, FYEG’s magazine, and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Finnish Green Youth’s magazine Rönsy. With a team of two friends, he won the shared first place in a 2016 Basic Income Hackathon in Finland.
Trials in recent years, an advanced national debate and a new progressive majority in Parliament make Finland a key context to follow for basic income developments.Read more
Finland has just launched a basic income experiment. How is it different to other models. A critical yet hopeful look at its design & purpose.Read more