Finland begins basic monthly income experiment

Finland, has become the first European country to pay unemployed citizens a basic monthly income.

Two thousand people on the dole, who were selected at random, will recieve about  $788 a month.

The Finnish government hopes the move will cut government red tape, reduce poverty levels and result in an increase in employment.

There are no restrictions on how they spend the money

Two thousand people on the dole, who were selected at random, will recieve about  $788 a month.

The Finnish government hopes the move will cut government red tape, reduce poverty levels and result in an increase in employment.

There are no restrictions on how they spend the money.