What If Everyone Got a Monthly Check From the Government?
One afternoon in the final days of 2016, Steffie Eronen got a phone call from her husband, Juha. The Eronens had spent Christmas with relatives in Savonlinna, Finland, and Juha had just made the two-hour drive home so he could return to his job as an electrician.
FREE (MONEY) FOR ALL!
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with helicopters. Now I'm obsessed with the idea of helicopter money, espoused by no less a visionary than Mark Zuckerberg. What if you give everyone a monthly stipend? How will they spend it? Will their behavior change? Will we enable bad choices or save people from bad circumstances?