Yhdysvaltalainen uutiskanava CNBC haastatteli Antti Jauhiaista Suomen perustulokokeilusta.
But not everyone in Finland sees the basic income experiment as win-win, especially if it encourages workers to accept low-wage work.
"Our path shouldn't be to create low-wage jobs but to really improve education and to improve people's skills," said Antti Jauhiainen, author of the Finnish book "The Welfare State Strikes Back."
Jauhiainen favors universal basic income but sees it as an added benefit versus a replacement for the current welfare system. He said that by targeting a small set of unemployed individuals, the trial is the "wrong approach to a hugely important idea."
- Jauhiaisen ja Mäkisen vieraskynä The New York Timesissa: Why Finland's Basic Income Experiment Isn't Working