the finland phenomenon



haven’t watched all of above


ok.. so using this page to gather finland phenom stuff  (beyond ed).. w/o playing catch up to all types of finland phenom hype (haven’t watched all of above videos.. but have taken Tony and Pasi and et al in for some time)

giulio quaggiotto (@gquaggiotto) tweeted at 4:25 AM – 12 Dec 2016 :

More on the Finnish experimental model …#polexp16 (

The world’s first country with truly experimental governance


Finland is putting basic income on the map and has attracted worldwide media attention by spearheading *plans for the world’s largest basic income **pilot.

**great if bi is a temp placebo to disengaging from money.. otherwise.. not deep/lasting enough

*note end of article.. getting away from plans..

This is why, according to Demos Helsinki, Finland’s basic income experiment is “only the tip of the iceberg” of a major paradigm shift that could well spread across borders.

perhaps… here’s hoping.. but thinking.. not if still focus on evidence.. and govt policy

This will allow policymakers to make *bold changes, because their effects will have been **properly tested and modeled beforehand. At the same time, the experimental approach will make it easier to fine-tune new policies in response to feedback.

not *bold **enough

“What the typical government innovation units lack is a *feedback loop to **policy,” Annala explains. “That is different with the Design for Government initiative. Now the experiments are designed to scale from the start.”

go deeper.. *feedback loop to **connection

ie: host-life-bits via self-talk as data

The Prime Minister’s Office is now setting up an experimentation *office to **oversee the experiments and scaling

sounds like Elvis dilemma.. put people/ideas on hold while we 1\ set up *shop 2\ stay **in charge

Additionally, of more direct relevance to the basic income project, Demos Helsinki is also investigating ways to *transform to the funding mechanisms for the experiments themselves.

go deeper.. *disengage from funding mechs

Finally, Finland is sponsoring a project to *create advanced communication platforms for experiments so that information, know-how and practices are more easily and more quickly shared.

host-life-bits via self-talk as data

“The need for experimental governance has been recognized in many nations,” he says. “One reason for this is the simple fact that the world is changing faster than ever: for example digitalization, immigration, aging populations and such phenomena bring up situations which we have never encountered before. In these situations *it’s almost impossible to plan, and it’s better to experiment.

so.. why are we still *planning

go deeper.. rev of everyday life



Finland’s #BasicIncome experiment is not UNCONDITIONAL (condition: you have to be unemployed) and it’s not BASIC (less than enough to live).

This is really important because when you don’t pay #BasicIncome to EVERYONE, you get leech-shaming and work-disincentivization.

And now Finland is about to roll out what is effectively just another means-tested welfair program. This Shit Has Been Tried Already.

Now ppl will say “#BasicIncome makes ppl lazy, divides communities”, NO IT DOESNT, mislabeling welfare as UBI does.…


Rodd Lucier (@thecleversheep) tweeted at 4:37 AM – 12 Dec 2016 :

No school buses today… So read about the School of the Future that opened in Finland

go deeper.. in the city..[city as floorplan ness].. as the day.. [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]…

upcycle ed resources .. for all


World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 5:22 AM – 5 Jan 2018 :

Finland is one of the best countries to live in, so why are so many smart young people leaving? (

They leave Finland because of poor employment opportunities and future prospects. This has been happening for a long time.

But why would they go back? The cracks in Finland’s supposed virtuous circle are all too apparent. The country attracts fewer immigrants from elsewhere in the EU than its Scandinavian peers

Instead, it speaks to larger structural changes in the postwar welfare state. Everything from retiring baby boomers to the rising cost of healthcare to the economic crisis have forced the Finnish state to cut back. The damage to the economy and the education system has encouraged young people to move abroad.


TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 24 Apr 2018 :

Finland will end its experiment with universal basic income after a two-year trial (

in December 2017, the Finnish parliament introduced legislation requiring jobless people to work at least 18 hours every three months to qualify for unemployment benefits, signaling that the welfare regime could be shifting in the opposite direction.

was never universal.. and.. had a not good agenda (read in another earlier article that finland was seeking to reduce welfare financing..


finnish homeless plan

“You don’t see people sleeping on the streets,” says CEO of country’s largest affordable-housing NGO.

Homelessness still exists in Finland, Kaakinen noted, but it has shifted with people staying temporarily with relatives and friends.

Citing a Finnish study, Kaakinen said the savings associated with providing one person with supportive housing for one year are at least 15,000 euros ($22, 437).

“In our thinking, a hostel or shelter is always a temporary solution … it’s not a solution to homelessness.”