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Finland is giving citizens $660 a month for free as an experiment

Two thousand unemployed people in Finland are part of an experiment that could shape the future of the West. For the next two years, the government will give them the equivalent of $660 a month — for free, no strings attached. It’s an idea called Universal Income and though it has a lot of politicians and economists excited, others are worried about creating a society of freeloaders.

But what does it look like? VICE News traveled to deepest, darkest, coldest part of Finland to speak to critics of the trial — and to meet with a father of six to see how the experiment has changed his life.

This segment originally aired Oct. 31, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.