The Guardian, October 31, 2017
In a speck of a village deep in the Finnish countryside, a man gets money for free.
Each month, almost €560 (£500) is dropped into his bank account, with no strings attached. The cash is his to use as he wants.
Who is his benefactor? The Helsinki government.
The prelude to a thriller, perhaps, or some reality TV. But Juha Järvinen’s story is ultimately more exciting.
He is a human lab rat in an experiment that could help to shape the future of the west.