Maria Ohisalo, Vice President of the Finnish Green Party, Master of Political Science and a Poverty Scholar, writes about games and ethics. In the fourth part of the Grand Theft Auto video game series the player is presented with… Read More ›
The government will cut EUR 190m from vocational education from the beginning of next year onward. In practice this means a decrease of approximately 18 000 vocational education places, a third of total freshmen places available for the youth. Places… Read More ›
The Finnish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs has published all information concerning the basic income experiment which should be implemented in Finland from the 1/1/2017, and it does not look very useful. More generally, the future of the basic… Read More ›
As stated recently by Oxfam, the richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world’s population combined. Global inequality is worse than at any time since the 19th century. People looking at the success of Donald Trump,… Read More ›
The discussion about the refugee situation is so infected that the issue cannot be discussed in public almost at all. The issue is not either at all helped by the so called immigrant critics
We have already described the Finnish experiment in another article (click here to access it) , but there were a lot of questions left. We have been able to know more about a number of questions which were not clear…. Read More ›
As we follow daily politics, we may forget about what made Finland as it is now, a rich and strong democratic country. The Independence Day, tomorrow, is a good opportunities to forget the hesitations, the mistakes, the lack of vision… Read More ›
Government crisis: why are they fighting over the number of regions instead of concentrating on the real problems?
It looks like the governmental coalition is really fighting over the number of regions planned in the SOTE reform (it stands for Social (Sosiaali) and Health Terveys) reform. Maybe they should consider instead discussing the question of inequalities, which is… Read More ›
According to Liisa Hyssäalä and Olli Kangas, all Finnish citizens would in some years receive 800 euros from the governement without condition.
After Nokia-Microsoft, why should Finland stay among the countries whose high-tech exports are the lowest in the EU
Microsoft has lost 7,8 billion euros, and Finland 2 300 new high-tech jobs. Who is going to define and implement a new industrial strategy to boost innovative development in the country?