EP 06: Free Money?

In this episode, Mel and Steff chat with Enno Schmidt and Marjukka Turunnen, two experts on the practice of Universal Basic Income (UBI). What would the world look like if the government paid your allowance? (30:41)

Born in 1958, studied painting in Frankfurt am Main. He is a co-founder and managing partner of the Business Economy and Art Extended and was a lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the University of Karlsruhe. In 2006 he founded the Basic Income Initiative with Daniel Häni in Basel. His film “Basic income a cultural impulse” was distributed in many language versions worldwide. Enno Schmidt lives in Basel [1].

Marjukka Turunen has been working in The Social Insurance Institution (Kela) in Finland for 17 years. She has been working with all the 40 basic social security benefits that Institution implements in Finland. Turunen has also been leading for the digitalisation of the operational ICT-systems and online services. She has also been leading the legislation making and the implementation of the Finnish Basic Income Experiment. Turunen is working as a Director of Change Management in Kela [2].

Further media about Enno Schmidt’s ‘money mountain’ demonstration:

Video explanation of the Finnish Basic Income Experiment:

Relevant Facts about UBI and the Finish Basic Income Experiment: