Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Finland's free money experiment

February 05, 2019

Bread prices have reportedly jumped 70 percent overnight in Zimbabwe. We bring you the latest from a country still struggling after years of hyperinflation. Then, underlying profits at BP have doubled. Almost nine years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is the only way up for BP? Plus, imagine a world where someone hands you $650 a month, in cash, with no strings attached. That's exactly what's happened in Finland over the past two years as the country tries to find new ways to update an old safety net. But has the experiment worked? We explore the pros and cons of Finland’s universal basic income. Today's show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes, the United States Postal Service and Indeed.

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.