Grundeinkommen - ein Kulturimpuls
October 6, 2013 10:59 AM Subscribe
Switzerland to vote on $2,800 monthly 'basic income' for adults (reddit, mr; previously-er)
- Old utopian ideal revived on Swiss streets: "The campaigners say it is time for a broad public debate about the value of work in society and the widening gap between rich and poor – and more specifically to grant every legal resident in Switzerland contributions of CHF2,500 ($2,597) a month outright. The aim is to give everyone the right to self-determination and to live a life with less pressure, according to a promotional leaflet."
- Basic income – better off without working?: "The 'emancipation of Switzerland' or an 'attack on the welfare state'? The debate over a basic income"
- Streets of Basel paved with gold: "Switzerland does not have a minimum wage written into law. It does have bargaining arrangements between its workers and management and covers the majority of the working population. The founder and Daniel Häni both made The Basic income, a cultural impulse that praises the idea of a Basic income. The movie, directed by [sic] and Enno Schmidt, was released in 2008 and has been translated into more than ten languages including English, French, Slovak and Finnish."
- Swiss To Vote On Giving Everyone A Basic Income: "Will a basic work? It is hard to say. There have been studies proving that giving people a guaranteed basic income, regardless of their situation, can help them escape poverty. However, the monthly pay of 2,500 Swiss suggested by Generation Basic Income exceeds the federal budget of Switzerland by more than 300%, if we are to assume the number of adults is around 80% of the Swiss population. How it would be funded remains to be seen."
- Basic Income for Europe in 2014? "Switzerland is just one of several countries with a growing public interest in political activism, thought to be because of a developing network politics of political activists. This has caused many to wonder if Internet activism can develop into a true political movement and make any serious economic changes on a global basis."
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