Switzerland - The ins and outs of the basic income referendum - May 31, 2016

In the last Newsletter we reported about the basic income referendum on 5 June. The initiative asks the government to give people an unconditional basic income to allow everyone, whatever their circumstances, the ability to lead a dignified existence and participate in public life. The initiators say this basic income is necessary in the face of increasing automation in the workplace. With such an income as a cushion, people would have the freedom to undertake unpaid volunteer work, retrain or spend more time with their children.

English: http://www.thelocal.ch/20160510/swiss-basic-income-vote-what-you-need-to-know  

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