Saturday, October 5, 2013

Basic Income, A New Human Right

Continuing with the Switzerland story and the ballot initiative for a guaranteed liveable income, see the video below from the European Citizen's Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income, Basic Income, A New Human Right: 

What is happening in Switzerland is part of a growing campaign throughout Europe, based on the view that UBI should be "universal, individual, unconditional, and high enough to ensure a dignified existence and participation in society." 

Also, some are wondering what 2,800. USD monthly pays for in Switzerland. More information on that here.  And a video news piece on the referendum (based on the Euro value reported, that's 474,495 USD you see being poured into the street):


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