Saturday, 5 October 2013

Basic Income Referendum Switzerland

I am continuing to build the SOFF site, I have been severely delayed, hopefully I should finish before the end of 2013. In the meantime it is good to note Basic Income progress in Switzerland. Enough signatures have been collected for a referendum on Basic Income.

The Daily Mail wrote (archive): "Enno Schmidt, founder of Generation Basic Income Initiative, says he wants government to implement an unconditional basic income (UBI), Ruptly.TV reported." The Daily Mail also stated: "The initiative aims to have a minimum monthly disposal household income of CHF 2,500 (US$ 2,700) given by the government to every citizen living in Switzerland." Yahoo news wrote (archive): "Funding for the proposed measure would come out of the Swiss social insurance system, which already guarantees universal health care coverage for its citizens, along with other benefits designed to uphold the country’s social safety net." This news was also reported on by Gawker.

Here is a post about it via the Post-Scarcity Warriors, which contains additional reports:

Here is a video regarding this Swiss Basic Income news: