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SWITZERLAND: Chief Investment Officer of Credit Suisse argues in favour of an Unconditional Basic Income

Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Switzerland’s second largest bank Credit Suisse (CS), is interviewed in the December 2017 issue of CS’s “Bulletin“, dedicated to questions around aging. According to Strobaek, it will be crucial to secure the livelihood of the millions of people who will be unemployed through technological development, automation and robotization, and that this has

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SWITZERLAND: Zurich city parliament decides to examine a Basic Income pilot project for two city districts

In a 2016 vote regarding a Basic Income initiative in Switzerland (rejected by 76% of the people), two districts in Zurich voted in favor of the initiative. In November of 2017, the Zurich parliament accepted a parliamentary postulate that proposes the launch of a Basic Income pilot project in these two districts. The city council has two years to examine

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SWITZERLAND: Future of Work conference videos online

The Future of Work congress was held in Zurich on May 4, 2016 to discuss ways to adjust society in the face of rapid technological change — including, especially, basic income. Britain’s RSA (Royal Society of Arts) has now uploaded a complete video of the conference. Moreover, Neopolis has made videos of particular sessions available on YouTube. Keynote addresses available for online viewing

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Hideaki Nakamura, “Question from Switzerland”

The Swiss referendum has been covered in Japanese media. While some media coverage, especially televised reports, uses the photogenic scenes which were created by Swiss activists, many reports don’t cover the activists’ bottom line message: ‘What would you do if your income were taken care of’. An exception is this short article by Hideaki Nakamura, an editorial writer of the Mainich Newspapers,

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