The Swiss campaigning for a basic income set world record on 14th May 2016 by unveiling the world’s largest poster.

They laid out “The biggest Question on Earth” –  on the largest ever printed poster – on the public square “Plaine de Plainpalais” in Geneva and were recognized by the official “Guinness Book of World Records”.

The poster, which cost 200’000€ was entirely crowdfunded over the past server weeks. The poster was fabricated by the initiators and supporters of the Swiss Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income who are also members of the Swiss campaign team.

Contact UBI Campaign: Che Wagner, Basic Income Switzerland, international Spokesperson

"The Biggest Question on Earth" on the World's biggest Poster

“The Biggest Question on Earth” on the World’s biggest Poster

About Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist has written 983 articles.

Karl Widerquist is a Professor of political philosophy at Georgetown University-Qatar. He specializes in distributive justice—the ethics of who has what. Much of his work involves Universal Basic Income (UBI). He is a co-founder of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG). He served as co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) for 7 years, and a member of the BIEN EC for 14 years. He was the Editor of the USBIG NewsFlash for 15 years and of the BIEN NewsFlash for 4 years. He is a cofounder of BIEN’s news website, Basic Income News. He is a cofounder of the journal "Basic Income Studies." Widerquist has published several books and many articles on UBI both in academic journals and in the popular media. He has appeared on or been quoted by many major media outlets, such as NPR’s On Point, NPR’s Marketplace, PRI’s the World, CNBC, Al-Jazeera, 538, Vice, Dissent, the New York Times, Forbes, the Financial Times, and the Atlantic Monthly, which called him “a leader of the worldwide basic income movement.” Most of Karl Widerquist's academic writing is available at his research website ( For more information about him, see his BIEN profile (