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SWITZERLAND: Yanis Varoufakis encourages the Swiss to vote ‘yes’ for the UBI referendum

Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greece finance minister, encourages the Swiss people to vote ‘yes’ for universal basic income (UBI) at the national referendum scheduled on 5th June. In the video interview with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, the Greek economist argues that the future picture of technological progress could be either the Star Trek version, in which the progress can make us

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: Robots March for Universal Basic Income

On Saturday April 30 the globally first robot protest march will take place in Zurich, the financial capital of Switzerland. With more than 100 robots dancing in the streets and hundreds of supporters, the event is a major call for an Unconditional Basic Income. On 5th June 2016, Switzerland will become the first country worldwide to hold a national referendum

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SWITZERLAND: Basic Income would cost only 25 billion, government report shows

Swiss government has released a new report showing the implementation of a basic income in Switzerland would cost far less than it had previously anticipated. On March 11th, the Swiss Ministry of Social Security released a new calculation of the cost of a universal basic income. According to the latest estimates, a UBI would cost the country only 25 billion

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SWITZERLAND: Robots for Basic Income dance at Davos

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum was held during 20th-23rd January 2016. A group ‘Robots for Basic Income‘ countered the Forum with their demand for a Basic Income. The group released ‘Declaration of Davos 2016’: Robots demand for universal basic income as a humanistic response to technological progress We – the robots – call for an universal basic

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SWITZERLAND: Only 2% of people would stop working if they had a basic income

Critics of basic income have been proven wrong once again. Giving everyone the means to survive would not make people lazy. A new opinion poll carried out in Switzerland shows that only a tiny fraction of the population would stop working if they had a Universal Basic Income (UBI). What is more, most young people believe UBI will be implemented in the future.

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