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Jürg Müller, “The ‘emancipation of Switzerland or an ‘attack on the welfare state’? The debate over a basic income”

[Craig Axford] Jürg Müller of the Swiss Review reports proponents of an unconditional basic income (UBI) are planning to submit 100,000 signatures or more to Switzerland’s Federal Chancellery on October 13th. (Organizers of the initiative have since moved that date up to October 4th.) The Swiss initiative, labeled “the emancipation of Switzerland” by supporters, is drawing both support and opposition

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Bern, Switzerland: Swiss Basic Income Initiative Calls for Gathering, October 4, 2013

The 4th of October will be a major event for the international Basic Income community. The 116,000 signatures collected in Switzerland since April 2012 for the popular initiative for an unconditional basic income will be handed over to the Swiss parliament. Because of this initiative, within 4 years every Swiss citizen will know the idea of unconditional basic income (UBI)

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Switzerland: Popular initiative on basic income to be submitted on 4 October 2013

The Swiss popular initiative for a basic income has officially collected 116,000 certified signatures. Those signatures were necessary to trigger a referendum on introducing Basic Income in Switzerland. The initiative will be officially submitted on October 4th, 2013, in Bern, and the referendum will be held within two years. As was mentioned in earlier posts on BINEWS, the proposal does

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Europe, 6th International Week of the Basic Income, September 16-22

The Sixth International Week of the Basic Income will take place 16 to 22 September 2013. For its 6th edition, the week of basic income will focus on raising awareness on the European Citizens Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income. Proponents of Unconditional Basic Income in 22 Member States of the European Union have joined their forces to make this

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Geiser, Urs “Basic income for all. Old utopian revived on Swiss streets”

[Wolfgang Müller – BI New] A campaign for an unconditional basic income in Switzerland claims to have achieved the required signatures for a nationwide vote. This article illustrates the work of the campaigners and their experiences along with some of the controversy about the issue in Switzerland. Geiser, Urs “Basic income for all. Old utopian revived on Swiss streets,” swissinfo.ch,

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