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No unconditional basic income in Switzerland, say weekend referendum results

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 07, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jun 06, 2016

As predicted, voters in Switzerland roundly rejected a proposal for an ‘unconditional basic income’ (UBI) for all. The final count from Sunday’s vote show nearly 77 percent of residents voted against the initiative, which exceeds the figure estimated by earlier polls. The referendum was held despite a widespread lack of political support, due to Switzerland’s law that allows any proposal that collects 100,000 signatures in 18 months to be put to a public vote. The...






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