Unconditional Basic Income: The Social Policy of the 21st Century
Switzerland was the first country worldwide to hold a national referendum on the introduction of an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) on 5 June 2016. Despite being arguable the most conservative country in the world, almost 1 out of 4 Swiss citizens already voted for the social policy of the future. And even more than 2 out of 3 Swiss citizens (representative survey) are expecting the debate regarding UBI to continue in the future. With that, Basic Income in Switzerland closes the first chapter of a long story still to be written. For it will be the only way to make welfare effective and humane at the same time - in a rapidly changing world.
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Economic Security Project
The Economic Security Project is a two year fund to support exploration and experimentation with unconditional cash stipends based in the US. We are funding projects like academic research, state and local basic income campaigns, and cultural projects around economic security. Find various opinion contributions here:
Basic Income At World Economic Forum 2017
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is a major player in shaping discussions on our world's future. The debate about Basic Income started at WEF 2016, when Basic Income Switzerland was represented by the Dancing Robot (Image). This year however, Discussions about UBI are deepened.
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