Switzerland votes on introducing guaranteed basic income for all

Possible ways of paying for it include:

  • fees on salaries of people who earn more than the minimum
  • savings from welfare programs that would be discontinued
  • taxes
  • spending cuts in the state budget

Switzerland’s basic income push is among the most advanced in Europe. The Dutch city of Utrecht wants to start a two-year experiment with a similar plan, handing money to residents who already receive welfare benefits.

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