Volksinitiative

UBI vote: one person in four says “yes”

The initiative for an unconditional basic income obtained 23% “yes” votes in Switzerland as a whole, 19.5% in German Switzerland, 28.3% in French Switzerland and 21.9% in Italian Switzerland. This is a very respectable result for something that just a short time ago was completely unknown, was backed by practically no political forces, and was proposing a fundamental paradigm shift.

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Large cities returned quite impressive “yes” scores. A number of places even achieved majorities for UBI, such as four central districts in Geneva (Pâquis 54.6%, Mail-Jonction 52.9%, Cluse-Roseraie 51.1% and Prairie-Délices 50.8%), two in Zurich (districts 4 et 5, 54.7%) and the village of Sarzens in Vaud (51.4%). [+]

Fête de clôture de campagne

Time
Wednesday 25 May 2016, 1:30 - Thursday 26 May 2016, 3:30
Location
Name: 
Casino de Montbenon
Address: 
Allée Ernest-Ansermet, 3
1003 Lausanne
Suisse
District: 
Vaud
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Rezonance présente une soirée First: RBI et le travail dans tous ses états

Le peuple suisse votera sur le RBI, le Revenu de Base Inconditionnel (RBI) le 5 juin prochain. Cette innovation sociale est en voie d’expérimentation en Finlande et aux Pays-Bas. Ce n'est qu'une des innovations qui bouillonnent et secoue la société civile. 

Mot de bienvenue par le Professeur Jean-Henry Morin, professeur associé, Faculté des Sciences de la Société - Centre Universitaire d'Informatique (CUI).
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Time
Tuesday 8 Mar 2016, 18:15 - 20:00
Location
Name: 
Uni Mail
Address: 
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve, 40
1205 Genève
Suisse
District: 
Genève
Note: 
Salle MR 080
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RBI, monnaies complémentaires et transition éco-citoyenne

Coorganisé par l'Association de Défense des Chômeurs (ADC Genève), le Réseau Suisse pour le revenu de base, Tera, un EcoVillage pour le XXIème siécle et Monnaie Léman. [+]

Time
Thursday 3 Mar 2016, 20:00 - 22:00
Location
Name: 
Maison de quartier des Pâquis
Address: 
Rue de Berne, 50
1201 Genève
Suisse
District: 
Genève
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An unconditional basic income is a logical response to how the economy is evolving

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Ralph Kundig – Published on Friday, February 5th, 2016 on LeTemps.ch (FR)

An unconditional basic income (UBI) for everyone, the subject of a popular vote in Switzerland on 5 June 2016, is - according to Ralph Kundig - the logical response to developments in the economy. These imply less and less connection between employment and the economy, and consequently between employment and the social safety net. Ralph is the president of BIEN-Switzerland, the association fighting to introduce an UBI in Switzerland

Big data, learning machines, digitization, open source: all are developments which threaten jobs, even highly qualified ones. Unemployment is rising and social security costs are mushrooming, with fewer and fewer workers to pay for it and feeble economic growth. The way things are going means that neither the economy nor social security can any longer remain dependent on employment.

We are already seeing that salaries no longer bear much relation to the usefulness of the work done. The proportion of the population whose revenue is derived from work is a mere 40%; all the others accomplish tasks which are equally necessary to value creation but are unpaid, such as caring for family, learning, volunteer work or art and culture. In the 21st century, the concept of paid work as the sole source of income, social integration and human value creation has become obsolete.

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