Volksinitiative

Citizen’s initiative formally accepted

Header of the Federal Chancellery letter

Today November 8, 2013, the Federal Chancellery of Switzerland announced that the citizen’s initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income has been formally accepted. It stated that after the validation of the signatures on 4 October, 126,408 valid signatures were submitted. Thus, the Federal Chancellery of Switzerland confirms formally: There will be a national referendum on Unconditional Basic Income.

What's next now? The Federal Council will consider Basic Income and prepare a report on it. This will take about one year. Afterwards there will be a debate in the parliament. The national referendum will follow in two to three years.

The question is: Should each person in the country receive the financial basis for a living unconditionally?

Enno Schmidt & Daniel Straub [+]

Film+Débat: Le Revenu de Base

Time
Thursday 29 Nov 2012, 19:30 - 22:00
Location
Name: 
Nouvelle Terre
Address: 
Rue du Grand-Verger, 12
1920 Martigny
Suisse
District: 
Martigny
Information

Film+Débat: Le Revenu de Base

Time
Wednesday 17 Oct 2012, 19:30 - 21:30
Location
Name: 
Nouvelle Terre
Address: 
Rue du Grand-Verger, 12
1920 Martigny
Suisse
District: 
Martigny
Information

Film et débat interactif sur le RBI

Time
Sunday 7 Oct 2012, 17:00 - 21:00
Location
Name: 
Grenier Bernois
Address: 
Place du Casino, 1
1110 Morges
Suisse
District: 
Morges
Information

Davos: will robots replace the human workforce?

davos basic income dancing robot
Image: Samuel Asuncion

The 46th edition of the World Economic Forum ended on January 23rd. The danger that represents the 4th industrial revolution for employment was at the heart of the debates. MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson underlined that "we're heading towards a future with incredible amounts of wealth and little work" . His university just published a report stating that 47% of all jobs in the US could be automated within 20 years. Another study by the WEF shows that artificial intelligence will destroy 7.1 million jobs in the next five years in the 15 main world economies and will only create 2 million new jobs. [+]

randomness