Oct 19, 2013

We the Swiss, calling on the world! | BIEN-CH

We the Swiss, calling on the world! | BIEN-CH:
"In Switzerland, we will vote on basic income! We have a very special thing here which is called: Direct Democracy. It means that a group of citizens can propose a law to be voted on by all citizens, if they succeed to collect more than 100,000 signatures. That's what is happening right now in Switzerland with basic income. 126,000 signatures have been collected!"
"We, Swiss activists supporting this idea, are conscious that we are watched by the whole world, especially after the media coverage of October 4th! We now know that we can make a difference, not only in Switzerland, but also in the whole world by showing what is possible! We are paving the way towards basic income. We are conscious that a monumental challenge is in front of us!"

The previous Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Goh Chok Tong, wanted to have the Swiss standard of living for Singaporeans. According to a current MP, that goal has not been achieved.

The Swiss are targeting even higher: a substantial unconditional basic income for everyone. Will Singapore be able to reach that?

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