Dec 9, 2013

The rich should support unconditional basic income. I

Opinion: Inequality threatens the rich - CNN.comBy Frida Ghitis
"The most intriguing of all the ideas will come to the voters next year.
Under a proposal spelled out in a referendum, every Swiss citizen regardless of income would receive a monthly check of $2,800 from the government.

The notion of a guaranteed income is receiving enormous attention around the world. The idea defies traditional notions of government assistance and means-testing. Instead of a giant bureaucracy and complex programs breaking down assistance for food or housing, the government would make sure nobody lives in poverty, and presumably dismantle a host of welfare structures."
 The rich should support unconditional basic income. It is in their interest.
"Rising inequality is the proven enemy of stability. And nobody benefits more from stability than the wealthy."

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