Opinion: Inequality threatens the rich - CNN.com: By 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 rich should support unconditional basic income. It is in their interest.
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."
"Rising inequality is the proven enemy of stability. And nobody benefits more from stability than the wealthy."