In Switzerland, now you can not work!

In Switzerland, want to impose a law on the "unconditional basic income" for everyone, including those who do not want to work

"In Switzerland, collected 126,000 signatures for the introduction of" unconditional basic income "in 2000 euros to guarantee a comfortable life, even those who do not want to work. Now, the question of "unconditional basic income" will be put to a national referendum. Fast collection of 126,000 signatures was a record in the history of referendums to Switzerland. Supporters Boda believe that a guaranteed minimum subsistence level will not deprive the Swiss desire to work.

"Unconditional Basic Income" (AML) would guarantee every adult resident of Switzerland monthly income of 2,500 francs (about 2,000 euros). For this money would not have to run or stand on labor exchange, the money are not in need of social assistance. They are paid by the state just like that, without any conditions, I repeat - so it sounds incredible - all residents of Switzerland, no matter what. Working, by the way, too.

It sounds like a utopia. Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung has compared a draft law to abolish the idea of ​​the force of gravity. However, not all so simple. The initiators of the introduction of AML believe that the bill is realistic, it is useful to society and posilen budget.
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Supporters Boda believe that a guaranteed minimum subsistence level do not deprive us of desire to work. Most of the works, as seeing in the activity meaning and feeling that the work is appreciated by society. With the introduction of guaranteed income in that nothing will change.

However, to attract people to work, which is now unattractive and poorly paid, the employer will have to create the best working conditions and raise wages.

Ironically, many employers are not opposed to Boda. Thus, the founder of the retail chain dm Götz Werner (Götz Werner) for several decades, has consistently advocated the idea of ​​butting all.

Werner compares the possible introduction of a guaranteed income from the discovery that humanity has made, when he learned that the earth is not flat, but round. According to Werner, with the introduction of Boda we suddenly will understand that it is not material poverty makes us work, but on the contrary, the material allows us to work in earnest. Labor productivity will increase, as will all do what they really like. No one will be afraid to experiment and change jobs. For Werner it is also important that if you have guaranteed income every one of us will be able to devote more time to bringing up children and caring for sick relatives.

Common sense seemed to dictate that it is impossible to find the means to pay the Boda. However, the state now spends a lot of money on social benefits. So proponents of legislative initiative estimate that in Switzerland butting at 2500 francs for adults and 625 francs for children need 200 billion francs per year. Now the government spending on social benefits make up 70 billion - and this is without taking into account the costs of the bureaucracy that decides who put social assistance, and who does not. AML will make the bureaucracy in this matter unnecessary. The money will be put to all.

In addition, the initiators plan to Boda simplify the tax system. For example, the owner of the store chain dm Werner believes that all taxes can be replaced by the value added tax of 50% - are now in the cost of goods all taxes taken into account, so the sharp increase in value-added tax at the complete abolition of other taxes will not lead to inflation, but allow reduce bureaucracy. As a result, the state will have additional funds.

Now AML is not paid in any country in the world, but the experiments were conducted, and the results were positive. For example, in Namibia, in a village with a population of Ochivero about a thousand people, charitable organizations during the year paid monthly to each inhabitant of 100 Namibian dollars (about 9 euros). In the first month the people just got drunk on the money. But then in the village began to occur amazing changes. Residents opened bakeries, hairdressers, cooperatives for the production of bricks. Children are no longer hungry, men ceased to engage in poaching. Consumption of alcohol and crime dropped sharply. In other words, everything happened prescription Werner: "not material poverty makes us work, but on the contrary, the material allows us to work really».

In Switzerland, the idea to introduce AML instantly found active supporters. Since 1891, Swiss citizens may bring any issue to a referendum. For more than a century it has been collected 420 signatures for various initiatives. However, it has never been able to collect the necessary 100,000 signatures as quickly as in the case of Bodom - just six months. The total number of signatures collected as a record - in the end October 4 126 000 certified signatures were handed over to the Federal Chancellery.

The procedure for the transfer of signatures accompanied by a rhythmic action. The Berne area of ​​the truck had been emptied 8 million copper coins - a coin for each resident in Switzerland. For the initiators of the campaign Boda had to take a loan. Then, a bank for 10 days to 75 volunteers dragged coin rolls of paper. The total weight of fines amounted to 15 tons.

Now the government has a maximum of five and a half years to put to a referendum a draft law on "unconditional basic income". However, it is possible that the vote will take place next year.

Switzerland - one of the champions of income per capita - $ 43, 3 thousand. But the idea of ​​"Swiss communism" is not based not only on the money - in the end, Switzerland circumvent other countries - Hong Kong, with its $ 44,996 per person; US - $ 46,874; UAE - $ 47,694; Brunei - $ 48,943; Norway - $ 51,959; Singapore - $ 56,498; Luxembourg - $ 85,432; Qatar - $ 88,222 - where the "communism" no one speaks to various reasons.

Meanwhile, there is every reason to believe that the "confirmation of communism" is possible only in those communities where there is public morality, people are united by collective interests, are familiar with each other. Ie while maintaining the common interests. »




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