Switzerland to vote on $2,800 monthly ‘basic income’ for adults

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Switzerland to vote on $2,800 monthly ‘basic income’ for adults

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More than 100,000 residents in Switzerland have signed a petition demanding that the government ensure a minimum monthly income of $2,800 (2,500 Swiss francs) for all adults in the country.

MSN reports that in a public display of support, advocates tipped over a truck full of 8 million five-cent coins in front of the Swiss capital on Friday, one coin for each of the country’s citizens.

A formal date has yet to be set for the vote but it could come as early as this year, pending guidance from Swiss government. (Yahoo News)

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