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0721, 05 Jun 16

Swiss Overwhelmingly Reject Guaranteed Income

Some people still have some sense.

Projections from a referendum in Switzerland suggest voters have rejected a plan to introduce a guaranteed basic income for all.

Some 78% of voters opposed the plan, a GFS projection for Swiss TV suggested.

The proposal had called for adults to be paid an unconditional monthly income, whether they worked or not.

Supporters said since work was increasingly automated, fewer jobs were available for workers. Switzerland is the first country to hold such a vote.


0721, 05 June 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Can’t wait to see how Mark Maley responds to this “magical thinking” on economics.

    I bet it is a full embrace of the economic “magic” thinking here.

  2. Ryan Morgan

    I’m not convinced this is a bad idea so long as it replaced other entitlement programs. See Charles Murray’s piece in WSJ

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Aside from inflationary problems with such an idea….don’t you see this as a nuclear bomb toward motivation to work and achieve?

  4. Mark Maley

    Kev, it appears I wounded you with the magical thinking remark . I apologize for the indigestion it caused if not for the accuracy of the comment

    My brother lives in Zurich . The Native born Swiss already voted to close the doors to any
    New comers so the idea that the native born would support a full living allowance to the non Swiss was probably a non starter from its inception

  5. Kevin Scheunemamn


    The only indigestion I had was the idea implied in your comment: that somehow you do not believe in biggest magic of all….a universe created from nothing without God.

    As long as we understand that you support the most magic religion of them all, and should have no place in a true religious free public school….

  6. old baldy


    That “most magic religion” is strictly your construct. Mark didn’t make that claim, you did. Typical, since you can’t defend the factualness of your religion, you ridicule the beliefs of others.

  7. Mark maley

    Better that than a fat child molestor like you, baldy.

  8. old baldy

    And another cowardly imposter rears its ugly head.

  9. Mark Maley

    OB ,
    You are my hero

    The real Mark Maley

  10. old baldy


    Thanks. But I am no hero, just a regular guy. Reserve the hero designation for folks that stand up to bullies and willfully ignorant politicians.


  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    The fact that Baldy passionately evangelizes his bleak Nihilist world view that makes him “heroic”?

    Or is it the simple fact he hates Christian points of view that makes him “heroic”?

    If guess we need a lesson on real heroics.

  12. old baldy


    You have used the word “nihilist” or various forms 237 times in the last week. You really should try to expand your vocabulary.

    PS: Everything you said is nonsense.

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