Andreas Tögel: Unconditional basic income – a crazy idea

Andreas Tögel: Unconditional basic income – a crazy idea

Like the Loch Ness Monster, the dream of a lifetime of idleness reappears every few years. That was the case in Switzerland six years ago. In June 2016, however, the Confederates rejected the initiative for an “unconditional basic income” with a majority of 77 percent. The time has come in Austria these days: the registration deadline for a relevant referendum is at the beginning of May.

The deeply internalized social-democratism in the country on the river gives rise to bad fears: A far-reaching enthusiasm for this “social” measure cannot be ruled out. The idea of ​​an effortless life at the […]

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