Universal basic income: an alternative to social welfare?

“The purpose of welfare is not to make us thralls to the state; rather it is to provide a safety net that catches us when we fall and helps us get back up again”


Last month, Switzerland voted on a proposal that would give every adult citizen and permanent resident of that country a monthly salary of 2,500 Swiss francs (about €2300), with an added 625 Swiss francs (€575) per child – a universal