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Switzerland To Vote On Ending Fractional Reserve Banking | Zero Hedge

Switzerland To Vote On Ending Fractional Reserve Banking | Zero Hedge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today the Swiss Federal Government confirmed that it had received enough signatures and would hold a referendum as part of the so-called "Vollgeld", or Full Money Initiative, also known as the Campaign for Monetary Reform, which seeks to ban commercial banks from creating money, and which calls for the central bank to be given sole power to create the money in the financial system. In other words, an initiative to ban fractional reserve banking, and revert to a 100% reserve.
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Switzerland reportedly offers Snowden safe passage, immunity from extradition

Switzerland reportedly offers Snowden safe passage, immunity from extradition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A report in the Swiss weekend paper Sonntagszeitung states that Snowden would not be extradited to the USA for "politically motivated" reasons if he were to attend hearings on illegal NSA spying.
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Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share

Neighborhood mailbox stickers let communities display items they have to share | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pumpipumpe is a Switzerland-based project that is encouraging residents to place stickers on their mailbox to denote the goods they're willing to lend to their neighbors.
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4 Sharing Economy Services in Switzerland - Newly Swissed

4 Sharing Economy Services in Switzerland - Newly Swissed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You might think that sharing can't possibly take hold in a wealthy nation like Switzerland. But sharing is coming back with a new name: Sharing economy. ("Share this!
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Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive

Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The simplest welfare program imaginable: an income for everyone, no strings attached.
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The Abolition of Poverty in Switzerland: A Template for Europe?

The Abolition of Poverty in Switzerland: A Template for Europe? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For the past 18 months people all over Switzerland have been campaigning for the "Citizens’ Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income". Today the result of their efforts will be handed to the Federal Chancellery: 116,000 signatures (the minimum required number of signatures for the initiative to trigger a referendum was 100,000). The success of the initiative means that citizens of Switzerland will be the first in the world to vote on "Unconditional Basic Income"....

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Switzerland ahead of the US in the "sharing economy"

Switzerland ahead of the US in the "sharing economy" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing or renting your house when you are not using it, or your car when you have a seat to spare is a very old idea.
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Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors - PSFK

Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Apart from new friends and a stronger link to the community, getting to know your neighbors can also mean a useful pool of resources should you ever find yourself lacking. To encourage more interaction and sharing, a Switzerland-based project called Pumpipumpe is offering people free stickers for their mailbox that show which household goods they’re willing to lend to neighbors. For a small charge of 4 Euros, International residents can get in on the action as well.

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Francophone Network for the Commons - P2P Foundation

Francophone Network for the Commons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Francophone Network for the commons is an informal network established in September 2012 in response to a call from the Paris-based association VECAM (http://vecam.org/article1255.html) published on July 3, 2012. The network includes individuals and organizations that share the belief that the solutions to our economic, social and ecological crises cannot be reduced to a binary debate of market versus state. The commons promotes other ways of thinking about development that are more friendly to both humans and the planet, more cooperative than competitive, and more creative. The Francophone Network has sought to improve the networking of actors and promoters of the commons within the French-speaking world to give it more visibility; to facilitate mutual education about different commons-based approaches in respective countries; and to contribute to a international dynamic, wider and complementary with existing networks.

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The Sharing Economy | Global developments & status in Switzerland

What is the sharing economy? Why is it becoming more and more successful? What is the effect on society and economy? What's already happening in Switzerland?... (RT @stellaschieffer I talked about the #shareconomy to the #OxbridgeClub.
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Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive

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This fall, a truck dumped eight million coins outside the Parliament building in Bern, one for every Swiss citizen. It was a publicity stunt for advocates of an audacious social policy that just might become reality in the tiny, rich country. Along with the coins, activists delivered 125,000 signatures — enough to trigger a Swiss public referendum, this time on providing a monthly income to every citizen, no strings attached. Every month, every Swiss person would receive a check from the government, no matter how rich or poor, how hardworking or lazy, how old or young. Poverty would disappear. Economists, needless to say, are sharply divided on what would reappear in its place — and whether such a basic-income scheme might have some appeal for other, less socialist countries too.

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Switzerland to vote on $2756 basic monthly income for citizens - DigitalJournal.com

Switzerland to vote on $2756 basic monthly income for citizens - DigitalJournal.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A Switzerland grassroots committee is requesting all Swiss citizens to vote on a basic $2,756 unconditional monthly income for each adult citizen. The purpose is to provide the people a financial safety net.

 




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