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Letters A universal basic income

Switzerland voted against a universal basic income

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 16 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j191
  1. Erik von Elm, co-director
  1. Cochrane Switzerland, IUMSP Lausanne, Corniche 10, CH1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
  1. erik.vonelm{at}

Painter discusses the health benefits of a universal basic income (UBI).1 With its long tradition of direct democracy, Switzerland was the first country to vote on the introduction of a UBI plan, only about six months ago.2 In the preceding months and weeks the …

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