IF you work, you receive an income; and if you do not work, then you do not have any income. That is the logic, right? But some people in Switzerland (瑞士) do not think so.
Recently, they suggested that every single person in their country – as long as they have lived there for five years – should have a free monthly income of about HK$20,000, even if they do not have a job! Sounds crazy? But more than 20 percent voted yes to the idea. However, the suggestion was rejected because 75 percent said ‛no’.
Supporters of free income say that half of the work done in the country is unpaid, like the hard work full-time mothers do. But those who disagreed think that many people will move to their country just because of the free income.
(This article is published on Goodies on 15 June 2016)