The lessons from the Swiss basic income referendum

    Just having a referendum on a Basic Income proposal was a huge step forward, but we must still learn the lessons from its emphatic rejection by Swiss voters.   It’s easy to criticise a bold act that has fallen short of its objectives, so let me start with praising those who petitioned the Swiss…

How much do we have to work just to pay to access our own land?

The average home owner in the UK will work for nearly 7 years (or 1/7 of their working life) while the average renter will work for 13 years (or 1/4 of their working life), just to pay for the land they inhabit. That represents as much as 14% and 25% respectively of their entire working lives…