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瑞士将公投全民发工资 每人每月1.7万 [Copy link] 中文

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Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, is engaged in an intense process of soul searching - about money.
世界上最富裕的国家之一瑞士正积极地对金钱做着自我反省。
This year alone there have been two nationwide referendums on executive pay, one of which approved strict limits on bonuses and banned golden handshakes.Now two more votes are on the way, the first on the introduction of a minimum wage, and the second, and most controversial, on a guaranteed basic income for all legal residents, whether they work or not.
瑞士仅今年就已经针对高管薪酬进行了两次全民公投,其中一项通过;这项提案对高管的奖金做了严格的限定并禁止了高额退休金的发放。现在还有两个投票也在紧锣密鼓地进行,其中一个要求引入最低工资,另一个则最具争议性——无论工作与否,瑞士公民享有每月基本收入(高达2500瑞士法郎,约合1.7万人民币)。
To hold a nationwide referendum, all citizens have to do is gather 100,000 signatures calling for a vote, and the ballot must be held - the result is binding.
要想举行全民公投,瑞士人所要做的仅仅是搜集到10万个签名。接下来投票就必须举行,且其结果也是有法律约束力的。
For Enno Schmidt, a key supporter of universal basic income, Switzerland is the perfect place, and 2013 the perfect time, to launch a campaign to introduce it.
恩诺-施密特作为全民基本收入提案的关键支持者之一,他认为2013年在瑞士发起这样一场投票是很合适的。
Swiss business leaders have reacted with dismay, one calling it a "happy land" proposal, the product of a younger generation that has never experienced a major economicrecession or widespread unemployment.
瑞士的一些企业家们对此表示担忧,其中一个人称之为“乐土式”提案,认为这是没有经历过大规模经济衰退、大范围失业的年轻一代弄出来的产物。


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