PBS NewsHour

Swiss consider welfare overhaul with guaranteed income

Clip: 04/07/2014 | 9m 16s

In Switzerland, an idea to guarantee every citizen a yearly income of 30,000 Swiss Francs, regardless of other wealth or employment, has gained enough supporters to trigger a referendum. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that the idea is gaining some traction across party lines in the United States, too, but views differ on if and how a guaranteed minimum income would work.

Aired: 04/07/14

Rating: NR

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