To Each According To His Need…

Kolchos

Swiss intellectuals want a guaranteed income for everyone:

Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of £425 a week (or £1,700 a month).

The plan, proposed by a group of intellectuals, could make the country the first in the world to pay all of its citizens a monthly basic income regardless if they work or not.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3422775/Swiss-government-proposes-paying-1-700-month-work-not-bid-end-poverty-insists-people-want-job.html#ixzz3yh2MlvVs

Read the following article to see why this won’t work:

Socialism’s Achilles Heel: The Incentive Problem

Also, see the following article for an account of how socialism has affected Venezuela:

Venezuela Declares Another Emergency: It Has Run Out of Food:

Venezuela’s opposition legislature has declared a “nutritional emergency,” proclaiming that the country simply does not have enough food to feed its population. The move comes after years of socialist rationing and shortages that forced millions to wait on lines lasting as long as six hours for a pint of milk, a bag of flour, or carton of cooking oil.

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