Le 09/01/2014 10:59, Seb35 a écrit : > For a TL;DR about the concept, the idea of an (unconditionnal) basic > income is to give each citizen of a country a sum of money in order to > fullfill their basic needs: lodging, eat, be healthy. To give an idea of > the amount, one hears often 800-1000 € in France and I heard 2500 CHF in > Switzerland. If people want to earn more, their work income will be in > addition of this basic income. You can read more on the Wikipedia articles > ( and other languages). Be aware, this idea is as strange as Wikipedia > when one discovers it. > > As a Wikipmedian, I dream of such a basic income: it would empower the > people to edit the Wikimedia projects by giving them libre time (libre as > free speech). I don’t think Wikimedia itself should support this to avoid > being involved in politics, but probably many Wikipmedians could be > interested in this idea. > > For the European citizens, there is currently an official call (an ECI > ) to support this idea at the European level, see  ; this call ends > in one week (yes, the 200,000 signatures is a bit far of the million > signatures needed). In Switzerland, a popular legislative initiative > collected more than the 100,000 needed signatures in September 2013, and > this will lead to a nationwide referendum about the basic income there.
I personally support the vision of the basic income. Such a move would be extremely encouraging for our projects, for our societies. Thank you Seb35 for advertising this European call. Emmanuel -- Kiwix - Wikipedia Offline & more * Web: http://www.kiwix.org * Twitter: https://twitter.com/KiwixOffline * more: http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Communication _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>