Hmm .. I thought as I walked by this poster on Sunday. Would have been sort of interesting to check out the crowd and hear the arguments for a basic, guaranteed income. It is worth it to note that the State of Alaska has a system which provides each citizen with a share of the state’s oil revenues – although the amount that has averaged around $1,300 p.a. in recent years, is far from enough to live on [Wikipedia]. Switzerland may actually hold a referendum on the issue. The date is not yet determined and it is not an initiative supported by the Swiss federal government .. but the proposal is for some $2,800 per month for each citizen. Now that is starting to sound like real money to me.