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(Bloomberg) -- Switzerland will vote on an unconditional basic income on June 5 that could result in a monthly stipend of 2,500 francs ($2,500). Still, that would yield an annual payout just above the 2014 poverty line. About one in eight people in Switzerland were below the level in that year -- more than in France, Denmark and Norway.

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