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Swiss solutions to wealth tax conundrums
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:07:00 GMT

Switzerland is a particularly interesting laboratory because each of its local governments imposes its own rate of wealth tax. Why do Swiss cantons not engage in a race to the bottom on wealth taxes to attract wealthy people? This was one of the big questions on my mind when I went there last...

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Government seeks to curb interest in civilian service
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:56:00 GMT

Following several months of consultations, the Federal Council is supporting eight measures intended to substantially curb departures from the military to pursue civilian service. From 2011 to 2017, the number of civilian service admissions has continued to rise. In 2018 alone, there were 6,205...