Switzerland – A Nation of Immigrants (Whether it Likes to Admit it or Not)
Geneva / Switzerland

Switzerland – A Nation of Immigrants (Whether it Likes to Admit it or Not)

Back when the World Cup was going on, and Switzerland was still in the running, BBC News put out a great article that engaged both my seasonal soccer craze and my curiosity about the Swiss team’s players’ origins. I became interested in the immigration component of the World Cup after a friend shared another spot-on article on Facebook, which … Continue reading

The Minimum Wage Debate
Switzerland

The Minimum Wage Debate

About two weeks ago, the Swiss voted in a referendum to decide whether or not to set the national minimum wage to 4000 CHF a month, or roughly 22 CHF per hour (that’s $24.65 minimum). Not surprisingly, the measure was rejected by a large margin, with 76% of voters saying NO to the initiative, which would have otherwise made Switzerland … Continue reading