The Swiss will shortly vote on whether to introduce a basic income – a sum paid by the state to every citizen. Could the idea take off, and would it work? Simon Wilson investigates.
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Immigration remains a big political issue, despite studies showing that newcomers bring an economy net benefits. Why? Simon Wilson reports.
BT has made an aggressive move into the pay-TV sector, snatching lucrative football rights from Sky and ITV. But has it paid too high a price? Simon Wilson investigates.
Silk Road, a notorious marketplace for illegal activity, was closed down by the FBI recently. Does this mark the beginning of the end for cybercrime? Simon Wilson reports.
President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms are complex, but modest – though you wouldn’t know it from the rows they’re causing. Simon Wilson reports.
Pioneers of ‘wearable tech’ are predicting a glorious future for their gadgets. What are they, and will they really take off? Simon Wilson reports.
TSB has been spun off from Lloyds, branding itself as a new ‘local’ bank. But just how local is it really? And will it make any difference to high street banking? Simon Wilson investigates.
The fortunes of Japan’s mafia have suffered along with the economy. Are they now in terminal decline? Simon Wilson reports.
Tensions have blown up once again between Spain and Britain over Gibraltar. What’s behind the latest spat? Simon Wilson investigates.
The Brazilian state has driven criminal gangs out of 140 of its infamous slums. Can the remaining 1,000 slums also be pacified? Simon Wilson investigates.