52nd Economic Conference

«How to feed 10 billion people by 2050»

  • Ian Roberts: «Building a sustainable food system»
  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe: «Ernährung für ein besseres Leben»

Panel discussion

Switzerland has a future. On the positive power of individuality

About the book by Gerhard Schwarz
by Marianne und Werner Wüthrich

The liberal economist Gerhard Schwarz, for many years economics editor of the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” and for several years managing director of the think tank Avenir Suisse, has written an excellent book about Switzerland in generally understandable language. It is an example of how identification with the Swiss model is characteristic of the vast majority of the population, regardless of political persuasion.


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