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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Wie weiter ohne Rahmenabkommen?

Der Präsident der Progress Foundation, Gerhard Schwarz, war in der Sendung «NZZ Standpunkte» zu Gast. Im Gespräch mit NZZ-Chefredaktor Eric Gujer äusserst er sich über die Möglichkeiten der Schweiz nach dem Abbruch der Verhandlungen über ein Rahmenabkommen mit der EU, über nötige Reformen und deren Realisierungschancen sowie über die Eigenheiten des schweizerischen Politiksystems und deren Vor- und Nachteile.

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