Switzerland’s federalism relies upon fiscal competition, but the financially weakest are not left alone

Switzerland’s fiscal equalisation and task allocation is in need of reform. Intergovernmental cooperation in various policy areas is strained by the unequal contribution and distribution of federal funds. Fiscal competition needs to be combined with greater intercantonal solidarity.
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Privatization & liberalization: the debate is open! (2/2)

Privatization is only a tool. Sometimes other measures are more effective in boosting the economy by allowing more competition, such as market liberalization or the removal of obsolete regulations. Below are two examples applied to the energy sector and trade.
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