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I had at last the chance to examine this new style of Swiss banknotes, and I’m somewhat divided about it.
Of course, I don’t like changing for the sake of change, even if I can understand the reasons behind. I really like the current series, which is very well designed (my favourite still being the incredible 5th one, which was emitted between 1956 and 1980).
Putting my conservative bias away, I really like the feeling of the new paper, very solid and almost cardboardy (brand new, at least). It’s very colorful and with nice technological touches, and I suppose the whole new series will still conserve the practical design characteristics of the current one, so why not ?
In the end, two things are really irking me : the decision to get rid of people in favour of very consensual scenes on the banknotes – I will miss Le Corbusier, Giacometti and Ramuz, Ramuz with his Lavaux hills back… ; but most of all, I hate the ridiculous Green Giant hand holding the dandelion on the front of the note (seriously, I can live with the rest, but please amend the design and get rid of it – keep the dandelion, though).

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If you see that image while scrolling… You’ve been visited by Jacob Burckhardt, the Purple Swiss Historian. Reblog in thirty seconds for years of boring Sundays, direct democracy, social consensus and full employment to come !

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Thank god I’m a fucking squirrel, I probably will be able to wait for my next paychecks (since I’m now working three jobs in order to keep afloat) without starving. Of course, fruits and unprocessed food will be a luxury. With my new shiny and oh-so-social contract, I’m fucked financially 12 months a year, instead of 3 or 4, and it was mostly because of unpaid vacation time. It’s really time I quit this job.

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American occupation money for France

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laurentbelkacem:

I’m walking on sunshine #ruppen #5centimes #rbi #revenudebase #grundeinkommen

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laurentbelkacem:

This is what CHF 400,000.-, in 5 cents coins, looks like. #15tons #rbi #revenudebase #grundeinkommen #scroogesyndrom

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Austrian scientific coins are really cool. Evolution, robotic, bionic, they can only be matched by a Swiss coin about the traditional drunken beheading of two geese. [coins] [design] [darwin]