Demographic Dysphoria: Swiss Village Offers Families Over $70,000 To Live There

Across the world, demographic dysphoria is taking shape, creating numerous headaches for governments. To avoid the next economic downturn, governments are searching for creative measures to increase population growth and deliver a sustainable economy. In Europe, a near decade of excessive monetary policy coupled with a massive influx of refugees have not been able to reverse negative population growth– first spotted in 2012.

As for Switzerland, a small mountainside village near Leukerbad in Canton of Valais called Albinen, is now experiencing a population crisis. The village of 240 inhabitants is one many areas in the country experiencing a mass exodus in recent years.

The report blames depopulation on Switzerland’s younger generation moving to big cities in attempt for a better life. With declining population, the village’s economy has come to a halt with local businesses closing up shop. Even the local school system had to shut down because activity in the area is non-existent.

Among the remaining residents, widespread panic has reached the village’s council, with locals demanding officials do something to reverse the declining trend and improve the economic outlook for the area.

 In a last ditch effort to avoid a total collapse of the local economy, officials are now offering 70,000 Francs ( 71,467 US Dollars) to families (of 4) under the age of 45 to move in and settle down for 10-years.

Here are the strict rules,

The communal council has accepted the initiative and has drawn up a regulation which provides financial assistance for anyone who would deposit his papers in Albinen. The planned amounts are 25,000 francs per adult and 10,000 francs per child. A family of four would thus receive 70,000 francs. The financing of the operation would go through the creation of a fund in which the municipality would pay 100,000 francs annually.


The offer is, however, subject to certain conditions. The interested parties must be under 45 years old. They must make a commitment to reside at least ten years in the commune, specifies the president. The minimum amount of their investment is set at 200,000 francs. It can not be a second home. Real estate complexes of investor groups are excluded from the offer.

Tour Albinen from above:

The village’s local newsletter explains why officials want to pay outsiders to live in their community,

It is an investment in the village’s future, adding that the community will profit from the new families through taxes, construction contracts and purchases in the village shop, while young people will bring life back to the village. In a best-case scenario, even the village school will reopen.  

Thomas Egger, director of the Swiss Association for Mountain Regions (SAB) said, “the rural exodus is an insidious phenomenon that spans several decades. The only closure of a post office is not yet a warning signal, but when the last store, the last restaurant closes, the doctor has no visit, the situation becomes dramatic”.

Over the years, many mountain municipalities have implemented creative measures to attract new residents. Several municipalities have, in the past, offered rebates for the purchase of land or housing. Some municipalities offer public transportation or even discounts for goods and services to new residents.

In a poll, one Swiss Newspaper asked: “would you be ready to settle in Albinen against 70,000 francs?” The overwhelmingly response of 3,257 participants was - No.

Perhaps in a preview of things to come, mountain regions in Switzerland offering cash for outsiders to live in their communities is an act of desperation and demonstrates demographic dysphoria is full steam ahead in the western hemisphere. It’s only a matter of time before larger municipalities take note and offer similar packages. We think this could be useful in the United States for cities like Baltimore and Detroit where population totals have hit record low levels.


fleur de lis JohnG Sat, 11/25/2017 - 20:42 Permalink

There are many Latin American families who could make the move, become good workers, and eventually fit in.It would take them a while to adjust but being part of Western Civilization, they would assimilate in time.Their children would be given good educations and would eventually become part of the wider society.There only needs to be a way to weed out the ones with chips on the shoulder and bring in the ones who want a better life for themselves and their children.And there are always the industrious white South Africans who are hounded and attacked by the new management and their goons.They would fit in easily and would contribute greatly to the prosperity of the town.The problem might be that since the NWO psychopaths have decided that white South Africans are baddies who don't fit the multicultural mold, the Swiss might be foolish enough to overlook their vast potential for Switzerland.The terms "racism" and "multiculturalism" are only fake words to control white populations.The sooner they are ignored and deleted as lingua franca the better for us all.  

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waspwench Stuck on Zero Sat, 11/25/2017 - 22:10 Permalink

Why do they refuse to take anyone over 45?

I would happily forgo the financial inducement if they would let me retire to Switzerland. I am white, Christian, have no doubts about my gender and would not demand any special privileges or accommodations, or education for my offspring, nor would I demand to bring in dozens of relatives. I would be self-supporting and would cause no problems for them. I would buy my own health insurance and pay Swiss taxes. I would even be happy to let them have the remains of my estate after I was gone.

The Swiss should be selling themselves as a retiree haven. They would probably be able to fill all their empty villages very quickly and their culture would not be compromised.

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Endgame Napoleon Stuck on Zero Sat, 11/25/2017 - 23:42 Permalink

Geez, sex and reproduction is SO much more lucrative than hard work. In an era when more educated people abound than ever before in history, it is amazing that the only method humans can concoct to create a viable economy is birthing. Western economies must need children to work on farms and in factories, like in the 19th century. The only thing economic stimulus takes is more young families, even though the world is full of impoverished nations brimming over with young families. Alert them to this money-making proposition.

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Demologos Endgame Napoleon Sun, 11/26/2017 - 10:50 Permalink

Simple. They want lifetime tax mules and you get that by making babies and keeping them local. Nothing wrong with that as long as the taxes go to maintaining the streets and other infrastructure necessary for modern life. It's wrong when the taxes are used to subjugate other nations and fuel rampant corruption. Case in point, the US and most of the EU.

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Max UK PlayMoney Sat, 11/25/2017 - 23:30 Permalink

It's worse than that. Once in the country, they'd be off to Zurich within the hour. Scotland at one time tried to address the same demographic issue with immigration incentives. It seems that many immigrants were just using Scotland as the entry point to London.Scotland as a nation, it seems, is increasingly anywhere but on the territory itself. They have cities, but England has the jobs, the climate, and whatever else it is that millenials want. Within England itself, the booming southeast, will one day be an enormous suburb of London, with dwindling countryside. It isn't just immigration, but also the rest of England is gravitating there. Not even the insane property prices can deter people. A £70k incentive to live in Scotland, or be subject to crippling debt to live in a rabbit hutch in London, it seems there would be no contest. This is a tough issue. FOMO, 'Fear of missing out,' there is no price high enough to deter people from being 'where it's at.'   

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Bemused Observer Max UK Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:18 Permalink

Scotland, yeah, not a good place to try the immigration-thing. It's not the jobs or the climate, it's the people. Clannish folk who live in the mountains are NOT going to welcome immigrants...period.Scotland, Afghanistan, the Caucuses, the Appalachians, the Ethiopian Highlands, etc...ALL populated by independent-minded, tough, clannish folk who do not tolerate outsiders. This mindset goes way back, it's ingrained in their cultures, so you aren't going to dig it out of there. The pre-human life that developed there probably had the same attitudes, going all the way back to bacteria, where the McArchaea Clan were the "Chechens" of the primordial ooze. The few liberals who live in the cities do NOT change the mindset of the country/region.

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DEMIZEN Sat, 11/25/2017 - 15:41 Permalink

what they need is a mosque. i can help them outsource a young, promising 3rd world architect and couple of pakis to build it.seriously who is stupid enough to fall for a rebate and live below zero other than some seriously disturbed sociopaths. why not just let the demand settle the price? crooks. bs subsidy trap.

Son of Loki Sat, 11/25/2017 - 15:45 Permalink

Many Americans don't travel to Europe anymore. Even cruise ships are now prefering Asia and Australia to Europe.Who wants to see see africans sleeping all pover the sidewalks and/or get assaulted by a rapefugee?Europe is spiraling down into the cesspool as the migrants take over. The home of culture that gave us Mozart, Palestrina, etc will never be the same.

PacOps Moe Howard Sat, 11/25/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

Spent 4 months traveling Poland last year based out of Kazimierz Dolny. Excellent restaurants & food at very low cost. Very pretty girls abound ... if I were 40 years younger I would have been tempted to do some courting.Gotta watch out for speed traps - Polish police are very good with Radar Gun ambushes. Waze is a great navigation App that works all over Europe.

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Bemused Observer Sat, 11/25/2017 - 15:48 Permalink

Why is it that these generous offers only come from places with a crappy climate? I hear they're giving would-be Siberian settlers great deals too...Why aren't any of the warmer countries giving this a shot? Lure in people who can invest, and spend, and produce, in return for a nice little tropical villa? I'd relocate to Costa Rica to give it a shot, but not to the Alps or Siberia.

InnVestuhrr Sat, 11/25/2017 - 15:52 Permalink

In summer a very pleasant stopover for lunch.In winter, 50-100 centimeters of snow, below freezing, gloomy grey, for months.MANY km to nearest serious healthcare and shopping.And every direction is either steep uphill or downhill.Plus the delightful Swiss income taxation system, including an income tax to support religion - YIPPPEEEE!!!!

InnVestuhrr amadeus39 Sat, 11/25/2017 - 20:53 Permalink

The alternative to getting old is dieing young, ie very UNlucky.I've had both robust youth and decrepid old age, and although old age really sucks, yes, not for sissies, it is infinitely better than dieing young. If I decide to exit myself, I will be taking with me those who deserve less living, which will give me a sense of purpose and some reason to celebrate.

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