Promotion of intelligent markets Low VAT rates (over eight per cent is too high). Even if absurd conditions now prevail in the EU, this is by no means a reason for Switzerland to adapt. We are steering towards general prosperity rather than the steady increase in the value of a few. Counteract the ageing in parliaments and universities. Furthermore, we should be promoting democracies instead of undermining them. Free opinion formation should be the goal of education. They must impart mass learning material and one-sided, comfortable teaching.