[pp.int.general] Basic income - how does that fit into the pirate ideology?
dario at pirata.cat
Fri Jul 12 16:19:08 CEST 2013
2013/7/12 Betiel <betielix at gmail.com>
> What`s the matter if it is leftist or not? The question must be if it will
> be usefull and solve people problems or not. Or if basic incomes should be
> addressed by pirates parties or not. If you see it as a kind of human right
> I believe is a valid pirate topic.
> In Argentina we actually have basic income by law. It would be crazy to
> try to change that, except perhaps to ask for a change in the mount due to
> inflation, so we really do not have discussions about it.
> Personally I believe having a basic income helps to avoid abuses from some
> unethical companies.
Just to know, basic income in Argentina is unconditional?
> 2013/7/12 Zbigniew Łukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com>
>> Basic income is often mentioned as point of the pirates program. Do
>> you think it is a universal thing across all pirate parties - or is it
>> just the German pirates that stand strongly behind it?
Just as universal as direct/liquid democracy. Each party have their own
view (which is great and required because each country is different).
>> Do you think it is leftist?
I don't think so. I found an interesting article about basic income which
describes three trends that can lead to it, and they are pretty neutral:
Pirates de Catalunya http://pirata.cat
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