[pp.int.general] Basic income - how does that fit into the pirate ideology?

Tom Behets behets at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 18:46:54 CEST 2013

Some days ago, a non pirate told me her idea of the Pirate party.
She said pirate party is constantly co-opted by all sorts of leftist
interest groups to push their agenda.
I feel the same.

We should stick to our core issues.
If you aim for everything, you get nothing...

On 12 Jul 2013 15:26, "Zbigniew Łukasiak" <zzbbyy at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
> Do you think it is leftist?
> Personally I support Basic Income.  It might be viewed as slightly
> leftist - but if it is introduced together with a linear taxation
> scale and getting rid of unemployment benefits - then it is not
> leftist at all.  For me the most important aspect of this whole
> package is that it makes governance simpler.  Taxation is decoupled
> and can be payed independently for all income sources and the state is
> not forced to do things that depend too much on personal circumstances
> (like checking if the person is really unemployed and if he really
> tries to find a job etc) - state is not good in these - people quickly
> learn how to fool it and that is demoralizing.  But state is good for
> universal services - like paying everyone the same amount.  So let the
> state do what it is good at and let other, smaller organizations do
> other things.
> There are of course many other benefits as well - but this is what
> moves me personally.
> --
> Zbigniew Lukasiak
> http://brudnopis.blogspot.com/
> http://perlalchemy.blogspot.com/
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