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

Dario dario at pirata.cat
Sat Jul 13 23:22:02 CEST 2013

2013/7/13 Zbigniew Łukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 10:24 PM, Daniel Riaño <danielrr2 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Sorry to disagree, but I don't think PP-ES has any position on the
> subject,
> > certainly not one that has ever been subject to informed debate or
> > resolution by any representative body.
> >
> > But this is certainly a very interesting subject, both from the
> > philosophical and the practical sides. As of the latter, I don't know of
> any
> > study of whether a universal basic income is economically feasible in
> Spain
> > (it is always a good point to estimate economical viability of such big
> > projects before trying it) or in Europe. But the philosophical questions
> are
> As to the economic viability - a state can always start with a
> "partial basic income" - that is one that is below the 'social
> minimum', just like the Alaska example with a $100.
Progressive actions are the best way. About this and anything else we,
pirates, should think in long term.

Actually, the current Basic Income ECI is to ask European Parliament
formally to study its viability, not for its direct implementation.

I personally think this is the correct way to handle this. First, you study
it. Then, you find the best course of action.

Dario Castañé
Pirates de Catalunya http://pirata.cat
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