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

Loïc Grobol loic.grobol at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 16:33:51 CEST 2013

On 16 July 2013 15:46, Antonio Garcia <ningunotro at hotmail.com> wrote:
> A scheme that would pay unconditionally will end up paying more in total
> than present social welfare
Do you have facts to support this claim?

> people would spend way less responsibly,
Do you have facts to support this claim?

As I understand them, most of the suggestions of implementation of UBI
are considering a rather small one, not enough to make this high
octane nightmare fuel of yours possible.

> If the problem is way too uneven distribution
You are missing the point. UBI is not about redistribution, or making
distribution even. That's the point of the term *unconditional*. The
point of UBI is the reorganisation of inefficient and oft abused
welfare policies and providing basic safety and free time for

I understand your fear of big companies conspiracies and lobbies, but
though UBI could certainly be abused, I don't think that it suffice to
dismiss it as a “zero thinking idea”. But it may just be a side-effect
of your peculiar way of stating your opinions.

Loïc Grobol.

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