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

Richard Stallman rms at gnu.org
Thu Jul 18 10:49:28 CEST 2013

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    > Oil extraction is a business.  Any business can be taxed for this
    > purpose.

    Taxing oil companies brings energy prices up.

Indeed, it does that, and that is a useful secondary benefit
since it can encourage society to shift to renewable energy.
The effects of global heating can destroy civilization
and are likely to wipe out most of the species on Earth.

However, other businesses can be taxed too.

Dr Richard Stallman
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