[pp.int.general] Basic income - how does that fit into the pirate ideology?
zzbbyy at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 10:58:51 CEST 2013
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Richard Stallman <rms at gnu.org> wrote:
> [ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider
> [ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,
> [ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example.
> > 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.
This gets a bit off-topic - but it is quite interesting how raising
energy and transportation prices seem to be a kind of political taboo
in many countries. I for one would welcome petrol prices high enough
to reduce traffic, congestion is a pure waste.
> However, other businesses can be taxed too.
> Dr Richard Stallman
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