[pp.int.general] Energy taxation? /was Re: Basic income - how does that fit into the pirate ideology?

Cal. peppecal at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 11:53:54 CEST 2013

On 18 July 2013 11:43, Zbigniew Łukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah - that's the mechanism - but is it really so bad?  I mean
> politically - probably yes - because people don't want to understand
> how it works - but in reality this is exactly what we want - we want
> everyone using transportation to pay for the collective good that is
> being consumed by transportation.

Everyone is paying. Not via money, but via life expectancy. We should
think about reducing pollution, not monetizing/billing it. (And...
people simply don't care. It's not like they can choose.)

>  If someone buys food and that food
> requires transportation and this transportation consumes roads and
> generates traffic jams and pullutes the air and ... - then we want him
> to pay for this - don't we?

Then we switch to rail transport. :D

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