[pp.int.general] Basic income - how does that fit into the pirate ideology?
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Thu Jul 18 13:18:17 CEST 2013
2013/7/18 Zbigniew Łukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com>
> 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.
But transportation taxes also rises the prices of food (unless you can
assure everybody can get the food without transportation- we know that is
impossible in big cities), thus elevating the quantity of money you need to
for the basic income
> > However, other businesses can be taxed too.
> > --
> > Dr Richard Stallman
> > President, Free Software Foundation
> > 51 Franklin St
> > Boston MA 02110
> > USA
> > www.fsf.org www.gnu.org
> > Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
> > Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.
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> Zbigniew Lukasiak
> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
> pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
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