[p2p-research] Basic income from a millionaire's perspective?
Paul D. Fernhout
pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com
Tue Aug 4 20:35:16 CEST 2009
Alex Rollin wrote:
> I am interested in what sort of participatory system would allow usa
> citizens to agree which companies should be allowed to operate to
> employee all this free labor.
Well, I'm not sure what you mean by "this free labor"?
> In most socialist countries now this is what you look at. Sweden taxes
> the hell out of industry that isn't good for the people, and tat's how
> companies are kept in check when accessing the labor market.
That's a good issue I have ignored about the role of taxes to structure the
economy. I guess you could tax assets involved in different purposes at
different rates (a personal real estate rate, a tobacco company rate, and so
on), but it is not clear if that really needs to be done?
I'd suggest just fining the industries involved in socially problematical
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