[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 

--Paul Fernhout

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