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I've quite liked the basic income idea for a while and the EU level does solve some problems, so I like your idea a lot, but I have some questions:

  1. Does this have to be tied to Euro membership?

  2. Are such transfers as will occur inflationary for a country like (say) Slovenia?

  3. Whilst pushing a basic income out across the Schengen zone solves the "freedom of movement in the EU" problem, is there a danger it will greatly amplify problems at the borders of the Schengen zone?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Oct 6th, 2008 at 03:44:05 PM EST

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