Our proposal is to abolish physical schoolbooks and to replace those with e-books on e-readers. We have two arguments for this proposal. Continue reading Education in space settlements: School books
With penal labour we mean here what is usually known as community service or community payback – a non-custodial punishment in some jurisdictions around the world. We prefer the term penal labour in order to distinguish it from it from non-penal forms of community service and because it makes clear that this is a punishment. Continue reading “Penal labour”
An interesting new way of contraception is discussed in Robin Baker‘s book Sex in the Future. Baker proposes a system in which people get sterilized at young age (16 or 18 for instance) and that their gametes would be stored ex vivo. When a couple wants to start a family they would retrieve their gametes from the storage and became pregnant through in vitro fertilization. Of course this program should be entirely voluntary, although it would be quite effective.
The title of this post is a little bit misleading, as we propose a tax on telecommunication. Why should we have a tax on internet or telecommunication? We favor such tax for funding public broadcasting, an alternative compensation scheme and subsidies for open-source software. Continue reading Internet tax
We propose that every adult should be obliged to have a legal expenses insurance and a liability insurance policy. Continue reading Legal expenses and liability insurances
Our opinion is that the primary justification for fuel taxes is to fund the government’s responsibility to maintain infrastructure. Since there is a clear correlation between fuel consumption and road use (i.e. a certain amount of fuel is used to travel a certain distance), fuel consumption is an adequate target for taxation. Continue reading On electricity bills
On an evening out Alice met Bob. They have a good time and subsequently end up getting laid. The next morning Bob leaves without a trace, but a few weeks later Alice found herself pregnant. Since she is a secular pro-life activist she decides to keep her child, with the result that Alice becomes a single mother. Unable to locate her child’s father, she has sole responsibility to raise her child.