In light of Decree 15 we are discussing how to implement a self-sustaining economy for Asgardia. As stated in my platform I am not an economist but I will offer the following idea as a piece of the puzzle to financial self-sustainability.
I would like for us to explore becoming the next Amazon. I am sure at this point you are thinking I am out of my mind but please hear me out. Also we are brainstorming at this point.
My thought here is that instead of Asgardians buying items from Amazon and other places we can buy it from Asgardia. Implementing a sales tax that is lower than other countries to incentivize purchasing from Asgardia and also will inflow revenue of the taxes plus profit on products.
An alternate version of this plan is for Asgardia to enter into partnership with Amazon or other retailers. Asgardia would get a portion of the sales to Asgardians.
Also, is NGO Asgardia eligible for smile. Amazon.com? With this a portion of purchases are returned to Asgardia. It's a small amount but it's better than a poke in the eye and doable now maybe.
So what do you think of this idea?