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The Basic Income Movement in France

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The situation of the basic income movement has evolved a lot recently. These slides presented at a conference in Berlin attempt to summarize the situation in France in 2013.

The Basic Income Movement in France

  1. 1. The Basic Income Movement in France:From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanCoordinator of the French Movement for a basicincomestanjourdan@revenudebase.info@stanjourdanrevenudebase.info
  2. 2. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanBasic Income in FranceSome historical facts●1930s : Jacques Duboin, distributive economy●1970s : Yoland Bresson●1980s : Foundation of AIRE and BIEN●1990s : Revue MAUSS, unemployment movement, André Gorz,Jean-Marc Ferry...●2000s : Basic Income disappears●2006 : Christine Boutin (Christian Democrats) proposes a law bill●2009 : Launch of a petition website for life income●2011 : Villepin, POURS Collective●2012-13 : New network for basic income
  3. 3. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanThe Basic Income Movement in Francein early 2012
  4. 4. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanFinancing Basic Income in FranceSome key factsSource: Marc de Basquiatallocationuniverselle.comThe existing redistribution inFrance already gives400€/adult on average
  5. 5. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanThe failure of minimum income
  6. 6. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanThe failure of minimum income●Reasons why people dont claim for theminimum income in France :– Dont know how to claim for it (30%)– Think they are excluded (30%)– Stigma effect (25%)– Have others means of survival (25%)– Lack of time (11%)
  7. 7. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanFinancing Basic Income in FranceKey facts●Ineffcient employement measures cost = 70bn●Fiscal privileges = 60bn●20% Flat tax on all income = 260bn●1% Tax on net assets = 50bn●Main drivers of healthcare defcit : overmedication +work stoppage (how would a basic income help?)●Consumption tax (VAT) is the most controversial inFrance (a realistic political pathway?)
  8. 8. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanFinancing Basic income in FranceOthers proposals for fnancing basicincome– Further fscal & social reforms (Ferry,Marseille, Mylondo)– Ecological / Financial taxes (Mylondo,Moulier-Boutang)– Money creation (Bresson, Laborde)– Local currencies (Lepesant, Bosqué)
  9. 9. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanBasic Income in politicsSupport from the party baseSupport from the party leadership●
  10. 10. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanThe European initiativeA trigger for themovement in France
  11. 11. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanWhat we achieved in one yearJuly 2012 : We created a new website that is now areference on the topic of basic income
  12. 12. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanWhat we achieved in one yearWe reach the attention of 10k+ people every month
  13. 13. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanWhat we achieved in one yearWe use online tools toconnect people offlineMore than 20 localgroups were created inless than one year
  14. 14. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanWhat we achieved in one yearMay 2013 : First major media coverage
  15. 15. The Basic Income Movement in France: From grass-root renewal to the political actionStanislas JourdanNext challenges for the FrenchMovement●Create a commonframework forimplementation scenarios●Gain more explicit supportfrom the civil society●Keep on building thenetwork online/offine
  16. 16. « We need to build an irresistible pressureon thedominant forces to make them accept the ideathat Labor does not mean only paid work. Otheractivities are equally productive and enriching forhumans »André Gorz, 1990stanjourdan@revenudebase.info@stanjourdanrevenudebase.info

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