Tag Archives: France

Language, French: Jean-Eric Hyafil, “Expérimenter le RSA inconditionnel dans les départements” [ Trying out the unconditional RSA in the Department]

The French Movement for Basic Income group is proposing a new pilot project that will reform the existing welfare program (RSA) to become unconditional and remove the job search requirement currently associated with it, among other changes. This proposal calls on the new Departmental Council elected in March to implement the pilot program, and in doing so, move closer to

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Language, French: La Redaction, “Revenu de base, l’idée fait son chemin dans les rangs du PS” [Basic income, the idea that made its way into the ranks of the Socialist Party]

              The upcoming Congress of the Socialist Party in France from June 5-7 will be a chance to discuss basic income and politics. There are currently 5 general contributions and 4 thematic contributions that discuss basic income in varying levels of detail. This article reviews the proposals and comments on the way they include

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FRANCE: Renowed basic income supporter Bernard Maris among Charlie Hebdo victims

Bernard Maris was killed at Charlie Hebdo, earlier on 7th January this year. Besides a recognized author of several books on economics and social affairs and regular presence on French television and radio, Bernard was a defender of the basic income, having published recently over it on Charlie Hebdo (on December 2013, with the title “Why is the basic income

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Jean-Eric Hyafil & Leon Regent, “Le revenu de base, ce n’est pas sorcier… chiffres à l’appui [ Basic income, it’s not rocket science… supporting figures]"

SUMMARY: This article provides economic figures that support the facts and presentation of data in the short films produced by the organization Mouvement Français pour un Revenu de Base.  It details the financing of a basic income in France, what the resulting impact would be on different individuals and family compositions, and the tax structure that would support a basic

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VIDEO: Revenu de base, “Le revenu de base face aux défauts du RSA [A basic income in light of the RSA]”

SUMMARY: This short video cites problems with the existing French social welfare system, Revenu de solidarite active (RSA), including: the paperwork required under the current model; the stigma; and issues with incentives, use, and stability in a fluctuating revenue situation. The video agues for basic income as a way to solve the problems faced with the current RSA program. Revenu

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Stanislas Jourdan, “Sondage : 73% des Français seraient favorables à une allocation unique [Poll: 73% of the French favor a single allowance]”

SUMMARY: This short article describes a poll done in France indicating that 73% of the population would favor a single allowance, or a streamlined benefit in lieu of the various existing benefit programs. The article notes that while this may indicate support for the simplicity of basic income, the idea of a basic income is not necessarily to merge all

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Language: French. Creations pour un revenue de base, “Un revenue pour la vie [Income for Life]”

SUMMARY: This article introduces the reader to a new French documentary on basic income, and more specifically, on the French Movement for Basic Income.  It provides a detailed synopsis of the plot and the main characters. The authors report that the film asks the right questions about how our society could be organized differently. Language: French Creations pour un revenue

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