The measures put forward by the far left political candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the France Insoumise party on the themes of pensions, the economy for the French presidential election of 2022.
A certain number of prices for basic necessities must be blocked: food, energy, water. It is a scandal that companies which have been partly privatized seek to increase profits, as has been the case with gas, electricity. It has become a luxury for people who have to spend the winter in the dark, who cannot eat, transport themselves, and are condemned to a kind of social relegation.
For the evaluation of the production of wealth, it is necessary to take into account the condition in which it is done for each country. The estimate of the GDP of the United States between now and the 1970s is not of much interest. Because in the meantime, they have had the privilege of generating money without counterpart. They print dollars without limit. In the valuation of the US GDP, there are services, such as banking, insurance, etc., all of which produces absolutely nothing, no material object, no particular wealth that is usable by people. .
Agriculture must represent 2% of their GDP, industry a negligible amount. Everything else is in the services. They are worried and in decline because India, Russia, China want to pay for transactions in their currency rather than dollars.
The Germans had the privilege of being able to exchange their machines, tools and their votures and to sacrifice in all commercial exchanges the place and the productions of France. It is the current treaties of the European Union which provides that in all circumstances and in all directions of the world, the European Union practices free and undistorted competition and demands it from its partners. We opened up to the world without taking any account of the differences in wages and well-being. We thus gave the bonus to those who gave the least, sacked the environment the most, etc. The countermeasure is protectionism.
The public service is never too expensive because it is what allows the real equality of the French.
We need a 16% increase in the minimum wage. Since the beginning of the previous century, the working time to produce wealth has been halved, and the wealth produced has multiplied by 50. Labor productivity has multiplied by 20. France is not a poor country but a country that produces wealth. In recent times, inequalities have widened in an incredible way, such that everything benefits the system and the powerful. If we look at the scale of the world, 26 people own as much as 50% of humanity. France's main fortunes increased by 30% during the crisis. There is an upward flow that is organized.
It is necessary to set up a sharing, a distribution. We must increase the salary. By increasing the minimum wage, we automatically and quickly increase all other salaries. It must be done for social and ecological reasons. People will have more ways to buy organic.
We have to share the working time. You have to retire at 60. If we live longer, it's because we work less. Those who want to make people leave at 64, 65, even 68, they prevent the young generation from coming to take over from the old one, the old one is left unemployed 3/4 of the time, which will have been saved on pensions is paid in unemployment, in additional illnesses. We must restore balance and social justice.
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