To a universal system of social protection according to the candidate of the PS
The candidate of the socialist party Benoît Hamon (46) proposes to encourage companies to invest in labor rather than technical capital by making it more expensive by introducing a value added tax (VA) He names "robot tax". Thus, instead of replacing man by machines, the process would be reversed. This initiative may be appropriate for certain sectors such as large retailers but can not compete with the new information and communication technologies (ICTs) or arti icial intelligence or industrial robotization.
Its second major proposal is to introduce a "universal income of existence" corresponding initially to a revaluation of the minimum income of people who do not have one and who can bene it under certain conditions (the RSA revalorisation of 10% from 2018 ), An extension to 1825 years and then to anyone without income (600 €) and then to the whole population (750 €).
His third main proposition is to invest in sustainable development (Bio, clean energy and vehicles..). Possible limitations of the expected positive effects of this program could be an increase budget de icit by universal income and the fall in tax revenues generated by business escapes (robot tax) and disincentives to work may increase French public debt overhang. But, it depends also of the ef iciency of the sustainable development investments which could generate also growth and employement.
3 main challenges "robot tax" "universal income of existence" green economy