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Legislative 2024: we asked for the ChatGPT program to save France, and it is... surprising

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The day after the first round of the early legislative elections of 2024, the French see their choice of vote reduced. For the second round, they will have to choose between an RN, Ensemble or NPF candidate depending on the constituencies. In the French political landscape, three very different visions are emerging which we will not comment on here.

But this very particular context gave us an idea: what would be the program of artificial intelligence in the face of the current economic and social challenges of France& ;nbsp;? We interviewed ChatGPT 4o, the latest version of the most advanced conversational AI available today. Our prompt is simple to say the least:

I am a candidate in the French legislative elections. Given the economic and social situation in France, can you establish a realistic program that would reduce inequalities while not causing the French debt to explode? Also give me a list of 10 key measures that could summarize my program. Finally, carry out a costing of this program with forecasts over 5 years.

In this prompt, we have more or less taken up the promises of all the candidates: reduce inequalities without exploding the debt, all with figures over several years. We start from the postulate that with the billions of economic, historical and social data digested by AI, ChatGPT is able to establish a balanced and realistic program.

Legislative elections 2024: the ChatGPT program

The “Avenir solidaire” (party name found by the AI) rests on ten pillars:

  • Taxation
    • progressive increase in income tax for the highest brackets
    • introduction of a tax on financial transactions
  • Education
    • investment in education with an emphasis on professional and continuing education< /li>
    • free school supplies for low-income families
  • Health
    • Increase in the health budget to reduce inequalities in access to care.
    • Strengthening hospital infrastructure in rural areas.
  • Employment
    • Creation of green jobs in the ecological transition sectors.
    • Support for SMEs by tax breaks conditional on job creation.
  • Housing
    • Construction of social housing to reduce precariousness.
    • Implementation place of measures to regulate rents in tense areas.
  • Ecological Transition
    • Massive investments in renewable energies.
    • Subsidies for renovation energy of buildings.
  • Social Justice
    • Revaluation of social minima and the minimum wage.
    • Strengthening access to public services in the areas disadvantaged.
  • Family Support
    • Increase in family allowances for single-parent families.
    • Setting up free daycare for low-income families.
  • Innovation and Digital
    • Support for innovation and the digitalization of businesses.
    • Digital skills training for the unemployed and young people.
  • Pension reform
    • Maintain the legal retirement age, with adjustments for arduous jobs.
    • Introduction of a guaranteed minimum pension to prevent pensioner poverty.

Most of the measures presented here resemble a clever mix of what the NFP and Ensemble propose. For example, ChatGPT does not propose to reconsider the retirement age but to adjust it for the most difficult professions. On the other hand, the IA recommends the introduction of a guaranteed minimum pension, an idea from the left's program.

We also observe that the “Avenir solidaire” (ChatGPT) does not propose any measures related to immigration or security, two themes widely highlighted by the RN in its program.< /p>

Cyphering of ChatGPT's program

Since we asked it to quantify its reforms, ChatGPT agreed to do so. ;exercise without flinching. It is divided into two parts: revenue and expenditure.

Revenues are concentrated on the following two levers:

  1. the progressive tax reform should generate additional revenues estimated at 10 billion & #8217;euros per year.
  2. The financial transactions tax could bring in 5 billion euros per year

Unsurprisingly, the financing of the program would essentially come from taxes which would increase mainly for the highest incomes as well as a tax on transactions financial (like stocks for example).

On the spending side, the list is logically longer:

  1. Conditioned tax breaks would cost 2 billion euros per year but would be offset by job creation and growth.
  2. Measures on education and training would cost 3 billion euros per year
  3. For health: 5 billion euros per year
  4. For employment: 4 billion euros per year
  5. For housing: 3 billion euros per year
  6. For the ecological transition: 6 billion euros per year
  7. For the ecological transition: 6 billion euros euros per year
  8. For social justice (in particular the revaluation of social minimums): 2 billion euros per year
  9. For support for families: 2 billion euros per year
  10. The boost to l’ innovation and digital technology would cost 1 billion euros per year
  11. Pension reform would cost 4 billion euros per year (compensated by savings in the long term)

Over 5 years, all of these measures would cost:

  • Total revenues (75 billion euros)
    • Progressive tax reform: 50 billion euros ;#8217;euros
    • Financial transactions tax: 25 billion euros
  • Total spending (160 billion euros)
    • Net impact of conditional tax reliefs& ;nbsp;: 10 billion euros
    • Education and Training: 15 billion euros
    • Health: 25 billion euros
    • Employment: 20 billion euros
    • Housing: 15 billion euros
    • Ecological Transition: 30 billion euros ;euros
    • Social Justice: 10 billion euros
    • Support for Families: 10 billion euros
    • Innovation and Digital: 5 billion euros
    • Pension reform: 20 billion euros

In total, this program would add an additional debt to France of 85 billion euros over 5 years. For comparison, France's debt for the year 2023 alone increased by 55 billion euros. Despite this visibly coherent figure, ChatGPT specifies that France can put in place other levers to finance this debt. It thus gives 6 avenues to explore:

  1. Optimization of public spending
    • Reducing inefficient spending: conduct a public spending audit to identify and eliminate unnecessary or inefficient spending.
    • Streamlining subsidies: reduce or eliminate subsidies to non-priority or inefficient sectors and redirect these funds to key program sectors
  2. Structural reforms
    • Public administration reform: modernize and digitalize public services to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs
    • Revision of special tax regimes: remove unjustified tax loopholes and rationalize benefits to increase revenue without increasing tax rates.
  3. Increase in Tax Revenue
    • Fight against fraud and tax evasion: strengthen measures against tax fraud and improve tax collection to increase tax revenue
    • Enlargement of the tax base: integrating new sources of tax revenue, such as moderate taxation of digital services or new incentive environmental taxes.

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  4. Public-Private Partnerships (PP)
    • Development of PPP: encourage public-private partnerships to finance infrastructure projects, allowing costs and risks to be shared with the private sector
    • Attraction of 'private investment: create incentives to attract private investment in strategic sectors, such as renewable energy and innovation
  5. European and International Funding
    • European Funds: maximize the use of European Union funds available for infrastructure, innovation and ecological transition projects
    • Loans at interest rates low: negotiate loans at preferential rates with international financial institutions (European Investment Bank, IMF) to finance specific projects with high growth potential
  6. Encouraging Economic Growth
    • Stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship: put in place measures to encourage innovation and business creation, which should increase tax revenues in the long term through economic growth
    • Investment in sectors of the future: concentrate public investments in sectors with high growth potential (technology, ecology) to generate returns on investment. Like… artificial intelligence.
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Year Reduction of inefficient spending Fight against fraud tax Reform of tax systems Public-private partnerships Total Annual Financing
1 2 billion € 3 billion € 1 billion € 2 billion € 2 billion € 10 billion €
2 2 billion € 3 billion € 2 billion € 2 billion € 10 billion €
3 3 billion € 3 billion € 1 billion € 2 billion € 11 billion €
4 3 billion € 3 billion € 2 billion € 2 billion € 2 billion € 12 billion €
5 3 billion € 3 billion € 2 billion € 2 billion € 2 billion € 12 billion €

So what do you think of the program by ChatGPT ?

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116