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A Degrowth Project: Manifesto for an Unconditional Autonomy Allowance

Vincent Liegey, Stéphane Madelaine, Christophe Ondet, Anne-Isabelle Veillot

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Éditions Utopia


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www.projet-decroissance.net: ... the authors advocate for the establishment of an Unconditional Autonomy Allowance (UAA), which implies: “that people will be guaranteed the means to lead a frugal and dignified life (lodging, food, clothing, water, energy and transport) throughout their entire life”.
This allowance would be primarily distributed as right of usage on water, electricity and housing. Each person would receive free quotas for water, electricity and housing and will be charged for any excess usage. The point is to allow everyone to have free access to resources she/he needs to survive whilst taxing misuse.

> Translated from French
> The book has also been translated into Spanish (Icaria), Hungarian (Eszmelet), Slovenian and Bugarian.

A selection of reviews and interviews around the book:
> A Degrowth Project in "Libération": “We can no longer grow in a finite world"
> A Degrowth Project in «Le Monde»
> A Degrowth Project on Slate.fr: «To do away with the God of Growth»
> “The freedom to consume is a costly illusion” – A Degrowth Project on Bastamag.net

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