Do not turn capitalists into slaves, but turn slaves into capitalists
I suggest replacing DiEM25 Progressive Agenda for Europe pillar IV: Labour, Employment, Social Protection to: Self-Governance, Business, Insurance.
Yes, the problem of poverty is found in the modern world, as the difference between the income of businessmen and employees. However, in a civilized Europe, the problem of intellectual poverty is much more relevant when it comes to explaining and regulating people's relationships based on the concepts of a few hundred years ago such as Labour, Capital, Employment, Inequality, Exhaustion, etc. The modern concepts and terms needed to express the XXI age of virtual technology among the people. In most cases, nothing new needs to be conceived, new social phenomena and words that mark them naturally invade our lives. It is important to distinguish between something new and progressive and necessary for people from what is already obsolete and out of date. That is the essence of Innovation - to foster the New instead of the Ancient.
The nutcracker fight for Labour, Employment, Social protection against Governance, Poverty and Inequality is nasty, because life treats and decides these problems in own way. Stuck in medieval minds, slaves dream of depriving capitalists of their wealth, making them serve and creating welfare for slaves. As a result, robbery ideas "Take away and share" are constantly emerging. But history has repeatedly proven that no one succeeded in getting a capitalist to become a slave. Do not turn capitalists into slaves but turn slaves into capitalists.
Today, the words „Self-Governance“, „Business“, „Insurance“, etc. are better suited. If in autocratic relations dominate the quality of management, when the employer manages, the hired employee carries out the instructions of the head, the essence of democracy is the Self-Governance, when everyone acts in accordance with legal norms. Democracy eliminates Governance, Governors and Governed, it opens Autonomy, Private initiative and Responsibility, i.e. - Business. Today, with a calm heart, we can say that in the European Union every citizen of any income is like a businessman. No matter what motives and in what order you receive income: the salary, the sale of a service or property, unemployment or invalidity allowance or even theft, etc., you still in business and believe that the necessary resources for life will be available to you always.
So, not a life, but concepts used need to be changed. Nobody doubts that rapidly growing the Small and Medium business is targeted to make rich everybody. "Self-employment" phenomenon is popular among intelligent young people. In each country, variety of legal forms of business relations are increasing. In addition to hiring, business services are provided under service contracts, which gives more freedom and responsibility. If the Labour Code establishes inequalities between the employer and employee, in accordance with the Civil Code contract law, counterparties are equal before the law.
Social security provides that someone needs to protect someone from poverty. In a Democracy everyone must protect it-self from poverty by using a range of non-personal protection measures, the most prominent of which is the insurance of any business activity. It just needs to be tailored to any person or event by utilizing advanced Fintech technologies such as “block-chains”, etc. Decentralised governance and security of a person must be easier achieved by innovations instead revolutionary fight.