Bernard Freut – The Story of Our Social History and Social Security

In his latest work, Bernard Freut deconstructed the current Social Security details. “All this lies!” He explained to us, “In 1946, everything was already there!”.

In the video below, Bernard Freut explains this construct by answering the question of the responsibility of research in describing our social history. During this conference, Bernard Freut took the opportunity to redefine the concepts of retirement, work, and pay, and to highlight the differences between “capitalist retirement” versus “communist retirement,” “capitalist pay,” and “communist pay.” The importance of the “capitalist” prediction”communiste “. Thus he performs an essential function responsible to him as a researcher: proposing a critical analysis when opening the field of possibilities and proposing alternatives and even new ideas.
Bernard Freut takes the opportunity to “blame” the researchers’ position and attitude through some harsh self-criticism …

Summary: The story of social security belongs to an organization born in 1945 at the instigation of the National Resistance Council. By co-operating with weak employers and in the context of capitalism in the Fordist era, it was possible to establish an institution of solidarity by sharing more convenient surplus value for workers. Since then, the globalization of capital has given the latter the ability to challenge this compromise. Rejecting this narrative, which emphasizes the division of value and solidarity, ignores the transformation of the capitalist relation of production that then begins, highlights a revolutionary actor and assumes the undoubted place and objects of conflict. Such highlighting is possible only when critical research frees itself from the lessons of capitalism as a measure of dominance. Following Marx, who helps us to make all our analytical divisions historical, is a question of highlighting, starting from the terrain of the general system of social security, how it is not the historical institution of work, price, wages and money domination but its founding place. Possible exit from capitalism.

The conference adopted special features from his latest book, En travail.

A description of our social history, social security and research responsibilities Bernard Fruit

Organic: Bernard Freut is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris Nanterre, an economist and working sociologist. His work focuses on social security and more generally on wage-earning organizations born in the 20sM Centuries in continental Europe. A researcher at IDHES, he is a member of the European Institute of Salary ( A member of the FSU and PCF, he participates in two popular political education associations: Receau Salariat ( where he co-hosts a monthly seminar at the Paris Labor Exchange and L’Ardeur (www. ) With whom he gives two suggestive conferences: Yes, the communist workers’ revolution And I want to work until I die.

In recent years, Bernard Freut has also been published

  • La Conflict (Paris) Work, pension problems (2019), Defeat Macron (2017), Release work, interview with Patrick Jake (2014, revised version 2015), Wage problems (2012), The power of labor (2012, New Extended Edition, First Edition 1998, Pocket Edition in Points Essais, published by Seuil, 2021);
  • At the Libertarian Creation Workshop (Lyon), Dennis with his father, Debt Consolidation Loans – Work Without Debt (2020) and a debate with Anselm Jappe: After the market economy? A debate (2014);
  • At PIE Peter Lang (Brussels), with Bernadette Klassquin, Wages under attack: Employment policy in Europe (2013);
  • Published by Textual (Paris) with Judith Bernard, The desire for communism (2020).

PS : This video is taken from a conference cycle I organize with colleagues (the “Understanding and Acting” cycle is organized by the STEEP research team). I think that these (not very visible) videos of the “popularization” of scientific work could attract a very wide audience, including the readers of “Club”. I am sharing this video here on a personal basis, not through my formal hat.

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