Actually, a system like that already exists. In Europe, for example, they have intermittent workers. I don't know exactly how it works. Whether it's called a guaranteed minimum income or something else, this pandemic is highlighting the precarious lives our artists and creators in the cultural sector are living, whether they are on the East Coast or the West Coast.
So, clearly, I feel that we have to turn our thoughts to a proposal that would be permanent. It's terrible, but it has taken a pandemic for us to think in the longer term. Let's be smart and sensitive and let's try to look into the future so that this crisis can serve some kind of useful purpose.
We could certainly study ways to do it, but at some point, we are going to have to recognize the reality of self-employed workers, who represent 60% of our society. They are in a second class of workers, who, at the moment, have no social safety net. Four out of 10 workers have one, while six out of 10 do not.