The fight for essentials and desirables to be provided free of charge is one as old as society itself
Sequencing matters: we must scale up our universal services before we add universal incomes if we are to prevent negative effects.
Focusing on basic services, such as housing, food, communications and transport, is, we conclude, far more effective at driving down the cost of living than spending the same money on existing services, or on redistribution.
In a country as wealthy as Britain, why are so many living without the basic necessities of shelter, food and internet access?
This article provides a theoretical justification for extending the delivery of public services.
UBS is the only proposal that is unconditional, enables free choice of labour activity, reduces costs and intentionally includes measures to reduce environmental impact.
Our response to Brexit must be an invigorated public environment directly controlled by local democracy - a prospect offered by 'Universal Basic Services'.
Can we have UBS and a UBI? Only on a spreadsheet. The real world will require us to solve our problems with more effort and less intellectualism, it will require that we roll up our sleeves and get stuck into the nitty gritty of actually building a better society, not just trying to model it.