There is strong evidence that these collective services play an important redistributive role, give far better value for money than services purchased by individuals, and help to build social solidarity in ways that markets never can.
Danny Dorling: A basic income is also not an alternative for basic universal services. We need both.
Andrew Percy, Co-Director of the IGP's Social Prosperity Network, will be part of a panel discussing the role of public services in relation to a basic income. If you're going to BIEN 2018 in Finland you can catch this session on August 24th at 2pm. Others on this panel: Elina Lepomäki, “The Life Account: A … Continue reading Basic Income and Basic Services — Complement or Substitute?
McDonnell has been supportive of the call for ‘universal basic services’, as opposed to universal basic income
Decentralized decision makers could accurately pinpoint exactly how to provide security to local people.
https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/job-creation-in-a-digital-world/ Vincent Chin Global Public Sector Leader, The Boston Consulting Group Governments should actively explore providing their citizens with universal basic services – including internet access and mobile digital connectivity – as private goods. This is because removing barriers to social and financial inclusion is vital in the drive towards broad-based, inclusive growth and sustainable … Continue reading Job creation in a digital world
http://blog.sipols.com/the-case-for-universal-basic-services/ Mick There is strong support for increased public spending funded by taxation on those who can afford to pay. Without action in advance of the job losses caused by automation, we risk severing the social contract and leaving swathes of the population in abject poverty. Universal Basic Services are a radical idea, but … Continue reading The Case for Universal Basic Services