Basic Income and Basic Services — Complement or Substitute?

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?

Job creation in a digital world

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

The Case for Universal Basic Services

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