Access to decent clothing is an important part of ensuring children have the best chance of getting the most from their education. Therefore it is only right that we do the best we can to create as much of a level playing field as we can in terms of school uniform.
If the government can guarantee citizens’ access to healthcare, housing, education and training, without regard to employment status, those citizens will be protected, even though they are not necessarily typically salaried workers.
Universal free social/aged care would only cost 0.1% GDP more than current government proposal.
Of course, that it mostly appeals to people with lower to medium incomes. But free public transport also stimulates the mobility of higher-income groups.
Public Internet services in USA help bridge the digital divide
A civil society does not leave anyone behind with these needs and operates the solidarity that serves to ensure that everyone can meet them adequately.
At the core of any model of universal basic services is a moral and emotional reality that cannot be underestimated