UK Labour Party announces that they will bring in free bus travel for everyone under 25
A lack of universal or adequate benefits is a major problem
towards “providing for all the things which all should enjoy in a modern community”
Expand the boundaries of what is possible for the political conversation
The budget will increase funding to provide essential funding for public services
In the past few months, there has been significant interest in parts of the blogosphere with the idea of Universal Basic Services, a vision of state provision of services that not only covers education and healthcare but also transport, information, food and housing.
Existing Internet service too expensive and delivers poor service.
UBS are something more akin to Dmytri Kleiner’s concept of Basic Outcome, where essential services (and rights) are provided outside of the market sphere
“Car nation” Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines.