IGP Director’s Seminar – UBS – Feb 2018
Background context for 21st century welfare reform and unique aspects of basic services.
Inequality rift will tear our society apart
People in more equal societies are more willing to help each other, trust each other, and to take part in community life.
Universal Basic Services (UBS) is the only way to sustainably deliver the social safety and cohesion required in a large modern society.
Only by recognising and purposefully activating our natural inclination to make social effort in return for a promise of safety can our societies deliver the safety and security they need to function properly.