Universal free social/aged care would only cost 0.1% GDP more than current government proposal.
At the core of any model of universal basic services is a moral and emotional reality that cannot be underestimated
A lack of universal or adequate benefits is a major problem
Instead of giving people money, why not guarantee all of the public services they need to live a full life?
Far more compelling than UBI is ‘UBS’, or the idea of ‘universal basic services’
What could be more attractive than a government prepared to spend more public money to subsidise low wages and dwindling supply of precarious jobs?
Background context for 21st century welfare reform and unique aspects of basic services.
Rather than subverting the logic of the welfare state, the plan for UBS upgrades the it to cover new areas