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.