Far from an aberration, Universal Basic Income would be part of a proud British tradition, and critics should stop pretending otherwise. Like services, universal payments have proved an important part of British political culture.
Up to now, suggestions for Universal Basic Services have been anything but universal. We take a look at what a genuinely universal Universal Basic Services would look like.
Universal Basic Services is a good group of policies lumped together under a misleading name – compared to the transformative potential and simplicity of Universal Basic Income it cannot compete in its current form.
Universal Basic Income and Basic Tax Control are two sides of the same coin: one empowers people to make the most of their lives, while the other gives them the chance to participate in running their country.
As people around the world react against complex systems, simplicity is key. And a universal basic income couldn’t be simpler.
Freedom is a term that’s used or implied readily by politicians of all parties and ideologies. From espousers of the free market talking about “consumer choice” to populist demagogues telling their audiences to “take back control,” the underlying message is…
The last 40 years have seen the privatisation of some of the last (and some would argue, great) state-run industries of Britain, from the sale of the steel mills to the closing of mines, the loss of British Telecom and…
The EU can hold member states’ feet to the fire on early years and adult education.
A British Investment Bank, focusing on infrastructure investment and small business lending, could act as the bedrock of a new British economy.
A European Army could allow the nations’ governments to spend less on defence while maintaining a strong national security.