Universal Basic Income only goes so far — free public services are essential too

Alfie Stirling writes for The Guardian

Alfie Stirling wrote for the Guardian about our recent proposal to replace the personal tax allowance with a weekly national allowance of £48:

The weekly national allowance does not represent a significant trade-off with a programme of radically expanded public service provision. Improving livelihoods through free transport, childcare, internet and housing would likely be more efficient and longer-lasting when compared pound-for-pound with handing out more cash. It would also represent a deeper reversal to the existing trend of monetisation and privatisation in the provision of public goods.”

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