Anna Coote writes for Times Red Box about a new report calling for a radical expansion of public services:

Poor families across the OECD would lose three-quarters of their income if they had to purchase current services directly. Indeed, public services have been found to reduce income inequality by an average of 20 per cent. Paying for them should not be treated as public expenditure, but as investment in social infrastructure, just as paying for roads and railways is investment in material infrastructure.”

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