Universal Basic Services

A human society is a collection of individuals who promise each other basic safety, freedom from fear, and who recognise their mutual dependence.

The essential promise at the heart of a society is the guaranteed provision of basic life sustaining services to everyone, unconditionally: Universal Services.

Those Universal Services are provided to the best of the society’s ability and capacity, and include:

  • Shelter
  • Sustenance
  • Healthcare
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Information
  • Legal Services

No one has to use the services, indeed many will not. They are there to provide a floor, to ensure access to a basic life.

Start with imagining an easy example: what if everyone has a free local bus pass?
Or free basic Internet access?

See UBS website for more details.

Reducing the cost of a basic life to zero money is the key to our sustainable future.

Convert social security into services, making local communities responsible for delivery, paid for from national income taxes dedicated to this purpose.

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