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This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Barnett, C. Google Scholar. Hill, M. His main research area concerns the interface between the development of welfare professions and the welfare state. His research interests include the professional and organisational aspects of public service social services. Reconfiguring Professional Autonomy?
The European Social Union as a “union of national welfare states”: a legal perspective
More redistribution from top to bottom : wealth should be redistributed through property levy, inheritance tax, etc. Regulate and control to ensure compliance with minimum standards : reasonable regulations and better controls to ensure these standards, notably in factories and in construction sites. Contain financial speculation : regulate financial flows, raise the solvency ratio of banks, set up a financial transaction tax.
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Fair, legal, national minimum wages in EU member states, based on the respective cost of living of each country , through an EU directive ensuring that existing minimum wages are in no case decreased. Comparative locational advantages of poor countries in relation to wealthier countries would remain to exist, but a basic security and a mechanism that stops the downward spiral would be introduced.
A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers may legally pay to their employees. It can be determined through legal regulation, through fixing it in a generally binding collective agreement or implicitly through prohibiting wage usury. Regulation for a minimum wage can refer to an hourly wage or a monthly wage under conditions of full-time employment. Revert the primacy of commercialisation over the respect of human rights.
Social Policy and the Welfare State
Examples of such primacy are fisheries policy and the privatization of water supply. Reform the EU institutionally by curtailing lobbying, as it privileges financially strong actors that possibly have an interest in precarious employment conditions or at best defend other private interests, by fostering more political debate on clear positions and alternatives for Europe and by giving the European Parliament more powers such as the election of the Commission , as unique directly elected EU institution.
The government should not subsidize companies that pay their employees too low wages through social security benefits that balance these small salaries. The returns of publicly subsidized work should benefit the public and not the private sector. The Unconditional Basic Income can be defined by four evaluation criteria: it is universal, individual, unconditional and high enough to ensure an existence in dignity and to ensure social participation. The UBI does not replace the welfare state, but rather complements and transforms it from a compensatory welfare state into an emancipatory welfare state.
What can a world with basic income look like? What does this cultural shift mean for society, without work performance and the possession of material goods as measurement of success? The collective decides about its introduction, its amount and its financing. Part of services for the public should be made free of charge e.
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