Public ownership. Public services, public spaces, public resources that work for all of us and belong to all of us. Some say it belongs in the past. We know it belongs in the future.
Of course, it’s true that we’re on the back foot after 30 years of being told that ‘private is best’. We’re living in a country:
But there are signs of hope too. We’re also living in a world:
So what will things look like in 2030? It’s up for grabs – and up to you. How do we respond to changes in technology (like the potential for robots to deliver public services)? How do we create the future we want to see? Let’s talk about the future of public ownership.
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