Postcapitalism and the city
Paul Mason

It’s “the preservation of quality living environments” and the “ageing challenge” that will help provide real work that is valuable for the individuals and for the community. At the moment this work is either not being done or it’s being done generally poorly by a low-paid and under-valued workforce in contracted private sector companies, or by unpaid carers and volunteers. These activities — like looking after and developing the shared local space, and caring for the very young or sick or vulnerable — are part of the foundation of any community, and involve local people and relationships. Technology and a new economy needs to help establish structures to deliver this “work” and reward people adequately for doing it well.