Posted 8 months ago on Oct. 5, 2012, 1:11 p.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80
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In my opinion many goods and services should be made totally free of charge for all citizens. By collectivizing the institutions in society, removing the profit motive and organizing them so that their function is to actually give people what they need when they need it, the focus on money will be less necessary in many cases. By making more and more goods and services free we’d be moving towards a more solidaric, egalitarian and classless society in which everyone would be able to have a decent life. Free services would also make things more efficient with less paperwork, bureaucracy etc.
Take public transportation, for example. This is one service that should definitely be made totally free of charge when you need it. By collectivizing public transportation and making it free, there’d be no need for tickets, ticket controllers, registration of personal el-cards etc. Much easier for the passengers, and much cheaper for society..
Necessities – health care, food, housing etc. – should definitely be made free of charge. There should be good, decent social safety nets provided for all citizens. In a civilized society it’s the only moral thing to do. Doctors should be there so that they can help the ones that are sick, not deny them care. We should make food so that the hungry can eat, not stay hungry.
Organizing society like this is also perfectly feasible. We now live in a wealthy, modern and highly advanced technological society, we can afford to make sure everyone has a decent life.
So let’s move forward; let’s work to create a society where we control our own lives and communities, and where everyone of us can have a decent life.
”What we proclaim is the right to well-being: well being for all!"