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If we had free healthcare/college, what's next on the liberal agenda? Free housing, free clothing? Where does the philosophy of "free" end?

Danielle Butcher, Twitter 16 Comments [5/27/2017 8:32:02 AM]
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Kanna

You really have your knickers in a twist today, don't you? Just because you didn't get a college education, free or otherwise? Because you've never been poor enough or sick enough to get health benefits?

Or is this just "piss on the liberals" day, "just because"?

5/27/2017 9:32:38 AM

Happy Atheist

In a post-scarcity utopia where no-one starves, dies of treatable diseases, or goes homeless; and everyone gets an education?

It's idealistic, and won't happen, but the closer we get the better, right?

5/27/2017 11:03:46 AM

Demon Duck of Doom

You reference free housing like it's a bad thing.

5/27/2017 11:37:56 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

@Happy Atheists:
You forget that these people are fatally obsessed with social hierarchy, and particularly with keeping those "below" them from attaining their status, They would prefer everyone, even themselves, to suffer, than to lose their relative privilege.

5/27/2017 11:42:59 AM



What's next? Liberals want to adhere to Matthew 25:41, and Ezekiel 16:49 and other Bible lessons regarding compassion for the poor?

5/27/2017 4:13:12 PM

Vesper

Yes? In fact, while we are at it, how about making your head completely explode and implement a universal basic income.

5/27/2017 4:57:30 PM

agentCDE

First it's "free not dying of easily preventable causes" next it'll be "free not shivering in a ditch slowly wasting away", then what? "Free not being kicked in the groin at random"? "Free not being dunked in raw sewage"? WHERE DOES IT EEEEND

5/27/2017 5:29:29 PM

Anon-e-moose

Where does the philosophy of "free" end?


...your arse? You've given yours freely to Donald Fart.

Very liberal with your allegiances, Danielle Butchered.

5/27/2017 6:48:50 PM

Shepard Solus

Ideally.

5/28/2017 4:41:57 PM

CrowFood

It doesn't. That's the point. If you could get to the point of having all basic needs provided for, why would you not?

5/28/2017 5:58:30 PM

TB Tabby

Free housing worked out pretty well in Utah.

5/28/2017 6:37:01 PM

Sasha

Where does the philosophy of "free" end?

Why does it need to end?

5/28/2017 7:15:55 PM

DB97531

So in a post-scarcity world we would implement crushing capatalism because we find it fun?

5/28/2017 11:11:46 PM

Swede

We've had, not free, but cheap healthcare, and free college for decades. We don't have free housing nor free clothing.

The philosophy of "free" is tax-funded. As we get quite a lot for our tax-money, the tax moral is pretty high in Sweden (if you don't count the richest of the rich, of course; they'd rather hide their money in Switzerland or Lichtenstein).

If everyone contributes a little, we can all have quite a lot of "free" stuff. Like free contraceptives for teenagers, which has reduced our abortion rates significantly.

5/29/2017 12:52:29 AM

Frogflayer

Eventually it won't.
I don't suppose we'll achieve that in my lifetime, hopefully my children's.

5/30/2017 3:03:23 AM

Anon-e-moose

No tuition fees is going to be a big vote-winner for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party: among first-time voters.

As would the concept of subsidised rail fares, should the former British Rail be renationalised.

There's a fuckload of air travellers right now who would be overjoyed at the thought of British Airways becoming state owned: no 'Outsourcing' - certainly of IT systems - allowed. [/Heathrow, Gatwick]

Try telling the Americans stranded here that BA being nationalised by a Labour government would be such a bad idea, Danielle Butchered.

The National Health Service, supported by Winston Churchill: a Conservative.

5/30/2017 5:16:57 AM

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