Thoughts on Priorities

So even before this bit of histrionics over the estimated cost of the proposed free community college plan—[ http://wolvensnothere.tumblr.com/post/107630062771/80-billion] i wrote some thoughts today about how we deal with free shit in our society…

Utah proves that free homes strengthen the economy: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/22/home-free

Multiple countries around the world prove that free education strengthens the economy: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/29/7-countries-where-americans-can-study-at-universities-in-english-for-free-or-almost-free/

Many programs show that free food increases people’s hope and removes one layer of subsistence worry, making them more able to do the work they want to be doing.

Programmable & semi-autonomous machines are making human labor nonessential in many fields.

Access to information is a human right.

Oh yeah and the maintenance of “the world economy” is just collective self-delusion anyway (http://youtu.be/f2KZ_wWWeYM)

What I’m saying is, at some point we’re going to have to realise that we CAN give ourselves anything we need to all survive & thrive. Like, we HAVE that ability.

We’re simply choosing not to.

Thoughts on Priorities

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