Have you noticed how things we used to be able to do are beyond our capabilities now?
We finally reached a point where we were able to provide free university education. Then we grew wealthier, and some countries couldn’t afford it anymore.
Some of us still have universal public health care systems, but they’re increasingly a chronic burden. Maybe they made sense once, but it’s only a matter of time before they go. Sure, Cuba can do it, but they’re poorer than us.Too bad. We used to be able to afford good stuff when we were poorer.
Those impoverished Soviets somehow managed, all those decades ago, to provide free housing, health care and education, subsidized holiday accommodation, guaranteed employment and virtually free public transport. There’s no way we could ever have done anything like that, let alone in these prosperous times....
We’re Wealthier Now, We Can’t Afford That Anymore