“If we want to ensure fairness, we should not simply try to target services and goods used by the very poorest but ensure equality of access for all. If that feels too unfair because the rich benefit too, then there is a fair and simple solution: tax the rich.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/04/cheap-rail-fares-benefit-rich-muddled-thinking-fairness-error
Article discusses the ‘fairness error’, and the benefits of universal access to services.
@UnconventionalEmma like surely on the left we should have come to the conclusion that means testing only ever ends up getting tightened until nobody qualifies for the service anymore and that that's Bad
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