“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.” theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Article discusses the ‘fairness error’, and the benefits of universal access to services.

@UnconventionalEmma I still can't quite wrap my head around the thought process behind that idea because it feels so much like a rightwing libertarian bad-faith derailment point

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@UnconventionalEmma the "if everyone gets a basic income that also includes the rich!" idea that is

@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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