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Should healthcare and education be free for everyone?

In all countries around the world, you'll find people who claim that education from kinder garden to undergraduate degree should be free for everyone so all people have the same chances to study, work, and thrive. Also, they believe that health care should be avaliale for everyone and not only for those who pay. Do you agree with this statements or not at all?

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Right wing nuts love to frame the argument this way. Free this, Free that. Nothing is free. I am for UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. EVERYONE who works pays in. Yes there will always be a few leaches, that's never going away completely, but mental heath care would go a long way towards helping that as many of those people have mental health issues. Same thing for addiction treatment.

Side: Pro
1 point

With America and the U.K., now officially in recession and the NY Times reporting that Europe is heading for its worst slump ever, you're asking ''should health-care and education be free for everyone''?

You should get your priorities right and be asking what measures should the western governments employ to avoid a depression?

Should the world's free democratic nations borrow even more money to get their workforce back into employment in such schemes as infrastructure improvements and avoid having to pay out $ trillions in benefits, with no tangible results as well as having to bear the cost of the destructive civil unrest which inevitably follows mass unemployment?

There's a time and place for everything but such issues as free education and health-care should be at the bottom of the priority list in the middle of a pandemic emergency and a global economic crisis.

MAN, MAN OH MAN.

Side: Pro
Jace(5053) Disputed
1 point

Accessible education and health care can be investments just as much as infrastructural development. Arguably, a lack of investment in these resources contributed significantly to these countries being in their present predicament.

Side: Con
1 point

Accessible education and health care can be investments just as much as infrastructural development. Arguably, a lack of investment in these resources contributed significantly to these countries being in their present predicament.

I'm afraid your analysis here lacks explanatory force.

Side: Pro

Citizens only. We can't have free shit, for the world................................................................................

Side: Con
Jace(5053) Disputed
1 point

What about non-citizens who pay taxes and/or generate revenue for the state?

And no consideration for the exploitation of other countries that enables some countries to provide those resources to their citizens?

Side: Pro
1 point

There is no such thing as free healthcare or free education.

Side: Con
Dermot(5796) Clarified
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There is no such thing as free healthcare or free education.

From my own pocket I pay very little towards healthcare and feel sorry for Americans who are fleeced when it comes to such , also I benefited from free education for 4 years where I paid for nothing but text books

The costs for education and healthcare in the U S are ridiculous and I’m always astonished at how a sizable amount of Americans willingly support such a system and rabidly attack anyone who points this fact out

Side: Pro
Jace(5053) Clarified
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Yep, education and healthcare in the US are absolute rackets that don't serve the average person at all. Some municipalities and states do better than others, but the general rule holds (in part because of federal coercion of lower political bodies). Acknowledging that goes against the american 'ethos' so anyone who believes the country is the beacon on the hill has to be hostile to the suggestion.

Side: Pro
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Should healthcare and education be free for everyone?

Hello C:

Nahhhh...

But, IF some poor person moves in next door WITH a communicable illness, HE definitely should have free healthcare..

What??

excon

Side: Con