In the past, I’ve extolled the virtues of the miserly safety net, especially when it comes to housing. It just occurred to me that it might be possible to expand this net to cover all the essentials of life.
When I think about the essentials of life in the United States, it boils down to four simple things:
- Unlimited supply of Soylent-like nutrition products (this would allow people to get a free and nutritionally complete–if bland–diet)
- Weekly clinical visits by a nurse practitioner for basic and preventative healthcare
- Unlimited access to MOOCs, with weekly visits by an educational “concierge” to help take advantage of those offerings