The problem is we are having to compete with countries that dump products and utilize slave labor and as such we will never be able to produce the goods and services that you are asking for.

If you want to see examples, you can see what China has done with heavy metal mining, the solar industry, steel production, and a variety of other things. They do this while dumping ozone-depleting chemicals in the atmosphere while negotiating the Paris Accord.

We literally can't compete against this, and this is something that could bridge the political divide, but we can't even bring this up.

As for health care, remember the statement from Eisenhower that we should beware the military complex? Well, guess what, we have a medical complex to go with the medical. If you read the latest news, the medical companies are threatening the federal government that a minimum corporate tax would prevent them from further work on vaccines for COVID. (WSJ 7/28).

The interesting other data points that we can also look at is with regards to birth rates in countries that do have what you ask. They are actually some of the lowest in Europe, so on paper what you are talking about is a good start, but the reality is per some of the Nordic states and Denmark the reality is it doesn't deliver.

The crux of the issue has been the gender wars and the hellscape women have with their reproduction rights and the costs of raising a family.

In my feminist utopia, we treat child-raising and family rearing like a military asset and protect parents' jobs and provide funding. I.e. create a professional parent status where folks are paid to stay at home, and children have a UBI attached to them. If we remove the barriers, then this could help in these areas.

Also, on the masculinity side, we need men to be actively engaged positively in the parenting process and have a desire to do so. Male birth control pills could also help on this aspect, as the goal is to ensure both genders are safe and secure (along with the respect angle)

A lot of the labor issues we have now is due to this lack of workers (Gen X). Take a look at current articles which are showing roughly 3 million baby boomers saying "we are done" due to the pandemic has up-ended the labor models in place. Folks should get used to goods getting very expensive and when labor costs start getting injected ($15/hr) view, it will get even higher.

This will crimp the labor market and cause greater instability, and as such reduce the desire to reproduce too or reproduce later. This reproducing later in life leads to higher mortality because as we age as humans are the ability to reproduce goes down exponentially. I have a horse farm and we do this work and as mares get older, it becomes wickedly harder to maintain foals and births.

There are a lot of issues we all need to work on, but sadly this stuff won't happen because we can't even get people to get vaccinated for the common good.

Thank you for your reply!

Lover of people, Texas Feminist Liberal Democrat, Horse Farm, High Tech Gadget ENFP Guy, and someone who appreciates the struggle of women and wants to help.

Lover of people, Texas Feminist Liberal Democrat, Horse Farm, High Tech Gadget ENFP Guy, and someone who appreciates the struggle of women and wants to help.