Is there anything you think should come for free?

AidanAidan Clever idiotPosts: 1,118 Fanatical Poster
(or just a lot cheaper) and if so, what is it?

E.g.

I think ice cream should be free, because then those in poverty will never starve as they will always at least have ice cream
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  • LaineLaine Horse hugger Posts: 1,227 Fanatical Poster
    Capri sun!  Everyone should get the right to sip on the juices healing priorities!  💕
    On a serious note 😂

    I really think inhalers and any life saving medication such as epipens and insulin should be free or the prescription charge should be much less. 

    I think condoms really need to be reduced,  they're so pricey,  some of durexes are 3 for nearly 4 pound know their website I saw!  They should be cheaper to get, 

    Period products definitely.

    And I really think my local buses should be cheaper,  people are confined to their villages, that's no fun 😂

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  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling Posts: 168 The Mix convert
    I second period products. University education should be free, yet our universities are some of the most expensive in Europe. Free bottled water would be a good idea too. 
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,162 Mega Poster
    bras. I didn't ask for the boob life :pensive:   they're so expensive aswell! 
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  • kathleen0172kathleen0172 [Inactive User] Posts: 1,456 Fanatical Poster
    Well... My opinion is that money shouldn't exist, and people should help each other out instead of it being about trading and costs. But I know that some people won't agree to that - my mom thinks the world couldn't function without it. I'm open to either point of view, I just think that money seems to just create misery and difficulty.

    But if it's going to exist, far enough, haha. I think basic essentials such as water, some sort of housing and food, etc., should probably be free x

  • SkiveSkive No discipline! No morality! No respect! New ForestPosts: 14,922 Part of the furniture
    When you say 'free' do you mean paid for out of taxation?
  • SkiveSkive No discipline! No morality! No respect! New ForestPosts: 14,922 Part of the furniture
    Well... My opinion is that money shouldn't exist, and people should help each other out instead of it being about trading and costs. But I know that some people won't agree to that - my mom thinks the world couldn't function without it. I'm open to either point of view, I just think that money seems to just create misery and difficulty.

    But if it's going to exist, far enough, haha. I think basic essentials such as water, some sort of housing and food, etc., should probably be free x

    Communism. A great idea. Sadly not compatible with human nature. Communism fails there is not enough incentive on the individual, and people are by nature selfish.
  • independent_independent_ Boards Baby ScotlandPosts: 1,184 Fanatical Poster
    I second that sanitary products and condoms should always be free or at least reduced in price, and also think you should be able to get decent pregnancy tests for cheeper as well. Some of their prices are insane. 

    Oh and chocolate should be free of course ;) 
  • mags98mags98 Posts: 35 Moderator
    I agree with the condoms and sanitary products being cheaper. Maybe have free sanitary products available in sex clinics like condoms are (in the UK anyway).

    Also have more refillable water services around, it's hard to stay hydrated sometimes when you can't get water without having to buy bottles of it  =)
  • MikeMike Posts: 1,484 Moderator
    @mags98 said:
    Also have more refillable water services around, it's hard to stay hydrated sometimes when you can't get water without having to buy bottles of it  =)
    So much love for this idea. Also agree with everything people have said about condoms and sanitary stuff. Good, convenient healthcare from a well-funded NHS would be nice.

    The point about money not existing/communism etc. was an interesting one. I saw this Vsauce video a while ago about currency (it's not just a video on how much money there is in the world). Not totally relevant, but reminded me of it and thought it might be an interesting watch.
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  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 1,118 Fanatical Poster
    Public toilets!

    There's fewer free toilets on the highstreet now, and with the highstreets in decline you'd think they'd do more to try and make it more appealing to shoppers

    Some interesting dialogue here about if things can really be 'free' and the point of money :)
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  • dancertoridancertori CornwallPosts: 37 Cool Newbie
    Clothes, because like if you walk round naked, you get arrested
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