This should be the goal, but it’s not going to happen in our lifetimes. We do need to drop any connection to “social”-anything, that just seems to rub the neanderthals the wrong way. (Note, the word “social” does not exist in the name of the Fire Department ie Social Fire Dept or the Police Force ie Social Police Dept, Medicare ie Social Medicare, Social Security is the exception.)
Imagine the day when humans finally figure out that “work” isn’t really the be-all, end-all. Living a good life, learning (that includes travel) and contributing are. This means that all people, as a birthright, are entitled to the medical care they need–when they need it, food and shelter w/out stress or worry and lifelong education w/no constraints (or student loans). This will be, in essence, the 2nd enlightenment.
The idea already exists. Buckminister Fuller had it some 70 years ago:
“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”
― R. Buckminster Fuller