We have the technology to explore the solar system, to colonize Mars, and transform humanity into a spacefaring civilization… But it costs too much money.
We have such incredible advancements in medicine we have the capability to heal the sick, the wounded, and the dying… But it’s not covered by insurance.
We have enough food to feed the world in excess… but the vast majority can’t “pay for it”.
There are more vacant homes than homeless… and more “homes” are being built.
Think about how many brilliant doctors, scientists, and engineers our civilization has lost because they couldn’t pay for their classes…
We have the technology to eliminate our use of fossil fuels which would allow us to stop polluting the environment… but the average “consumer” can’t afford them.
It’s called “capitalism” + “oligarchy”.
If you’re rich, have capital, you can control the policies that the government enacts, controlling the power of acquisition that the “other”(poor) has and /or the choices of products and services they have access to. This includes schools, education, childcare, health services, medicines…