That services cost money doesn’t suddenly mean people don’t matter.
My suggestion is that instead of arguing for why we just can’t afford to care about human beings, you use what is no doubt your substantial brain power to help come up with alternate systems of governance that will allow for people to afford to live.
I don’t see it has an “alternate system of government” as much as it is properly tooling people to participate fully in the one we have.
Just because something is the way it is, doesn’t mean it’s the way it should be or has to be. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people use various versions of the “that’s the way it is, get over it” argument. Because it doesn’t have to be. If we’re really as smart and evolved as we think we are, then we can do something about. But we have to do it together.
Well, we have a national ethos built around profit and productivity. I suppose that could change, but it’s a generational endeavor. Not going to happen in one person’s lifetime.