“what human beings actually need to live fulfilling lives”
Who gets to decide what I actually need to live a fulfilling life? In a market I get to decide, for myself, with my own dollars.
Right now the burden of fees on Medium isn’t equally distributed. Some people, such as myself, don’t feel any burden because we don’t pay any fees. So people on Medium voting to increase the fees would be the equivalent of citizens voting to increase taxes.
Let’s say that you ask me how much I value your story. Will my answer determine the amount of money that I spend on it?
A. If no, then it wouldn’t cost me anything to pretend that I value your story more than I really do. Talk is cheap!