Possibly the effects of craving are not being considered. In a time when media is saturated with advertising, product placement, sophisticated surveillance and algorithms for inducing craving, how would the removal of survival fears mean universal lethargy?
Working feels good. Goals inevitably develop. People are social, and inevitably invite group participation. Why would removing survival fears negate these?
Fear distracts, contributes to poor impulse control and reasoning, contributes to susicion and ill will, and conditions for craving. Fear often seems to justify crime and inhibits generosity. Fear itself seems to dehumanize, no matter the socioeconomic status.
Right now, everyone who pays taxes supports nationalism and war. This taxation is universal (and, if I recall justifiable in the EBTs), but its utilization can be for good, bad or neutral, depending on the rulers. Some people object but I am unaware of any society in which such objection is accepted as solely justified by ethics.
Might not the dissatisfactions of craving, ill will and ignorance become more evident without the fog of fear?
Complicated issue maybe. What are our values, our views?