I think (this is an ‘off the top of my head’ list) people need:
Freedom - Autonomy of thought and action
Work — Production of a product, even when it has small economic value
Security — The sense that we and ours are able to survive
Purpose- What fills our souls and contributes to our community or society
Challenge — Since people grow with the proper adversity
Equity — An elusive concept that we have self and social respect despite possible shortcomings.
Any power structure can and does suppress these in the population if they become predatory or vampiristic to the benefit of a few.
No system will be perfect. My hope is that Millenials and computer algorithms might turn the tide of the current situation.
May all your Mondays be filled with important work.