You can tell capitalism is in its late stages because we build the coolest fucking things of all time while simultaneously having rapid wage gains for the very poor
How can a system survive being awesome as shit while also becoming more egalitarian https://t.co/zFBVbe9nqa
— Swann Marcus (@SwannMarcus89) January 16, 2024
I would much rather undergo a(nother) root canal than even the most refined of sea cruises, but c’mon. Ever-bigger cruise ships are built because more people want to take the kind of vacation their improved incomes finally permit them to dream about! Even if one objects to ‘tourists’ cluttering otherwise attractive foreign sites and threatening local eco-systems, why not let people congregate on a big
floating petri dish cargo ship where they can gorge on familiar dishes, unleash their screaming offspring, and make potentially terrible romantic choices?
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Late stage capitalism means that roughly once a year a middle class family can go on a decadent entertainment ship staffed by people who are also making a living wage and can afford their own vacations.