1. More Instagram:
Can I recommend playing You Are Jeff Bezos to get an idea of how much money that really is?
2. Anthropologist David Graeber died this week; I hadn’t read any of his work until now but clearly I need to get the book that came from this essay: “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”
The ruling class has figured out that a happy and productive population with free time on their hands is a mortal danger…And, on the other hand, the feeling that work is a moral value in itself, and that anyone not willing to submit themselves to some kind of intense work discipline for most of their waking hours deserves nothing, is extraordinarily convenient for them.
[…] If 1% of the population controls most of the disposable wealth, what we call ‘the market’ reflects what they think is useful or important, not anybody else.