when billionaires argue that poverty is intractable and post-scarcity is impossible, they betray the violence intrinsic to their position. they already live lives beyond scarcity. they argue that only they deserve to do so.

@garbados @federicomena Did you read "Four Futures: Life After Capitalism"? One of them is basically this but more so. Where the megarich get to live their socialism, but everyone else is screwed.

@ebel @federicomena i read the jacobin article of that name, which has influenced a lot of my thinking for sure

@garbados @ebel yeah, just the article. I didn't realize there is a book!

Strange women, laying about in ponds and distributing swords, is no basis for a system of government.

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