How dare you tell someone who reads Metafilter that they are less of a person for not giving to charity instead of building a billion dollar house?
Yes, yes, it's great fun terrifying to fantasize about collapse and social upheaval, but let's be serious for a moment. In 40 years, none the last 30 years, most of your dire predictions will have come true. There will be periods of hardship and periods of prosperity, but there will be no revolution ^in the sense that we, today, know as a revolution. Your apocalyptic dreams nightmares of massive upheaval will turn out just to have been a fiction.
This will, of course, be profoundly disappointing gratifying to you, but so it goes.
"All the Property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other Laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages."
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