Only one thing is relevant in producing nowadays, money.
new deathtrap cars because budget required cutting a few checkups,
chocolate from child slave labor, cheaper thinner walls for extra neighbour friendliness, overpriced stupid cellphones,
crap revenge movies & poor cgi with subliminal entrainment, recycling 'music' and video games, fake & cheap reality tv, pre-marketed subcultures,
merging of companies & banks - more power for the few over the many
"People interests should come before business interests. You can only screw yourself."
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
The bottom line is money! Nobody gives a FUCK!
System of a Down
"Can any melting or burning imaginable get rid of these ever-rising mountains of ruin - especially when the things we make and build
are beginning to look more and more like rubbish even before they are thrown away?"
Interviewer: The 20 dollar bill. A friend of mine remarked that it looked like a coupon. It made me think how abstract money really is. It's no longer a certificate that you can redeem for its value in silver or gold, it's just some kind of arbitrary credit that you have in your bank account. Obviously if there is a belief in the monetary system that keeps it afloat
Robert Anton Wilson: If everybody went to the bank and took out their money the whole system would collapse. Because the banks are allowed by law to loan 8 times as much as they have on deposit, that's considered safe because it's unlikely that everybody will go in and take their money all at once. (Though they habitually loan a lot more).