Everyday HybridityDr Paul O'Connor
"Anyone with the capacity to own in an era when the returns exceed those of wages and output will quickly become disproportionately and progressively richer. The incentive is to be a rentier rather than a risk-taker: witness the explosion of buy-to-let. Our companies and our rich don’t need to back frontier innovation or even invest to produce: they just need to harvest their returns and tax breaks, tax shelters and compound interest will do the rest."
"Ideally, then, one would achieve both mental health and a commitment to equality if one embraced precarity as the condition of being and belonging."
Lauren Berlant - Cruel Optimism, pg 194.
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