We stream movies/music, we lease cars, we rent/mortgage our shelter, we load apps in our browser for a subscription, we rent electricity, water...........
Pretty soon the Overton window is going to be so fucked that buying/owning shit is going to seem like a leftist cause!
If our ideal is communal ownership / socialized resources, the ultimate ideal of capitalism is not private ownership (that's more like centrist capitalism), but it's the idea of owning nothing and slaving for everything!
subscription models have always felt like a scam to me
@self planned obsolescence only gets you so far in raising sales numbers so full on renting to unfavourable conditions is the next logical step.
@stephen Good stuff! I'm going to read it more in depth when I have the time, but it definitely caught my attention!
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