"Late stage capitalism" is the new "Christ, what an asshole"


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/01/16/late-stage-capitalism-is-t.html


Did you ever want to play questions?
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New? I have been using it most of my life, in some form or other. At least, until people finally stop confronting me with such things on a daily basis…


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Late Stage Capitalism


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Late stage capitalism?


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“I wish I was taller.”


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“On the Internet, everyone knows you’re a late stage capitalist.”


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I like dogs.


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“Late Stage Capitalism”


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Late Stage Capitalism


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Both are true. I think the second – even if completely avoidable – is a small price to pay for the first.


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Note here that the total number of people in extreme poverty was roughly the same in 1810 and 2010. Now that’s what I call Late Stage Capitalism!

(Although we did manage to add 5.5b or so not in poverty, so there is that)


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Source? Evidence?

Relative poverty or absolute poverty?

How do you define poverty?

How do you have exact figures for 1810 poverty?

Questions, questions, questions.


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The British Government recently eradicated Child Poverty by the simple expedient of changing the criteria… Who says Central Government can’t achieve anything?


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Late stage capitalism.


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“what do you do for a living?”
“I’m a late stage capitalist.”
“Oh, look, my drink is empty. Later!”


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“It’s dog-eat-dog, ha-ha!”