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monday wrote

Hot take: the millionaires are the new middle class

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zddy wrote

If millionares are middle class i need to reconsider some things

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IchDieneNiemandem wrote

I mean it depends. There a lot of people in my country who are millionares in assests since their house costs a million but they bought their house 40 years ago when shit was still affordable

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Hibiscus_Syrup OP wrote

Presumably that's how it worked for the boomer generation in the US. I think you underestimate how deeply under-resourced other people are by comparison, not merely in terms of money, but a multitude of historical dispossessings.

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IchDieneNiemandem wrote

I'm not in the US and I'm not underestimating the under-resourcing of others. I just didn't mention it.

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Hibiscus_Syrup OP wrote

Fair enough! I probably just have a different sense of what middle class looks like.

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IchDieneNiemandem wrote

Yeah since in my country, these houses were bought by poor immigrants and the middle class in the 70s and the 80s. Like I asked my parents how much they got their house for, and they said "an apple and an egg" meaning, pretty much nothing.

Though things have drastically changed and not for the better since we have a really really bad housing crisis with people living in garages or their cars and so on.

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existential1 wrote (edited )

I think thats accurate but kind of apples to oranges. Being a millionaire is a "fungible" status while "being" an anarchist is a non-fungible status. Given proper exposure, probably more anarchists than millionaires, but thats probably never gonna happen.

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raindropq wrote

i wonder if everybody has a at-least a seed or spark , some pipsqueak down deep , of anarchism inside.

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raindropq wrote

maybe useless thought as i looked up fungibility; how is the verb, fungi (to perform) not related to the noun, Fungus?

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subrosa wrote

Latin origin of "fungibility" and "to function" is fungor, the Greek origin of "fungus" is spongos. You could say the etymologies are not fungible, heh

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Yes, it is about the same number. Most people are politically disengaged, and anarchist exist mostly in hotspots or in deep isolation while millionaires (and the capital that they represent) is much better distributed. This is a result of the inequity of access to distributive networks, which capital is basically the signification of.

I think by liberating more distributive networks, especially re-invigorating anarchist travel and housing options post-covid, we can outcompete the capitalists.

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