🔗 How Will The Golden Age Of “Making It Worse” End? | Defector:
The supplanting of that purpose—of any purpose, really, at just about any business in just about any industry you can think of—with the blank nihilism of financial capitalism’s profit-driven imperatives is familiar by now; management’s quest to see how much more cheaply an increasingly poor product can be sold at the same price and under the same name as what came before is, at bottom, the story of basically every industry or institution currently in decline or collapse.
Unfortunately, this piece never really gets to the part about how this present golden age will end.
Somehow, I imagine it will be with a whimper.