The death of money has changed a lot of things. There's no mediating substance, it seems, between one person and another. A-holes are a-holes for the pure a- holishness of it. And people are kind for the pure pleasure of being kind. Yes, it's true, people did these things for pure reasons before, but there was always a question: what do they really want? That question isn't there, or at least not in the same unpleasant way.
In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen imagines (it doesn't take much imagination) a world that can no long afford itself, and it actually sort of rules - there's no money anywhere, Elon Musk and the Sultan of Brunei are a thing, everyone got real into gardening, and we figured out a new, punitive but non-lethal use for injera.
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