Originally Posted by logtroll
How does this House of Illusion keep functioning?
My contextual curiosity continues to be aroused by the elephant and the 800 pound gorilla that are accepted as normal house guests - costs have increased by ten times in 50 years, and the national debt increases steadily in the realm of $trillions.

Why? Does it matter? What will happen?

Is the only play to keep one’s head down and focus on competing at gaming the system even though the casino is rotting away?

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller