I want to live in a boring economy and I’m proud of it

I am tired of risk.

I would prefer a job that I know will be there in 5 years to “an exciting opportunity for career progression”.

I would rather a genie grant me a 100% chance of not being impoverished than even a 50% chance of being a billionaire.

I want a career that supports my exciting life, not a life that supports my exciting career.

I think that people who write job ads in which they ask for “ninjas” or “wizards” should grow the fuck up. Same goes for people who want “exceptional” anything for less than thirty dollars an hour.

Unless you have a fuckton of kids, I can’t even imagine what you’d do with more than 80,000 a year- and even that…

I don’t believe that our society should be run by a handful of people with a taste for gambling.

I don’t want my meal ticket hitched to your lottery ticket.

I don’t understand why bankruptcy isn’t considered failure anymore, and a financially and sustainable enterprise, however modest, isn’t considered success.

I don’t believe this makes me boring or shallow, rather, my life is rich enough without this bullshit.

I believe that many of you feel the same way, but in a discourse focused on “getting ahead”, “disruption” and “Unicorns” we have no voice.

Fuck risk. My kind of excitement doesn’t come from uncertainty about my next pay day.

Capital is said by a Quarterly Reviewer to fly turbulence and strife, and to be timid, which is very true; but this is very incompletely stating the question. Capital eschews no profit, or very small profit, just as Nature was formerly said to abhor a vacuum. With adequate profit, capital is very bold. A certain 10 per cent. will ensure its employment anywhere; 20 per cent. certain will produce eagerness; 50 per cent., positive audacity; 100 per cent. will make it ready to trample on all human laws; 300 per cent., and there is not a crime at which it will scruple, nor a risk it will not run, even to the chance of its owner being hanged. If turbulence and strife will bring a profit, it will freely encourage both. Smuggling and the slave-trade have amply proved all that is here stated.

-T. J. Dunning, as Quoted in Capital vol. 1

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