Our Bleak Philip K. Dick Future

Ian Welsh: Some basics on the economy

17) Wages are being systematically broken in the developed world. The rich do not believe they need you, except as wage-slave labor. You will all be company store slaves, paying rental streams to everyone to be allowed to continued to eke out a miserable existence.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

What will that be like?

Let a writer show you.

Philip K. Dick knew. He was poor.

This is from Ubik [Google Books Search]:

You will pay.

You will pay and pay and pay. For everything.

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