bobby1933 (bobby1933) wrote,

The Cost of Living in a Monetized Society.

I.P.F., Not Aging, Could Be Causing Breathlessness - The New York Times.

Suppose someone you cared about will soon die of an incurable illness.  How would you feel?
Suppose that someone's life could be prolonged indefinitely by a medication which was far too expensive.  Would your feeling now be different from the other situation?

I want to do a post on this but i am not sure what i want to say or how i want  to say it.

$95,000  per year, $260 per day, for the privilege ( i had  thought it a right) to live a few more years.  One would have to have a full time job paying $40 per hour just to pay for one's meds.  And there are other living expenses, so i had better add 25 bucks to that hourly wage/salary.  $135,000 per year.  How many of us make that.  I never made half that amount in any year i worked and i consider myself much better off than most people.

How is the world improved by solutions that, for whatever reason, won't deal with the problem or will make  other things worse in the process?  Ghandi, Jacques Ellul, me, the  Luddites. and now the poet, R.S. Thomas.  I need to start a list of the people who fear technology more thn they desire it.. 
Tags: aging, anarcho-primitism, gandhi, rs thomas
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