We are living through the Great Failure.

Christopher McHale
4 min readApr 4, 2024
Photo by Aida L on Unsplash

We’ve created an unworkable proposition. Profit must increase. That’s the core of our capitalist economy. It means prices must rise. Housing costs must increase. Healthcare must be more expensive year by year.

Add in the others demands of created profit. Wages must fall. Working hours must rise. Corners must be cut.

Inflation is a feature. Greedflation is a requirement. Delusion is a must.

What delusions? The American Dream for one. The idea it’s possible to ‘get ahead’ and create generational wealth. Trickle down. Exceptionalism. All of it is a bill of goods sold to us to keep us bound to the Ravenous Profit Machine.

Without willing workers the machine grinds to a halt. So it becomes necessary to break unions, royalty, copyright. Ownership is reserved for the Elite.

These delusions, and these requirements of profit do one thing: create massive wealth for this Elite.

With their massive wealth this Elite controls all information, all political systems, means of production, all profit, protects their Machine, builds walls around their clubs and beachfront resorts, plans escapes into space.

The Final Act arrived with the Ascent of Silicon Valley. The Ultimate Plan. Mass monetization of people, their lives, their likes, their…



Christopher McHale

Writer | Composer | Producer | Human | Christopher writes about creativity, culture, technology, music, writing. www.christophermchale.com