We put food under lock and key, gamble with shelter and we are put on payment plans for basic communication. Water is the new currency, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they are figuring out a way to mandate and administer higher levels of air quality to those who can pay.
As a child I learned not to run with scissors. As an adult I learned not to run with other people’s words.
Dystopia is when necessity becomes a luxury.
They have to first take it away to be able to put a price on it.
That which is mass produced is most valued. That which there is little left of is most valued.
While on opposite ends of the spectrum, functionality and fragility are those classifications capable of assuming the most value.
Price is not based on value, but on difficulty in extraction.