I keep mentioning to people that timing of the toilet paper shortages made this post look prophetic, and not one of them could remember it. So here, repost:
Everyone knows the world economy is going to take a shit, the question is who will have toilet paper
Posted on January 21, 2020 by Aeoli Pera
A couple of months ago, my boss’s boss’s boss gave a presentation where he said the company will be investing more in industries producing basic necessities like water treatment because federal economists told them they’re planning the worst depression in recorded history in the 2030s and 40s. I was already expecting this depression intellectually, but hearing it stated so matter-of-factly in a corporate setting had a focusing effect on me. “Diversity is our strength, remember to do your sexual harassment e-learning course before Friday, and our ten-year stretch goal is to survive the death of everyone and everything you know. Mark your calendars for next Thursday’s webinar on filtration of radiation-saturated air!” And no, as far as I can tell no one else in the room batted an eye.
It’s difficult to decide at what population level to compete in the ITZ. Try to go it alone and you won’t have children, try to go it with the entire American nation and you’ll find they have irreconcileable conflicts of interest. As a rule of thumb, I suggest that the future of white America belongs to those white populations which can maintain an uninterrupted supply of toilet paper.
This simplifies judgment. A man innawoods does not have the leisure time to build the infrastructure to produce his own toilet paper, nor the excess productive capacity to trade for it. The whole American population is too diverse and divided to prevent its women from tearing down its infrastructure in their quest for high-status dick or to prevent Jews from selling all excess production to Israel at a loss.
However, a small town of 5,000, reasonably unified, containing a single medium-size corporation capable of production and trade that supports the local consumer stores is likely to have toilet paper. This is especially true if a network of such high-loyalty corporations in the same area were enmeshed in the same industry. Such an area would experience much less reduction in the quality of life during the ITZ, and may even benefit from subjective increases in wellbeing due to strengthened communal bonds in hardship.
Now if you’ll kindly just forget I said in the podcast Coronavirus would be a nothingburger we can take this as proof that I’m a prophet.