Chronic Nothing Works Syndrome

June 27, 2022

From The Atlantic:

“The very first symptom of the general collapse was an old one: nothing worked.” The sentiment is old—it comes from Doris Lessing’s 1969 novel, The Four-Gated City—but it’s hard to think of a better epitaph for the economic vibes of 2022. From the oil markets to the baby-formula markets to the general sense of safety and disorder, the U.S. seems to suffer from chronic Nothing Works Syndrome.

Hat tip to Merlin Mann for uncovering this piece of writing that summarizes how the world feels in 2022.

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