There was a frenzy of money making activity going on, and it felt like…pure greed.
CONFIDENCE, n. A quality, similar to religious belief but grounded on much shakier evidence, that tends to be high when it should be low and low when it should be high. Periods of high confidence are pernicious; the better investors feel today, the more likely they are to be sorry later. Almost no one can acknowledge that at the time, however.
In Kelly’s future, there is no Organisation, there are merely fluid overlays and groups of people, everyone trying to do their own thing, to find their own audience, cobbling together a living.
This is particularly the case in the prosperous South East, where 25 million people will feel they shouldn’t have to accommodate 5 million, and will correctly be inclined to say “go.”