Observations from the Spectrum & Horizon Coaching

An autistic adult’s third point of view about world problems with solutions offered and some funny stories along the way.

Life unfold as it should. Rarely how we imagine.

Dylan Netter

Many times I find myself thinking I am the only one who thinks like me. It is not true yet my echo chamber is not well inhabited. I get this. My ideas are my own. I write with the HOPE that my work resonates with some and creates a ripple effect of change.

Marine and the Hippie 230221- Subscriptions The Marine and the Hippie

In this dialogue, we discuss subscriptions, and specifically the economic model of people paying exorbitant amounts of money for services, without actually owning anything.  While this dialogue focuses on subscriptions for online services and streaming services, it can also extend to things like rent, where some wealthy property owner can charge you to live in a domicile that you do not own.  And the model itself approximates an extortion racket:  When you buy in, the provider of the "service" feels free to cause you problems at cheaper levels and then offers to solve the problem if you pay them more money.  There is significant pushback in the society to withdrawing from that economic model by people who themselves have bought in, because your participation in the society where everyone is being taken advantage of is called into question through withdrawal:  People stigmatize homelessness, and while homelessness can be hard, it can also be kind of rewarding simply by you not passing your wealth off to the property owning class. Contact us at marineandhippie@gmail.com and @marine_hippie at Twitter. See our Website at marinehippie.com Also check out Dylan's blog at observationsfromthespectrum.org Also check out @supernova_earth (Doc) and @geziandme (Dylan) on Twitter Show Credits "The Marine"- Doc Stodden "The Hippie"- Dylan Netter Show Direction and Web- Dylan Netter Show Production- Doc Stodden Musical Elements used in this show (No samples cleared) Mozart- "The Turkish March" (segment) Green Day- "Panic Song" (segment) Lily Allen- "The Fear" (segment) Vladimir Horowitz- "Chopin's Black Key Etude" (segment) #podcast #politics #endtheduopoly #education #truth #criticalthinking #philosophy #ideas #problems #solutions #together #democrats #greenparty #republican #love #change #UBI #GND #M4A #LGBT #subscriptions #Netflix #vanlife #capitalism
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