We have entered an age where all increases in productivity are offset by increases in inflation, the purpose of which is to preserve employment, of people who are increasingly unemployable, and wage suppression of the working (meaning non-calculating, professional, non-entrepreneurial) classes will continue indefinitely as the world increasingly adds competing labor to the world labor pool. Every person in the middle is only 20% more productive than consumptive, and then only so for certain period of his or her life. so every person at the bottom quartile requires five people to pay for his existence throughout his life. Ergo, we must choose between decreasing the standard of living for all but the upper quintile, and constantly increasing inequality, or suppressing the rates of reproduction of the bottom and producing increasingly consistent equality. There is no alternative. Economics is just an extension of physics.