June 5, 2014

Float Baby, Or The Decline Of Western Civilization

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Vox's Matt Yglesias seems to think that Houston's kidcentric day spa Float Baby is a sign that our rich have too much disposable income to spend on increasingly pointless, even ridiculous things. He uses the Law of Diminishing Returns to support a call for higher taxes.

I'm sure a hypercapitalist who disagrees would say that Float Baby just underscores the importance of innovation in all aspects of our consumptive lives: we just need better things on which our rich can spend their money, is all.

Me, I am left to wonder how we could collapse so quickly as a species that within less than a decade we go from plopping babies serenely in buckets to dangling them from their heads like fishing lures.

Float Baby -- Houston's new infant day spa makes the case for higher taxes [vox]
Previously: The Tummy Tub: it's Dutch for 'baby bucket'

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