Are we witnessing slow collapse, in Tainter's sense? Is the population rejecting the structures of established civilisation, and adopting savage modes as tokens of resistance, in order to improve their condition, by reducing differentials in income and wealth between individuals, rather than increasing wealth per head or aggregate societal wealth? Is opting-out, dropping-out, stopping the world to get off, refusing to compete in the rat-race, in spite of all appearances in fact a rather well-calculated, self-serving act? Yes, it probably is.