Rachel Swirsky concludes the author’s note to her new speculative fiction novella, January Fifteenth , with these observations.
> Money can make life easier, but it can’t solve everything.
Adding money to a system with underlying problems won’t fix those problems on its own. After any massive change, some people will be better off, some people will be worse off, and many people will be both better and worse off. However the future unfolds, it won’t go according to my values. There will always be outcomes I don’t expect. Some of them will contradict my beliefs about the world. […]