Jacob’s posts on how frugal living and only buying what one really needs allows one to save up to three quarters of one’s income to reach financial independence and early retirement seem to be irresponsible and unsafe according to our collective mind. We would like to stress the importance of a shopping and working as the only way to live a good life, and that retirement should only be pursued by consumers with at least one or two million in their retirement accounts. We would like to distance ourselves from the kind of misleading, inspirational, step-by-step, can-do rants that are posted on unprofessional anti-consumer blogs like early retirement extreme. We are gravely concerned about how our world would look if more consumers chose not to work more than a couple of hours a day and abandoned their credit cards, careers, big houses, and big cars.

Sincerely ha ha ha,

The Establishment