According to a recent Globe and Mail editorial, this is reality:
Now, I’m not one for reality. Fiction is the best thing ever created. The only good thing about being human, most days, is fiction. Let’s hear it for dreaming.
However, even I have to acknowledge certain realities. Sadly.
One reality is that digging deep into the Earth, bring up chthonic substances and letting them run over the top of the Earth is–and always has been–a bad idea.
Another reality is that economics is a human-made thing, as fictional as it comes. (Hesiod was a freaking poet, people.) If, at any point, the economy sucks, we can just change it, or stop it, or do anything we want to it.
Trust me. I rewrite fiction all the time.