Despite that, it's possible Star Trek's clothing makes sense. I'm reading a book about social psychology and how human behaviours of wealth and bragging work. In it, the author points out that it's a taboo to tell someone you just met that you earn $200,000 per annum, but it's NOT necessarily taboo to visibly own things you'd need to earn $200,000 per annum to have.

@geordie People also hack that system by going into debt to buy stuff they actually can't afford.

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