As Donaldson continues to receive hundreds of millions of views on his expensive stunt videos where he does things like gift YouTubers a private jet, or pays for life-changing surgeries while sticking a camera in recipients’ faces, spending $2 million on a North Carolina block is nothing.

And, anyway, Donaldson, like Musk, seems set on bringing back the company town, isolated neighborhoods in the late 19th century dedicated to industry where people probably cried and got addicted to opium. In 2023, hostility for workers is still obvious and open, but U.S. home ownership is steadily declining. At least, like they did 200 years ago, some people can rely on an unshaved 25-year-old to pay their medical bills and stuff them into a cul-de-sac. Capitalism is really epic for society.