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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Saxophones started blowing me down  / I was buried in sound / Taxicabs were driving me around
— Wilco, Handshake Drugs
March 18, 2016
Japan’s Disposable Workers

Japan's Disposable Workers: Net Cafe Refugees from MediaStorm on Vimeo.

As a society, it seems like the west has been looking to the east for a glimpse of our future for a long time now—most specifically, Japan. With a housing crisis in Vancouver and salaries falling below where they do in much of the rest of Canada, it may not be long before we see the same type of situation as this video describes. There’s already a significantly outsized working poor population characterized by shared accommodations and lives lived in single room occupany hotels that are meant for, really, short term accomodations.

The future doesn’t always seem so bright, does it?

Posted by skooter at 6:55 PM This entry is filed under Technology, Vancouver.
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