Sunday, May 11, 2008

Self-Storage Facilities: The Niche Poverty Pimps

Always finding new ways to make money off others' misfortune:
As they lose their homes, people are turning to these humble cinderblock and sheet-metal boxes to store their stuff. But some people cannot keep up with their storage bills any better than they could handle their mortgage payments, and storage companies are auctioning off their property for a pittance.

A cottage industry has developed to profit from these lost and abandoned items.
It's almost as if the good Samaritan found someone along the road and--instead of dressing his wounds and finding a place for him to stay--dressed his wounds and sold him into slavery while charging him interest for dressing his wounds.

1 comment:

  1. is this happening here in Nashville or did you find this in another city???