A New Yorker Update On The Slow-Rolling Rent Non-Payment Disaster

A protester's car with a sign saying cancel rent on its bumper
IMG_0344 photo by Ervin Lopez is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Shades of a long-gone American social safety net, shredded away in an ‘every man for himself’ world of modern profiteering where no human necessity is safe from predation. Ideas of social responsibility have gone the way of religion-inspired charity. They are no longer guides to everyday human interactions, but moral imperatives reduced to hot-house flowers to be indulged by service clubs and congregations as Sunday hobbies.

What future for the tens of millions who fall through a fading patchwork of still-existing government programs social support programs? Read an early May update in The New Yorker: Cancel the Rent


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