Space Race

I don’t know if you noticed, but in the Homes feature in last Saturday’s Leader-Post there was an article about a Victoria, B.C. couple who lived in a spacious (to say the least) 9200 sq. ft home. It was titled “Couple Finding Comfort In Hotel-Like Home Setting”, and talked about how they liked entertaining and whatnot.

At the same time, this photo essay from February about the insanely cramped and squalid slum conditions that some people exist in in Hong Kong popped up on my Facebook News feed (for a second time, as I’d seen it before). The contrast was certainly striking.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

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  1. I notice the Globe and Mail does that every single day, esp Saturday. On one hand, its more informed columnists and journalists weave narratives about inevitable middle class collapse and working-class hopelessness in the face of economic globalization, while on the other hand they still celebrate the super chic yuppie lifestyle and otherwise upper-class blue blooded lifestyle, spinning tales of woe for couples with one or two kids who are only on pace to retire at 56 with $600,000 in assets and $1 million in retirement savings. It’s part of the reason I’ve largely given up on the Globe, tho still admired its better informed writers.

    NYTs on the other hand pretty much always has it’s thumb on the pulse of the decline.

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