Real World Lessons: Financial Rapists and Collapsing Stars
Rapists of financial gain
“Real world” lessons suck because it taints innocence. It’s when you learn that apparently every major company we depend upon in modern society (mortgage companies, insurance companies, credit card companies, banks, student loan companies, and now, airlines), are designed to financially rape the weak and naive.
I say “financially rape,” which is a crude metaphor, but makes sense because it is about control. Many of these companies are designed to lock you into unforeseeable circumstances, and get as much money out of you for as long as possible. They are designed so that if anything goes wrong, the responsibility always falls on you, and never on them. They are designed to take advantage of the weak and the naive: the people who won’t–or can’t–read the fine print.
I am supposed to be to Las Vegas right now with my….