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The architects who design these apartments are criminals.
I honestly cannot feel sorry for them. MOVE!!!!!!
Been in such a miserable state for so long, brother built dystopian pods with ventilation and thought "wow it's a totally normal human living space but luxurious!"
Looks like a nightmare to be in
Not worth living there.
See nyc is not this bad.
If this was happening on a socialist country we would see it all over the media
and this is for 300,000$ in L.A
These feel like college dorms. My dorm at school has about 100 square feet, including my roommates side. That means each of us gets about 50 square feet of living space divided between us. Working class people shouldn’t have to live in cages or college dorms. This is so incredibly frustrating, and these people do not get their voices heard in the government. We must continue to raise awareness about this.
I wonder if I can just make a tunnel for a living space on the mountains.
Perhaps a more fundamental solution for this problem is the decentralisation of economic opportunity. You don't need to live in the centre of a city if you can earn a living anywhere there is internet. Great video.
Under a system where profit is more important than life we can't achieve happiness for all
So the government owns all the land and yet instead of that being the obvious main issue here to you you focus on the fact that taxes are low? It's almost like when the government owns all of the land they don't have to worry at all about being competitive and just keeping jacking up the prices sky high.
What have they done with life
xi Jinping will solve that
the capsule is epic, the housing is really unfortunate for most of the people though, hopefully the government fixes this
It’s absolutely disgraceful to treat human beings this way caged like animals I’d like the landlords to spend at least a year in one only then would they understand.
And it isn't even a nice city to live in