(124) Locked out

Keep calm and carry on… unless you are a working person and live in the UK.  Here’s a piece from the Guardian columnist Eva Wiseman.  It contains several of the main threads we’ve been discussing around here.  The item puts in personal terms what it all feels like and asks where is it all going?  Apparently, to live in Ms. Wiseman’s part of London and rent comfortably you need an income of nearly seventy-thousand pounds a year.  The pound has come down a bit over the years (something to do with running out of North Sea oil) but that’s still roughly two-hundred-bazillion Canadian dollars, …a lot of sterling to hand over to a landlord just for the privilege of living someplace.
Locked out of the property market