Now it has been said with some level of accuracy that I am a very cynical human being. I take this as a compliment because once you look into it usually people are simply reflecting that I see through the rubbish quicker than they do.
The clip above demonstrates the living conditions becoming more widespread for retired people in California. Nobody wishes to live in their car but that is becoming the reality, and increasingly will continue to, for retirees who have been honest, honourable, hard working citizens as they watch their pensions depleted by Wall Street at the same time that landlords and care homes have to raise rents to pay the interest or dividends (sometimes both) demanded by Wall Street. The human cost is senior citizens, some of whom are disabled, living in their cars.
This could never happen in the UK will be the thought of many readers. Ten years ago they would have laughed like hell in California if anyone had tried to tell them what was coming. The largest component of our domestic economy is contained within the financial centre of the City of London. Our Wall Street. These organisations, and the ones behind them, control our political parties and our economy directly. In no measure can our 'real world' economy replace it, not now, nor for many years to come. There are scenarios which lead to people living in their cars here. It is true to state that there are some that don't. The people in charge have no more interest in your well-being once you retire than they do the good people of California.
There are parallels between the two. Homelessness in the UK is rising. The weather however does not compare.