Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Didn't Need A Mortgage
These folks were like some real-life hobbits. In fact, people pointed out in comments that J. Tolkien was probably inspired by them. An interesting thing is that families kept living like that till about mid-1960s, when the government started encouraging them to move to "nice modern houses" which nowadays nearly always means taking a mortgage or being dependent on the rental company. It's like being plugged into a matrix vs being independent.
Are banks really behind the majority of modernity's troubles??? Who knows...