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Missing Inaction

In this increasingly monitored world, Jim Sulkers found a way to evade the surveillance police -- he died and didn't tell anyone. His naturally-mummified body was finally found in his condo in Winnipeg on Wednesday about two years after he died.

Because no-one was notified of his death, his pension continued to be paid into his bank. Because his bank account continued to receive money, his standing order payments for bills and condo fees were paid each month. So long as everyone kept getting their money, no-one cared about the man.

That's what happens when life is treated as just another commodity.

August 27, 2004 in Canada, Capitalism | Permalink


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