From the website of a company called Adzookie. Part of us hopes they pick some folks who are underwater in their mortgages through no fault of their own. And another part of us thinks, whoa, dude. Capitalist exploitation. Big time.
"TURN MY HOME INTO A BILLBOARD"
We’re looking for houses to paint. In fact, paint is an understatement. We’re looking for homes to turn into billboards. In exchange, we’ll pay your mortgage every month for as long as your house remains painted
Here are a few things we’re looking for. You must own your home. It cannot be rented or leased. We’ll paint the entire outside of the house, minus the roof, the windows and any awnings. Painting will take approximately 3 - 5 days. Your house must remain painted for at least three months and may be extended up to a year. If, for any reason, you decide to cancel after three months or if we cancel the agreement with you, we’ll repaint your house back to the original colors.
If you’re prepared for the bright colors and stares from neighbors just complete the submission form below. We review every submission. If your home meets our criteria, an Adzookie team member will contact you.
"We can’t make a good-faith effort to negotiate when we don’t have any money."
— Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s explanation for why he wants to abolish collective bargaining for state employees. Where did all your state’s money go, Scott? Oh, that’s right: You hid it in some pet projects.
Suppose that you lead a comfortable middle-class life. Let’s say that you’re in your 30s, married, two children, and you make $100,000 per year. I offer you a fair coin flip with the following possible outcomes:
Heads: You will be stripped of most of your assets and will earn $30,000 per year for the rest of your life. That’s all you get, and neither friends nor family can top it up for you.
Tails: You will earn $1 million per year for the rest of your life.
Treat this as a serious question. Would you take me up on my offer to flip the coin?