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If anyone tries to tell you rent forgiveness or rent strike is extreme or radical in these times just show them this:

U.S. Retailers Plan to Stop Paying Rent to Offset Virus Closures

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

@showerpickles it must be nice to be able to push rent out 90 days. Maybe I should incorporate as "Catapult LLC" and then act like I'm some bigshot .com.

So much would be easier, i bet.

@Catpult @showerpickles in my experience even smaller commercial tenants are capable of pulling shit like this, fwiw, since no one wants their property to get *that* kind of reputation, dry up all the shoppers and cause their existing tenants to leave behind shuttered shops, IP-protected or useless brand name signs and rotting inventory

never seen that for residential except in jurisdictions (including my own) with some really strong tenant protection laws. (might want to double check...)

@Catpult @showerpickles i've thought of this as well, i've seen those who've employed me in tech startups doing so only to boost their employee numbers and increase growth for the next investment rounds, with business models that could be considered ponzi schemes for venture capitalists, and wondered... damn i gotta start pillaging some senile billionaries too

@strnom @showerpickles I've been harbouring the sekrit desire to pull a dot com play. Bilk the VCs for a skillion dollard and retire to Aruba ...IDK if it's a GOOD plan, but it has a certain appeal.

@Catpult @showerpickles i used to be friends with someone who keeps launching a new startup every other two years? usually after the investors take over the board and banish him for being incompetent. last one is a scooter clone and i hear it's doing terribly

@showerpickles god can landlords be the biggest group of people affected by covid?

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