There was a time in my life when I seriously considered getting into the real estate game. House flipping shows were all the rage, and as someone determined to work for myself, I thought buying fixer up properties and selling them would be a rewarding way to make a living. The prospect of making money without someone telling you what to do, then being able to take off months in between projects was extremely enticing, and I spent a considerable amount of time researching how to do it.
I never did get into the property game in a serious way (other than buying my own apartment) for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I wasn't really interested in property itself (picking out show sofas wasn't exactly my idea of a good time), and secondly, I began to feel that I would be contributing to an insane industry that had helped obliterate the economy through predatory lending practices. Real estate is a game rigged to favor the wealthy and the banks, and the lure of easy money is not only false but part of the symptom of a materialist culture gone mad.
Which brings us to Trump University, and the ongoing scandal tying up the presumed Republican nominee for president.
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