Man protests massive unemployment with provocative ‘dying for work’ billboard
Zero Hedge — Imagine you are driving to work this morning in Las Vegas (yes, you are one of the select few locals who has a job that does not involve relying on the strip’s ever declining gambling revenues or flipping a house to John Paulson in the second, and far shorter, coming of the regional housing bubble, with poppage imminent), and you observe what appears to be a man who hung himself below a billboard saying “Dying for Work.”
Confused, you continue, only to drive by another billboard with what seem to be a man hanging off, this one saying “Hope you’re happy Wall St.”
Slowly it all clicks: the man is not real, and this is not a suicide done in protest by some depressed unemployed person, instead it is merely a mannequin, part of some grotesque attempt at a statement. Would this be considered shocking, and will the thousands of commuters who saw this feel any worse or better toward Wall Street and its denizens – America’s bankers – having seen this, or will they merely continue with their lives?