Food Trucks, Now Not Just For Food Anymore
I ran across a new blog today called "GranolaShotgun". The blogger Johnny is an amateur architecture buff and writes about how we use the land and occupy our towns. Among his post I came across this one.
I love the term he uses, the "precariat".
"The precariat is a term coined to describe the segment of the population that lives without security or predictability. These days it often refers to the former American middle class that’s currently experiencing reduced circumstances. There’s always been a precariat, but it usually includes a minor subset of the population that no one really likes or cares about. Indentured Irish servants, black slaves, Jewish and Italian sweatshop workers, Mexican field hands, Puerto Rican cleaning ladies… It’s a long list. People are up in arms now because the “wrong people” have fallen in to the precariat that didn’t used to “belong” there. There’s been a sudden realization that sometimes the structure of the economy itself institutionalizes their personal decline. Shocking! I’m not a political animal so I’ll leave those discussions to others to hash out. Instead, I’m interested in how people adapt to the circumstances they find themselves in."
The article goes on to discuss, with tons of photos the way people have adapted the "food" truck into other types of roaving businesses. Besides the wood worker's tools, the second hand clothing and even a mobile video game station, I could see alot more smaller businesses which could be adapted to being run out of a truck like this.
We've discussed here before about how a green wizard might come up with a hobby or craft that would provide money outside of the current employment situation. This could be one such way.