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    In a Booming Economy, an Eviction Industry 

    They’re ready when you aren’t. After journalist Joseph Williams’ life unraveled, he found himself face-to-face with a national trend: climbing rents on increasingly upscale apartments, accompanied by middle-class Americans’ downward mobility and a thriving eviction industry. So he investigated, finding Yelp-reviewed services that, supervised by law enforcement, pack up lives into plastic bags and place them neatly on sidewalks — sometimes aided by homeless day workers. So Williams prepared himself with a storage locker and a hand truck, waiting in his home for the inevitable knock on the door.

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