South Korean workers wearing Squid Game costumes attend a protest to demand better job conditions in Seoul. Photo: AP
South Korean workers wearing Squid Game costumes attend a protest to demand better job conditions in Seoul. Photo: AP
South Korea

Squid Game plays out in real life as small entrepreneurs in South Korea struggle to escape debt

  • Failed small business owners who file personal bankruptcy get no second chances as they face curbs on employment
  • ‘If Trump was a Korean, he probably couldn’t have become the president, having been bankrupted many times,’ says a lawyer

Topic |   South Korea
South Korean workers wearing Squid Game costumes attend a protest to demand better job conditions in Seoul. Photo: AP
South Korean workers wearing Squid Game costumes attend a protest to demand better job conditions in Seoul. Photo: AP
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