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A Vast Wasteland

A Swedish court has ordered a homeless man, who wasn't identified by local media, to pay a $415 TV license fee. The man had originally filed for an exemption because his television broke. He later became homeless, but a court declared that despite having no TV and no home, the man must still pay the fee, which is used to fund public TV and radio broadcasts and is also charged to anyone who has a smart phone, computer or tablet.

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