The Korean debt crisis that inspired Squid Game’s dark dystopia

The Korean debt crisis that inspired Squid Game’s dark dystopia

By The Guardian

Today in Focus

Friday, 22 October

The Netflix hit is as fantastical as it is violent – but underpinning its macabre story of impoverished contestants risking their lives for money is a real crisis of personal debt in Korea. Why has it resonated all over the world?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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