Even Fortune Cookies Have Ads Now Because the World Is Bad
God forbid we're allowed to enjoy two bites of sugary goodness without getting a taste of late capitalism.
The Nine-Year-Old Paying Off His Classmates' Lunch Debt Isn't a 'Feel Good' Story
Framing these stories as inspirational pushes us further into a bleak future where debt is inescapable, even in elementary school.
Ruthless Capitalists Can't Donate Their Way Out of Trouble Anymore
The Sackler family behind OxyContin are accused of brazenly jumpstarting the deadly opioid crisis. In the era of endless scams, elite philanthropy like theirs is hitting roadblocks.
What It’s Like Writing Fake Essays for Wealthy International Students
College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these “tutors.”
Stephen K Hirst
The College Scam Defendants' Privilege Is Following Them into Court
“You get what you pay for. It’s really as simple as that.”
Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots
“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work.
Going Cashless Looks More and More Like a Capitalist Scam
Lawmakers argue bans on cashless stores could protect tens of millions of Americans without access to credit cards.
Millennial Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Has Actual Ideas for Solving the Student Loan Crisis
The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is in his 30s (!) and personally familiar with the specter haunting young people.
‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor
"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
The College Scam Is Exposing All the Legal Ways Rich People Game Society
The real question is what took so long for the country to start looking at this stuff more closely.
The College Bribery Scam Reveals How Rich People Use 'Charity' to Cheat
Anand Giridharadas explains how alleged payoffs to test takers and athletic coaches are part of a larger ecosystem of elite hypocrisy.
Someone's Going to Get Killed Charging Those E-Scooters
Companies like Lime and Bird encourage competition among contractors, which subjects them to the threat of physical violence for little pay.