Late Capitalism

Late Capitalism

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.
Alex Norcia
4.10.19
education

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
4.4.19
Late Capitalism

The College Scam Defendants' Privilege Is Following Them into Court

“You get what you pay for. It’s really as simple as that.”
Susan Zalkind
4.4.19
Late Capitalism

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.
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
Late Capitalism

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.
Ankita Rao
3.22.19
Late Capitalism

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.
Allie Conti
3.18.19
Late Capitalism

‘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."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
Late Capitalism

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.
Alex Norcia
3.13.19
Late Capitalism

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.
Ankita Rao
3.13.19
gig economy

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.
Allie Conti
3.13.19
Views My Own

Even Millennials with Money Are Miserable Now

If you're not submerged in debt or the victim of a scam, you're still probably overwhelmed by worry about the future.
Alex Norcia
3.6.19
Late Capitalism

Workers Who Get Tips Are Closing in on a Massive Raise

Oh, and less wage theft by greedy bosses—but only if the restaurant lobby can be beaten.
Will Greenberg
2.27.19
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