wealth

CAPITALISM

AirPods Are a Tragedy

Apple claims that AirPods are building a “wireless future.” Lay people think they're a symbol of disposable wealth. The truth is bleaker.
Caroline Haskins
5.6.19
Views My Own

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Plan to Tax the Rich Is the Opposite of Radical

Her idea of a 70 percent tax on income above $10 million isn't wild, and wouldn't pay for everything the left wants. But that's the wrong way to think about it.
David Dayen
1.8.19
Money

Secret $1.5 Billion Mega Millions Winner Is Blowing It, 'Lotto Lawyer' Says

Claiming a massive jackpot right away isn't always a smart move, but what is this person waiting for?
Allie Conti
11.16.18
Late Capitalism

It's Capitalism's Fault That Young People Prefer Socialism

Also to blame: Democrats and liberals.
Matt Taylor
8.15.18
Money

'Generation Wealth' Shows How Capitalism Makes Fools of Us All

The new documentary lays bare our nation's addiction to conspicuous consumption.
Eileen G'Sell
7.19.18
Despair

It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly they're getting screwed, and why.
Matt Taylor
7.10.18
Money

All the Crazy, Evil Shit I Saw at a Wealth Expo Featuring Sylvester Stallone

I was sad. Sad because this cult of money shit works. Then Pitbull showed up.
Jordan Foisy
4.12.18
Photography

Photos of the Ultra Wealthy, from Above

The 1 percent don't want you to know how they live.
Tiffy Thompson
2.15.18
Paradise Papers

The Paradise Papers Are Just a Glimpse at the Unreal Wealth Gap

A new report on spiraling inequality in America is even more concerning given what the Paradise Papers showed us about how good rich people are at hiding money.
Matt Taylor
11.9.17
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's Trial Is a Test for America

Get ready for a national spectacle about race, sex, and power with huge stakes for survivors of sexual assault everywhere.
Allie Conti
6.4.17
Money

Having a Lot of Money Affects Your Personality

Cash rules everything around you—especially your psychology.
Alexandra Ossola
5.20.17
Fast Food

No, Fast Food Isn't Just for 'Poor' People

A new study questions this pervasive stereotype about how often different socioeconomic classes hit the drive-thru window.
Alex Swerdloff
5.5.17
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