Ankita Rao

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
2 days ago
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
3.12.19
Late Capitalism

'Universal Rent Control' Is the Left-Wing Dream That's Actually Happening

Capping the amount that landlords can raise what you owe every year is no longer a total fantasy.
Ankita Rao
3.6.19
Late Capitalism

Anti-Amazon Fever Is Spreading, and Big Tech Companies Should Be Worried

After the company's deal collapsed in New York, the next community-upending project might be a tougher sell.
Ankita Rao
2.26.19
Late Capitalism

Here's How Normal People Beat Jeff Bezos and Amazon

One of the most powerful companies ever just bailed on plans to build a headquarters in NYC. It didn't happen by accident.
Ankita Rao
2.14.19
Late Capitalism

What Amazon Infiltrating America's School System Might Look Like

The corporate giant's computer science initiative could help local kids find decent tech jobs. But will it put a dent in inequality?
Ankita Rao
2.8.19
Late Capitalism

Tech Giants Want to Solve the Housing Nightmare They Helped Create

Welcome to America, where charitable CEOs make housing policy and "affordable" doesn't mean what you think it does.
Ankita Rao
1.25.19
amazon

Amazon's New Office Propaganda Campaign Has Begun

The much-hyped "HQ2" is still a way off, but the tech goliath is already sending out fliers to quell the uprising.
Ankita Rao
1.17.19
Late Capitalism

Amazon's Anti-Union Past Is Coming Back to Bite It

"We have asked the company to provide air conditioning for us, but they told us that the robots inside can’t work in cold weather."
Ankita Rao
12.13.18
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Our Cities Are Designed for Loneliness

Our built environment is not working in our favor. Urban planners want to change that.
Ankita Rao
12.13.18
Late Capitalism

Amazon Is Bringing in Elite Lobbyists Amid Seething Rage Over HQ2

One of the most powerful corporations ever is acting like it has a lot to lose. Maybe because it does.
Ankita Rao
12.6.18
Late Capitalism

Amazon Has New York Afraid of Becoming Seattle on Steroids

Higher rent. More tech bros. And a massive monopoly beloved by the people who run things getting a ton of tax breaks. Can it be stopped?
Ankita Rao
12.3.18
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