Ankita Rao

body

Amazon Is Still Getting Away With Selling Toxic Skincare Products

There are 1,005 notices in California currently filed against Amazon for selling unsafe creams and cosmetics without a warning.
Ankita Rao
7.1.19
environment-health

When It's Not Poisoning Us, the U.S. Water System Is Robbing Us Blind

People can go into such extreme debt over unpaid water bills—even incorrect ones—that they lose their homes.
Ankita Rao
6.21.19
money-inequality

Clothes Are Canceled

Marie Kondo-inspired minimalism is just one of many forces killing the shopping spree.
Ankita Rao
6.13.19
housing

New York's Notorious Landlords Are Finally Losing Some of Their Power

Renters in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world just won a huge victory.
Ankita Rao
6.12.19
money-inequality

People Are Moving to Smaller Cities in Search of Affordable Houses That Don't Exist

Millennials are stuck renting in places they would never have chosen if not for the dream of owning a home.
Ankita Rao
5.23.19
policy

The EPA's Lies About Air Pollution Are Killing Americans

In its latest move to protect industry, the government has ensured that we'll see more deaths from asthma, heart problems and cognitive degeneration.
Ankita Rao
5.21.19
money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralized strategy makes it almost immune to labor action.
Ankita Rao
5.8.19
Money

A Rogue Coder Turned a Parking Spot into a Coworking Space and People Loved It

"Car parking squanders space that can be used for the public good."
Ankita Rao
5.2.19
rideshare

Lyft and Uber Want to Fund Better Roads...for Lyft and Uber

Rideshare companies are investing in public infrastructure, but only when it helps their bottom line.
Ankita Rao
4.25.19
transportation

We Need to Completely Redesign Curbs

Crowded curbsides cause a huge amount of traffic and congestion in our cities. Could "flex zones" help?
Ankita Rao
4.11.19
traffic

New York Is Getting Congestion Pricing, Whether It's Ready or Not

New York is about to institute congestion pricing, and it will include an exemption for people who make below $60,000 per year.
Ankita Rao
Caroline Haskins
4.1.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off Against Job-Stealing Robots

"We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work."
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
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