Maxwell Strachan

Money

How Many Kids of ‘Millionaires And Billionaires’ Would Actually Benefit from Free College?

We asked the University of California how many of its undergraduate students actually come from families with millionaire-dollar incomes.
Maxwell Strachan
3 days ago
Money

How I Get By: A Week in the Life of an Amazon Delivery Driver

What it's really like to deliver hundreds of packages a day to Prime customers.
Maxwell Strachan
1.15.20
Money

US Healthcare Industry Creating an Endless Shitstorm of Money-Grubbing Bureaucracy and Paperwork, Study Finds

A highly lucrative paper-pushing industry is unnecessarily costing already-broke Americans hundreds of billions of dollars.
Maxwell Strachan
1.8.20
Politics

Fox News Is Absolutely Loving This

The network's post-assassination devotion to Trump would be hilarious if not for, you know, the potential death and pain that could come as a result.
Maxwell Strachan
1.3.20
Money

Millennials and Gen Z Get Scammed More than Their Grandparents, Sorry

“There's a sense of complacency that can develop if you feel like, ‘Oh yeah, my grandma is vulnerable to this stuff, but I'm not.'"
Maxwell Strachan
1.3.20
Money

California Students Are Suing the UC System for Requiring the SAT and ACT

The students and a group of organizations claim the tests amount to “unlawful discrimination” against minority and low-income high schoolers, among others.
Maxwell Strachan
12.10.19
Money

How I Get By: A Week in the Life of a McDonald’s Cashier

Cierra Brown is trying to do all she can on her own, but it rarely feels like she’s doing enough.
Maxwell Strachan
12.5.19
money-inequality

How the 2010s Taught Us to Hate the Rich

From the gig economy to supervillains like Martin Shkreli to the college cheating scandal, this is the story of "late capitalism" coming to life.
Matt Taylor
Maxwell Strachan
11.26.19
Money

Ban the SAT and ACT

Top University of California leaders are waking up to the fact that the SAT and ACT only deepen the “inequities in our system.” It’s time everyone else did too.
Maxwell Strachan
11.26.19
Money

Florida Professor With Expertise in Venezuela and Money Laundering Charged With Venezuela-Related Money Laundering

Bruce Bagley has been quoted by news outlets including NPR and NBC on issues including Venezuela and money laundering, so, yeah.
Maxwell Strachan
11.18.19
Money

Thank You, Bill de Blasio, for Finally Standing Up to Churro Ladies

Today, they are churros. Tomorrow, it could be carrot cake, or banana pudding, or even Tiramisu.
Maxwell Strachan
11.11.19
Money

Airbnb Promises to Verify All 7 Million Listings After VICE Report Exposes Scam

The company's CEO said in an email that the company would undertake a year-long project to ensure every listing is advertised accurately.
Maxwell Strachan
11.6.19
0102