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

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BlackRock Should Be Seized for Crimes Against the Earth

Even after its new pivot to sustainability, BlackRock will still be the world’s largest investor in fossil fuels.

A Robinhood Exploit Let Redditors Bet Infinite Money on the Stock Market

This ONE illegal trick let redditors blow their savings in minutes!

A 'Big Short' Investor's New Bet: Climate Change Will Bust the Housing Market

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Warren Would Erase $640 Billion in Student Debt No Matter What Congress Said

The candidate's latest plan shows how she'd be willing to use executive power as president.

How to Stop Avoiding Your Bank Account When It Stresses You Out

Even if you're doing OK financially, looking at your balance can be incredibly fraught.

What It Would Take for the Next President to Cancel All Student Debt

Trump just erased the loans of 25,000 veterans. Could his successor do the same thing for everyone?

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Davos Is Just a Bunch of Boomers Sharing Viral Videos

Davos’ empty words and promises are most apparent in its terrible aggregated videos designed for social media virality.

The Black Moms Who Occupied a Vacant House and Became Icons of the Homelessness Crisis

In a few short weeks, they became the center of a debate about poverty, race, and homelessness. Then the cops showed up.

What Counts as a Hobby, and Do I Have Any?

Young people are trying to reclaim their time from the pressures of capitalism.

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Why Algeria’s Election Probably Won’t Stop Months of Protests

Many Algerians say Thursday's election is just more of the same — and even after 10 months of protests, they're not done yet.

Art Forgery Is Easier Than Ever, and It's a Great Way to Launder Money

More and more rich people are buying art and stashing it in strange places. According to infamous scammers, it's not even close to legit.

Inside the Financial Relationship Between Pete Buttigieg and Charter School Backers

The money from pro-charter donors raises questions about the surging candidate's recently-released education plan.

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Our ongoing column about cheating, fraud, and scams within the American education system.

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It took me a while to figure out I had taken a job at a diploma factory.

I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids' Personalities on Their College Applications

I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.

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A Paranormal Pet

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