economics

Views My Own
Views My Own

The Russia Scandal Might Help Trump Get Reelected

If his opponents focus too much on theories of collusion and "kompromat," they'll risk glossing over the real failings of his presidency.
Harry Cheadle
2 days ago
Late Capitalism
Late Capitalism

The Rich People in Your City Have Even More Money Than You Think

A fresh report shows in terrifying detail how we're living in a "new Gilded age."
Allie Conti
2 days ago
Despair
Despair

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

A new study shows exactly how badly you're getting screwed, and why.
Matt Taylor
7.9.18
MoviePass
MoviePass

This Is Who Pays When You Use MoviePass to See Movies for 'Free'

Who are the losers in MoviePass's business model?
Rick Paulas
7.6.18
Homelessness
Homelessness

The Story Behind a Viral Video of Anti-Homeless Vigilantism

"Jogger Joe" isn't the only one mistreating homeless people in the Bay Area.
Rick Paulas
7.3.18
Views My Own
Views My Own

The More People Vote, the More Progressives Win

No wonder Republicans are so desperate to depress turnout.
Sean McElwee
Colin McAuliffe
7.2.18
politics
politics

Congress Can Save Social Security for Millennials, It Just Won't

Social Security and Medicare have had obvious problems for decades, but politicians have refused to make the necessary hard choices.
Mark Hay
6.14.18
MoviePass
MoviePass

The Guy Who Owns MoviePass Says Losing Money Was the Plan All Along

Ted Farnsworth, the head of MoviePass's parent company, talked us through the controversial business model and explained what the app does with your data.
Rick Paulas
6.12.18
Work
Work

Your Job Doesn't Matter

According to David Graeber, we should be excited for robots to take our bullshit jobs.
Eric Allen Been
6.5.18
Corruption
Corruption

Scott Pruitt Spent $1,560 on Pens and They Weren't Even Good Pens

Here are the pens he should have bought with that money.
Eve Peyser
6.1.18
poverty
poverty

When Working in Disney World Means Being Stuck Living in a Cheap Motel

As unionized workers in Florida haggle with Disney in hopes of a wage increase, some of them are living precarious economic existences.
Michael Sainato
6.1.18
money
money

The Radical Economics of Lending Your Friends Money

Lending circles have allowed poor people to pool resources in cultures around the world. So why aren't they more used in the US?
Dakota Kim
5.30.18