Economy

Views My Own

Rich People Broke America and Never Paid the Price

Lehman Brothers collapsed ten years ago, exposing a rotten system run only by greed. In an alternate universe, things actually changed.
Nathan Schneider
9.11.18
Late Capitalism

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in the Bay Area

“When people ask me what my favorite restaurant is, I laugh."
Rick Paulas
8.21.18
Late Capitalism

It's Capitalism's Fault That Young People Prefer Socialism

Also to blame: Democrats and liberals.
Matt Taylor
8.14.18
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
7.20.18
Views My Own

The Most Important Thing You Can Do on Prime Day Is Not Shop at Amazon

This is a chance for you to take stock of your relationship with what might be the most powerful company in America.
Matt Taylor
7.16.18
Views My Own

America Needs the Penny Now More Than Ever

The rule of law is in danger and nuclear war feels pretty close. Maybe now's not the time to mess with sweet, sweet American currency.
Matt Taylor
7.13.18
Late Capitalism

The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Quitting Your Job

Seriously.
Matt Taylor
7.12.18
Late Capitalism

Goldman Sachs Is Worried Your Rising Pay Will Hurt Rich People

The latest reminder that American capitalism is in a dark, dark place.
Matt Taylor
7.10.18
student loans

Something Is Wrong When a Quiz Show Is Your Best Shot at Paying Off Student Debt

A self-consciously ridiculous trivia show with extremely easy questions is the only answer America seems to have for an insane problem.
Rebecca Stoner
7.9.18
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
monopoly

These 11 Companies Control Everything About the Fourth of July

From hot dogs to beer to chips and even charcoal, you don't have much of a choice in whom you pay to celebrate.
Claire Kelloway
7.4.18
Despair

A Future Without Unions Is a Terrifying Dystopia

From even crazier rent to low pay to no weekends and shitty bosses, it's a lot like the world we live in now—just worse.
Matt Taylor
6.28.18