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Math Suggests Inequality Can Be Fixed With Wealth Redistribution, Not Tax Cuts

A new report from the Complex Systems Institute justifies wealth redistribution with mathematics.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.17.17
Stuff

The Rise and Fall of the Student Bank Robber Who Wanted to Be Robin Hood

Stephen Jackley became obsessed with the man in the little felt hat and thought he'd try to right capitalism's wrongs by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Nick Chester
3.4.16
crime

Why It's Unwise to Livestream Yourself Robbing an Ice Cream Truck

You're not exactly setting yourself up for a successful getaway, as two Utah teenagers recently learned when they Periscoped their <i>Robin Hood</i>-esque heist.
Hilary Pollack
7.15.15
News

Could Paying People Smugglers Be the Australian Government’s Robin Hood Moment?

The Coalition has been accused of paying people smugglers to return asylum seekers to Indonesia.
Lee Zachariah
6.19.15
Jack Warner

​Jack Warner—Trinidad's 'Robin Hood'—Will Never Accept the Blame

Jack Warner is considered emblematic of the problems at FIFA. But in his native Trinidad and Tobago, Warner is often seen as a Robin Hood figure taking from the rich and giving to the poor
Joshua Surtees
6.1.15
upside down robin hood

Woman Shoots Bow and Arrow With Her Feet While Balancing Upside Down on Traffic Cones

What will they do upside down next?
VICE Sports
3.2.15
Fashion

How the Hoodie Became a Racially Charged Garment

In light of the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice, the hoodie has become a garment of ill-omen that is tangled up in America's ongoing conversation about race, socioeconomics, and violence against black bodies.
Jeremy Lewis
12.9.14
americas

Meet Uruguay's Charismatic 'Robin Hood' President

José Mujica donates 90 percent of his income to charity, and lives at his small farm rather than the country’s lavish presidential palace.
Krishna Andavolu
5.10.14
CAPITALISM

Spanish Robin Hood Swindled $700K From Banks

Enric Duran became an anti-capitalist hero after taking money from Spanish banks to give to activists.
Olivia Becker
4.23.14
News

This Guy Took Out a Gigantic Loan to Destroy the Financial System

In 2008, anticapitalist campaigner Enric Durán borrowed €492,000 ($642,306) from 39 different financial entities with absolutely no hope or intention of paying it back. Instead he used the money to fund a number of unspecified causes and now faces jail...
Paul Geddis
3.16.13