I don’t consider myself a political person. To me, there are no “wrong” political beliefs. I believe that democracy means respecting everyone’s right to her opinion. And if I were forced to declare my own political views, I would have to reluctantly admit that, out of cynicism and self-interest, I find myself increasingly leaning towards […]
In a powerful and anecdotal essay at The Toast, Nicole Chung discusses how money-related anxiety has stayed with her into adulthood, and how disparity between her and her husband’s attitudes toward money influences the dynamic of their marriage: It makes it sound as though my money-related anxiety is nothing more than an unfortunate personality quirk, […]
In the imagined scenario wherein my apartment burns to the ground and I lose all my worldly possessions, there are just a few things I would miss—family photographs (of course), an old wooden trunk my grandmother reupholstered and that I used to store my toys as a child, and the book, John Black’s Body. I discovered […]
Another school year has begun leading to age old questions like: is this degree worth it? The New Yorker takes a look at college degrees and how over the last century, the liberal arts degree that once served as a ticket to white-collar, upper-middle-class careers has since become a basic resume builder for service jobs […]
Neither publishing books nor running a farm are particular easy career choices, but the folks over at Pioneers Press do both. The Pitch has an extensive write up on the Lansing, Kansas-based press, an experiment in sustainable business.
Emily Gould is broke. Writing her first book got her into debt, which leaves her to wonder, now what? She muses, “How could someone who had been so mistaken about the narrative structure of her own life hope to write a novel?” Read the rest of her journey so far on Medium.
Occupy, once again, has devised a clever way of thwarting Wall Street. The Rolling Jubilee is an organization created to “free debtors from their debt” and claims: “We buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it. We cannot buy specific individuals’ debt – instead, we help liberate debtors at random […]
The US student loan burden surpasses the trillion dollar mark, ushering in the potential for another loan bubble crisis like that of 2008 and subprime mortgages. Natalia Antonova recounts her all too familiar tale of crushing student debt.
Longshot Magazine, the annual made-in-48 hrs publishing, internet-based whirlwind, just wrapped up their second issue and the theme is Debt, which proved limitless, submission-wise. It’s got personal essays, both fiction and nonfiction, some photo-journalism—all compiled by around 100 people equipped with internet tools, within the Gawkwer offices. Check out what can happen in a two […]