How Much Would You Pay For Facebook?

Would Facebook allow us more straightforward, unfettered access to the content we want, in exchange for something as simple as money? And if you could pay to customize your user experience, beyond the degree to which you already can, would you?

Spirit Airlines: So Bad It’s Good Again

Spirit Airlines is famously terrible — they serve no in-flight snacks or beverages, seats don’t recline, and it costs $50 to CARRY ON a bag — but according to Derek Thompson at the Atlantic, their business is still doing really, really well. Between 2008 and 2012, Spirit Air “saw fuel costs rise by nearly 60 percent, increased salaries by about half, flew more miles at higher costs, and, despite all that, still managed to reduce its average ticket price by 20 percent,” earning 40% more per airplane than their competitors.