Reparations And Unionization In The Great City Of Chicago

Chicago is making headlines right now in two cutting edge, money-related ways at once.

Hey, Whatever Happened To The Deficit Anyway

If the deficit falls and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Wealthy People Think People Are Wealthier

“The wealthy, surrounded by other wealthy people, generally believed the U.S. population was wealthier than it actually is.”

What We’re Reading: Comrade Sanders; Is Uber The Man?; Pell Grants & Prisoners

Bernie Sanders comes off as a cantankerous old socialist in this interview, a really smart one, and I’ve kind of developed a crush on him, help.

What We’re Reading: Supreme Wealth; The Cost Of Hogwarts; And More

Turns out that the justices on the Supreme Court are way richer than you think they are. Or some of them are, at any rate; others are juggling credit card bills and dental payments.

“Women Kill The Buzz”: Sexism, Silicon Valley, & What Happens Now

Press coverage of the event has noted that the situation is not as simple as “Pao lost.” For instance, as Buzzfeed points out, women tech reporters gained new prominence.

Got .Milk? New Domain Names Are Here If You Have The $$$

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was a non-profit when Postel was a key figure there. Recently, however, it has decided to try a new strategy and generate huge amounts of revenue by auctioning off new top-level domains.

Pay to Play (In the Comments Section)

If you look in one direction, webmasters are erecting pay walls; if you look in the other, the same kind of folks are scrambling to tear them down.

On Life Expectancy; Also, William Giraldi and Kanye West Agree

In the poorest regions of the world, where people make, on average, $500 a year, per capita, there is no country where people’s average life expectancy is higher than 64. Whereas in the richest regions, where people make, on average, $50,000 a year, per capita, there is no country where average life expectancy is lower than 74.

Above The ‘Fold: The Very First Billfold Live Event!

The Billfold is having its very first live event at Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe in NYC on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.