How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers

Depending on who’s defining it, to whom, and why, SB Nation is either a popular website best-known for puckish, irreverent coverage and such whimsical projects as Jon Bois’s 17776, or a sprawling network of “team” or “fan” websites, each tightly focused on a particular topic, like the New York Mets or professional boxing. In either […]

The Walls We Won’t Tear Down – The New York Times

By RICHARD D. KAHLENBERGAUG. 3, 2017 close story-meta-footer close story-meta Photo Credit Golden Cosmos ONE hundred years ago, in a major advance for human dignity, the Supreme Court struck down a racial zoning law in Louisville, Ky., that prohibited nonwhites from moving into homes in majority-white areas. Laws like these, which existed in numerous cities […]

Struggling Americans Once Sought Greener Pastures—Now They’re Stuck – WSJ

WEST BRANCH, Mich.—When she graduated from high school, Taylor Tibbetts was a bright star in this small Northern Michigan town. She won an $18,000-a-year swimming scholarship to Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and departed for her freshman year with high hopes. Once on campus, however, she felt overwhelmed by her courses and scared and isolated […]

The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains – The New York Times

close dealbook-branding close story-meta Photo Unable to recover the balance of loans by repossessing and reselling the cars of owners who default, some subprime lenders are aggressively suing the borrowers to collect what remains. Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images More than a decade after Yvette Harris’s 1997 Mitsubishi was repossessed, she is still paying off her […]

Comey Releases Prepared Remarks: “I Hope You Can See Your Way To Letting This Go… I Need Loyalty” | Zero Hedge

Ahead of tomorrow’s much-anticipated testimony, former FBI Director James Comey has released his prepared remarks. Key highlights include: First Contact: I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national […]