You Need to Read This Essay About a Cryptocurrency Cruise

I’m tossing in an extra must-read longread today because this is SO GOOD.

Will it Pay in Omaha?

The Washington Post profiles two Omaha residents as they attend a job-training program, prepare for interviews, and attempt to find work.

Poverty, From a Paramedic’s Perspective

Here’s another essay that’ll stick with you: Elizabeth Rosen’s “A Real Emergency,” at Hazlitt.

On Delivering for Amazon Flex

Today’s must-read essay comes from Alana Semuels, at The Atlantic.

What If a Group of People Created Their Own Lottery?

The New Statesman profiles Reddit’s Millionaire Makers.

Set Aside Some Time to Read “Generation Screwed”

Even if you’re not a Millennial.

How One Man Helped Bring Down a Debt Collection Scam

Using techniques he developed as a copier salesman.

The Costs of Surrogacy

The story ends happily—but there are a lot of unexpected costs and complications in between. 

How Basic Income Changes Lives

Wired has a great longread about what happened when the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians started sharing casino profits with members of the tribe.

On Tiny Homes and Compromise

I’ll read pretty much anything Roxane Gay writes.