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.

Everything You Didn’t Know About the Mattress Industry

David Zax gives us the story of Sleepopolis, the mattress review blog that got sued by Casper.

How Mike Pence Does Money

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer explains that Pence might have agreed to be Trump’s running mate because he needed the money.

Did You Read the “New Midlife Crisis” Essay?

I’m not Gen-X, but I have the same financial worries.

When a Company Becomes a Guardian

You need to read The New Yorker’s “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights.”

The Majority of Americans Can’t Afford to Retire

If you didn’t read the Washington Post’s “The New Reality of Old Age in America” this weekend, I’m going to recommend it for this afternoon.

How HGTV Changed Our Definition of Home

As well as the larger real estate market.

Who Owns All the Affordable Housing?

In some cases, real estate speculators.

Why Rich People Hide Price Tags

Today’s must-read longread is an essay by Rachel Sherman: “What the Rich Won’t Tell You.”