Four Stories on Living in, Loving, and Leaving the Bay Area

I’m less interested in why people are leaving San Francisco (the reasons are obvious) and more interested in why other cities aren’t eager to welcome them.

Four Stories on the Cost of Travel

Travel is more expensive than ever — but does it have to be?

Three Stories on the Way We Buy (or Rent) Things

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never left a piece of Ikea furniture in good enough condition to be refurbished.

On Bitcoin, Yachts, and Taxes

Did you know you could use yachts to avoid taxes?

On Quitting Google and Facebook

Guess what — it’s not that easy.

A Tuesday News Roundup on Schools, Shutdowns, and Stephanie Land

Make sure you read the Washington Post article on what happens now that the shutdown is (temporarily) over; it’s packed with information, much of which I wasn’t aware of.

A “Why Is the Government STILL SHUT DOWN” Open Thread

Sorry to turn this open thread into another News Roundup.

Three Longreads on the Stuff We Buy and Sell

All of which focus on — you guessed it — Amazon.

News Roundup

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so let’s start with a look at Dr. King’s work towards economic equality.

More Government Shutdown Stories, Because This Thing Is STILL GOING ON

I wish I had better news for you today, but here we go: