What Giving Birth During a Pandemic Taught Me About Progress
Co-published with MIT Technology Review. Having a child is an inherently optimistic act. People in the US are doing less and less of it.
The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders
Co-published with The Nation. Over 800,000 furloughed workers missed two paychecks during the most recent government shutdown. And credit unions, banks, and finance companies reaped the …
Buying a New Purse? This Startup Wants to Help You Pay For It — But Could Also Get You Into Debt.
Co-published with Vox. Afterpay is the latest company to target young shoppers looking for a deal.
Why Is Bank of America Asking Clients About Their Citizenship?
Co-published with The Nation. Lenders discriminate against immigrants—and often, it’s perfectly legal.
Can a New Kind of Payday Lender Help the Poor?
Co-published with The Nation. Oakland’s Community Check Cashing offers an unusual alternative for the underbanked.