Category Archives: U.S.

How Many Kids of ‘Millionaires And Billionaires’ Would Actually Benefit from Free College?

At Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, Pete Buttigieg pulled out one of his favorite arguments. In explaining his opposition to free universal college, the Democratic candidate likes to argue that it would be wholly unfair for U.S. taxpayers to shoulder the burden of paying for millionaires’ and billionaires’ kids to go to college. “We’ve got…

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Lawmakers Say Financial Giant Envestnet Has Been Selling User Data Without Telling Them

 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). Image: Getty Images A trio of lawmakers are urging the FTC to investigate financial-data corporation Envestnet for selling consumers’ personal data without first clearly informing customers. Envestnet is a financial services giant used by 15 of the 20 largest banks in the country to provide personal financial tools to their customers.…

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The trailer for Sally Rooney’s Normal People is here!

If you were just as enamoured with Sally Rooney’s second novel, Normal People, as the rest of us, you’ll likely be preparing to binge the hell out of the new 12-part adaptation due this spring. Like its award-winning source material, the complicated love story is set in Ireland during the 2000s, following Marianne — played…

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