Fitness Regimens & Class Consciousness

In our rampant consumerist culture in which the food we eat, the clothing we wear, and the Instagram filters we use comprise the brand that is ourselves, it is no surprise that our exercise regimens are subject to careful tailoring and selection. While Americans are no strangers to brand-based workout experiments, a phenomenon pioneered by

“Just Venmo Me”: Spending Towards a Cashless Society

Imagine you enter your favorite coffee shop. You approach the barista, utter a few words of acknowledgment, and then exit minutes later holding a perfectly blended drink tailored to your specifications. What is so unique about this exchange, versus any other? With a single scan of your phone’s display, you ordered your beverage, received a

Do Not Pass Go: The Impact of Education on Income Inequality

Over 80 years ago, Charles Darrow, along with millions of other Americans, lost his job following the Stock Market Crash of 1929. At this time, the nation faced the highest peak of income inequality in the history of the United States of America: the richest 1 percent of Americans held about 18 percent of the