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The Post-Advertising Future of the Media

Ultimately, however, the market might not support some forms of journalism. For example, the number of local reporters today is at its lowest point since the 1970s, despite the fact that the U.S. population has grown by 50 percent.…

Pickpocketing Is on the Rise in Many U.S. Cities

Sherman “O. T.” Powell, a retired pickpocket who honed his skills on the streets of New York in the 1980s, claims that at the height of his career he could clear up to $5,000 a month (about $12,000 today, adjusting for inflation). But…

Fake Money Is Sold on Amazon and eBay

As the Secret Service has struggled to keep up, other types of fake money with ostensibly legitimate purposes have also popped up online—such as Chinese-made “training money,” designed for bank tellers. In lieu of a “For Motion Picture…

Why Do People Hire a Hit Man?

Criminologists have a name for a person who hires a hit man: instigator. They also confirm what news stories suggest: Lots of instigators get caught because they don’t know what they’re doing. After all, most of us don’t socialize with…

Why Are Stock Buybacks So Popular?

The philosophy had immediate appeal to the raiders, who used it to give their depredations a fig leaf of legitimacy. And though the raiders were eventually turned back, the idea of shareholder value proved harder to dispel. To ward off…

Radio Atlantic: Rebuilding the Blue Wall

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher (How to Listen)Listen to Edward-Isaac Dovere interview Dana Nessel on Radio Atlantic.DETROIT—A white moderate man can win statewide in Michigan, sure, but so can a…
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