“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic This is an older and much lauded piece that I have been meaning to read for years. Woweee does it live up to the hype. Coates is an extraordinary writer. In this article, he makes a case for reparations for Black Americans based on a thorough investigation of history and interviews with those who lived through it. The audio version is also available.
“How American CEOs Got So Rich” from Vox This video explains stock buybacks, which I had never heard of before watching this video. Vox has done such a good job explaining the concept. You’ll be shaking your fist at the screen like the Monopoly man…or at least like I imagine the Monopoly man doing…except he’s probably pro-buybacks.
Netflix’s Dirty Money This show is too. freaking. good. It’s about big, insidious money. Banks that launder for drug cartels with impunity, predatory payday loan sharks, pharmacy companies that get rich off of jacking up the prices on life-saving medication. It’s riveting. Each episode is directed by someone different, so the style varies, but the quality throughout is unbelievable. You will learn about issues that you had never even heard of. And the episodes are so well balanced. They feature the people and organizations battling against the financial criminals, so you don’t feel like all hope is lost.10/10, 100,000/100,000, 4/4 chilis, whatever your rating system, it’s the bomb.
Emily Nixon

Emily Nixon

Rags to Reasonable Community Outreach Coordinator

Emily Nixon is an actor/writer/director/filmmaking Swiss Army Knife. She is also a big money nerd and Community Outreach Coordinator for Rags to Reasonable.

She came to this work after becoming completely fed up with living paycheque-to-paycheque and being too afraid to look in her chequing account. She is passionate about empowering other artists and variable income earners to keep doing what they love and feel confident about their finances.

Email Emily at emily@ragstoreasonable.com

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