2016 Presidential Contenders, Ranked By Richness

The one thing we know for sure? The next inhabitant of the Oval Office will be rich.

The Rent Is Officially Too Damn High For ‘Pretty Much Everyone’

People who are spending 50-70% of their take-home pay on rent can’t pay down their student loans or save for retirement, meaning that more of them will end up depending on social services later on.

What We’re Reading: Whole Foods Cheats; Dream House Demands Sacrifice; & More

Behind the earnest, do-gooder veneer of Whole Foods is the leer of a scoundrel.

It’s Not Your Imagination. Rich People ARE Jerks, Says Science

“The proportion of jerkdom among the rich appears to be substantially higher than among the general population.”

This Week In Millennials: Everyone Hates Us But What If We’re Secretly Great

Poverty is pathologized, but empathy helps. What if our social media obsessions make us better at empathy?

“Sadly The American Dream Is Dead”: Please Welcome Your Newest Presidential Candidate!

Trump once paid tens of thousands of dollars to have a rose named after him. Would a rose by any other name really smell as sweet — even one called “The Donald” or perhaps “You’re Fired”?

How Not To Do Couchsurfing

‘I’m downsizing my life and giving up all my possessions to focus on experiences and friendships.’

Not Too Much, Not Too Little: The Inheritance Sweet Spot

Pick a dollar figure that you think wealthy parents told Merrill Lynch is too much to leave to a single child, and then pick another figure for how much wealthy parents think is too little.

An Apple Watch Isn’t Cool. You Know What’s Cool? A GOLD Apple Watch

Say you want the gold, because you want people to understand you’re high status, but you don’t want to pay $10K for it, because you also want people to understand you’re savvier than the average plebe.

How Much You Earn Could Be Determined By Your Height

When we prefer tall people and pay them more, what we might really be reacting to is the fact that they are the products of a) good genes, and b) a careful upbringing by affluent parents.

How Much Do You Tip The Valet

What Moonves should do is send the valet’s kids to college, or at least give them roles as extras on “Two And A Half Men.”

The Wife Bonus Is REAL And It Is Spectacular

The role he’s rewarding me for is my work as a stay-at-home wife and mother. And the luxury labels are purchased with the “wife bonus” — 20 percent of his own company bonus — that I’m proud to receive for putting his career before my own, and keeping our lives together.

What Do You Do If Someone Sells Your Instagram Selfie For $90K?

ArtNews calls Prince sexist, which feels apt to me: he’s taking self-portraits by young women and imposing his own subjectivity over theirs, turning them into commodities as well as objects at which he — and his other rich male art friends — can leer.

A Short Story About Privilege

“His shelves are full of books and his fridge is full of food” — just by itself, that line says so much. Books and food are, as the lawyers say, necessary, if not sufficient.

Pretty Sure I Deserve A “Wife Bonus”

“Access to your husband’s money might feel good. But it can’t buy you the power you get by being the one who earns.”