Why “eat the rich” storylines are everywhere now
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America has always been obsessed with wealth, but Hollywood's cynicism is growing. Why? Plus, when rug-cleaning videos mean extra revenue.
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We spent despite being whipsawed by economic news. Raises and slowing inflation helped.
As mortgage rates rise, so have all-cash offers for homes
Some people are selling expensive homes and using the cash proceeds to buy more affordable ones. How does that hurt first-time buyers?
It can be harder for seniors to get mortgages, research shows
Many older people have lower incomes and less time to pay off loans than younger counterparts, making lenders hesitant.
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Why Tesla is opening its charging network to other EVs
Federal subsidies, part of the White House's electric vehicle push, aren't the only way Tesla stands to make money on the expansion.
Why "eat the rich" storylines are taking over TV and movies
Society's evolving views of the wealthy have brought dark humor to pop culture.
Music from the episode
$$$ XXXTENTACION, Matt Ox
In Seoul Epik High, Sunwoojunga
What I Need (MONEY!) CircusP
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (Theme) Dominik Hauser
The Girl from Ipanema Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer