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06 Mar 2018

Unpaid Internships Are Another Way Society Discriminates Against the Poor

BY KATE HAVERSTON  Capitalism is nothing if not consistent. After literal slavery was outlawed, the industrialized world turned to child labor. When that was rooted out, it pivoted to sweatshop workers and then to undocumented “illegal” workers. After that, it was prison labor for pennies per hour. And the cheap-labor bargains

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13 Jul 2017

Taking Food from the Rich & Feeding the Poor in the Bay Area

As the Bay Area, and many other parts of America, slide into a Late Roman Empire school of excess, the rift between the haves and the have-not’s grows greater by the day. In a world where people sleep on the streets in front of multi-million-dollar homes, trying to find a

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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18 Dec 2014

Cigarettes Can Kill You (In More Ways Than One)

Being a broke-ass smoker in New York you probably know the codes to buying loosie cigarettes in your local bodegas, and you probably know a guy, or two, who deliver those eight-dollar boxes. Smoking, just as everything else in this city, is hell-a pricey, and loosies have become a thing, like in many

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03 Oct 2013

Best Places for Cheapskates to Meet People Who Aren’t Cheapskates.

Cross economic divides and magic can happen… I’m a cheapskate. So are most of my friends. But sometimes, conversations about how crazy it is that the price of the supermarket toilet roll has gone up 50c get boring. I don’t want to sell my soul to someone who’ll take me

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20 Mar 2013

How to Avoid the Broke-Ass Look

Just because you’re a broke-ass doesn’t mean everyone has to know. ~If you’re like me, you really do not see the necessity in purchasing socks and view it as a mere inconvenience as well as a waste of money, so you would rather just steal them from your boyfriend’s or

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07 Nov 2012

Broke-Ass Luxuries For The Poor

When a Frontgate catalog arrives in the mail (by accident of course), I often find myself browsing the pages of in-home patio fire pits and wondering what type of rich person I would be. Would I be the type of rich person who buys a specially bred hybrid dog, like a

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