Vox’s The Goods launches “The Big Squeeze”, a bi-weekly column on consumption under capitalism
Managing money can be tough, especially in a world of crypto, corporate monopolies, and credit cards, but Vox Senior Correspondent Emily Stewart is here to help you navigate with a bi-weekly column from The Goods, ‘The great pressure‘. Stewart will examine the small ways our economic system controls and manipulates the average person. Looking at the question “Is there fair consumption under capitalism?” Stewart will dive into the tricks and scams that make it impossible to navigate the world financially.
In his first piece, Stewart examines the world of sports betting. As a top amateur sportswoman and not a sports enthusiast, Stewart quickly found herself excited about her recent bet gamble. Between the bets and the text, Stewart questioned the morality and overall business of sports betting. Since its legalization in some states, large media conglomerates have invested money in this business. Sports betting has taken over advertising space with companies such as FanDuel, DraftKings, MGM, etc. (Disclosure: Sports site SB Nation, which is owned by Vox’s parent company, Vox Media, has a Partnership with DraftKings.) Stewart examines who the real winners are in the sports betting industry, the pros and cons he determines for companies and states, what users are giving up – including data – when we engage , as well as the addiction that often comes with it.
Stewart is a senior correspondent for Vox and writes about the intersection of business, politics and economics. She is interested in how people experience the forces of capitalism and money. Prior to joining Vox, Emily covered politics at The Street, including the rise of Donald Trump and the stock market’s reaction to politics and politics. She graduated from Columbia University.
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