Adam Elder

Adam Elder is a writer in San Diego. He hates author bios, so this is all you get.

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The Lubricated Economics of Two-Drink Minimums

Nobody likes being made to pay for stuff, and so it goes with two-drink minimums. They’re a staple of comedy clubs, but you’ll also frequently…

Why Are Sneakers So Fucking Expensive?

A bit of rubber, some EVA foam, a few swatches of leather, a bunch of nylon, couple laces. That’ll cost you… hundreds of dollars! It’s…

Real People Money Diaries: Making Ends Meet as a Lizardman

In this series, we explore how different people make ends meet in an age of increasing inequality and job instability, by looking at what they…