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 Quarter-Devouring Economics of Arcades

For a couple decades starting in the late 1970s and lasting well into the 1990s, video game arcades were everywhere. In an age of less-intense…

Real People Money Diaries: Living With Garnished Wages

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…

Why Are Winter Jackets So Fucking Expensive?

The North Face, Patagonia, Canada Goose — when it comes to keeping out the cold, their jackets are amazing. But so is the price tag…