The Whiplash Decade

The Decade We Ate the Rich

Americans finally realized who took all their money — and now they want it back

Sarah Jones
Published in
4 min readDec 10, 2019

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Illustration: Brennon Leman

This piece is part of the The Whiplash Decade, a package on the wild ride that was the 2010s.

AA decade ago, everyone was hungry. The Great Recession, and subsequent bailouts, had emptied many pantries…

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Sarah Jones
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Staff writer, New York Magazine. Dreaming of a world without billionaires.