Daily Bafflements

The BafflerFebruary 24, 2015
Everest College in Milwaukee, a for-profit school owned by Corinthian Colleges / Photo by Jaramey Janneney

Everest College in Milwaukee, a for-profit school owned by Corinthian Colleges / Photo by Jaramey Janneney

• Fifteen former students of colleges owned by Corinthian Colleges, one of the world’s largest for-profit education companies, are going on debt strike; Sarah Jaffe and Vauhini Vara report.

• The FBI doesn’t seem to want the public to learn about the use of sting-ray cell phone trackers by local police, reports Ars Technica. And these trackers are coming to towns near you with very little public review or comprehension.

• A United Steelworkers director says that Wisconsin becoming a right-to-work state is “inevitable.” (Via Ned Resnikoff.)

• Today in Billionaires: More proof that money doesn’t buy happiness, or a happy marriage. Divorce papers from hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s split from his wife detail their $1 million-per-month lifestyle, including $300,000 per month in intercontinental private jet travel, “$6,800 a month for groceries, $7,200 a month for restaurant meals, $8,000 a month for gifts and $2,000 a month for stationery,” according to NBC News. Now that’s a lot of stationery!