Apocalypse prep for the plutocrats. / Steven Guzzardi
The Baffler,  July 1, 2016

Daily Bafflements

Lifestyles of the rich and famous (and just plain odd)

Apocalypse prep for the plutocrats. / Steven Guzzardi
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• Planning your summer vacation? At Montana’s Paws Up resort, wealthy vacationers can learn the skills they might need to survive the apocalypse that they are currently bringing about, for the low, low price of $1,420 per night. Don’t worry, “it’s a wise investment,” Fox News counsels us.

• In case your juice cleanse isn’t feeling “diesel” enough, there’s a new eating trend that’s all the rage among techies these days—not eating at all. Some Silicon Valley workers have taken up a regime of 36-hour fasts. Though periodic fasting is a ritual engrained in many cultures, the tech set have rebranded the practice “biohacking.”

• The Washington Post takes a look at America’s geographic centers of inequality, both urban and rural, following the trend of mainstream media suddenly “rediscovering” the country’s working class—a habit Baffler EIC Chris Lehmann explores on the blog this week.

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Further Reading

 September 5

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 September 1

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