Despite the sheer stress and anxiety that the college application process induces, society has embraced it as the norm. This does not benefit anyone–or does it? Hundreds of corporations and other organizations have learned to capitalize on this stressful process, making millions of dollars in profit and transforming college applications into a booming industry.
Over the last four decades, the incarceration rate has grown exponentially: a 500% increase that has left prisons overflowing throughout the nation. This rise in incarceration is not a subsequent result due to a rise in crime, but rather a strategic ploy to line the pockets of prison corporations and other involved parties.
“In fact, consumers have noticed that AirBnB has censored many negative reviews on their website so they can continue to make money off of potentially unsafe listings. Confidential documents showed that AirBnB spends about 50 million dollars on payouts and legal settlements each year, which begs the question: what are they hiding?”
True crime is not a new phenomenon. In the 19th century, people would buy tickets to view public hangings, and in the 90s, more than 50 percent of the country sat down to watch the infamous trial of O.J. Simpson. Americans have an obsession with true crime, and this has greatly influenced the film and tourism industries.
All the data is pointing to a significant decline in sales revenue and demand, signaling that a similar end to that of Toys R Us is near for many toy manufacturers. Or is it? The toy industry is still raking in more than 20.7 billion dollars in sales a year, which begs the question: is the toy industry actually in danger?