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The Story of a Generation in Seven Scams - Part 2

In a provocative essay, Jia Tolentino argues that in the past ten years scamming - the abuse of trust for profit - has become ‘simply the way things were going to be’.

A provocative and controversial essay which argues that scamming is the ‘definitive millennial ethos’. Jia argues that in the past ten years scamming - the abuse of trust for profit - has become ‘simply the way things were going to be’. And she identifies seven modern types of scam: The Financial Crash, The Student Debt Disaster, The Social Media Scam, The Girlbosses, The Really Obvious Ones, The Disruptors and the most recent US election.

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Beyond Today: Jia Tolentino: is the internet fuelling self-delusion?

Beyond Today: Jia Tolentino: is the internet fuelling self-delusion?

The New Yorker writer on living life online.