Wonkblog: It now makes even less sense to get a retail credit card

You’ve probably received the pitch at the checkout counter: “Would you like a 20 percent discount for opening a credit card with us?”

The offers can lead to savings for people who are store regulars and for consumers diligently pay their balances off in full. But a survey released this week by CreditCards.com of 61 major retail store credit cards found that stores are charging higher interest rates, making the offers less of a deal.

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A Fridge Filled With Juices Representing Various Lifestyles In A Large City



Image via Scott Lynch

Artist Josh Kline has created a witty installation, titled ‘Skittles’, as part of the outdoor group exhibition Archro.

At first glance, Kline’s artwork looks like a typical fridge filled with bottles of healthy cold-pressed juices—but on closer examination, the industrial refrigerator contains concoctions of drinks made with unconventional ingredients.

The juices represent the different contemporary lifestyle, taste and struggles of a metropolitan city like New York City—for instance, the bottle that depicts nightlife, includes ingredients such as coke zero, octopus ink, raid, cool water [Davidoff], and bath salts.

Scroll down to see more images of the installation.



Image via Timothy Schenck



Image via Timothy Schenck



Image via Timothy Schenck



Image via Scott Lynch

[via High Line Art, Junk Culture]

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