The superrich often claim their philanthropy is meant to “change the world.” But it’s really meant to keep it exactly the way it is.
Julieta Caldas is a writer based in London. Her essays appear in Voiceworks and The Line of Best Fit, among others.
The Purge franchise and its offshoot, The Hunt, try to feed the appetite for dark social satire about the barbaric inequalities of the modern United States. But they end up delivering little more than weak fantasies of resistance.