It seems like this thread has been overlooked because the OP did not give any description of the content, plus the articles it links are behind a registration page.
It is a rather incredible series in the Dallas news about the highest income county in TX, and the hyperconsumerism that prevails there. (note that the COL in this county is lower than other high income counties across the country, yet despite much cheaper housing, the people in this TX county have only half the net worth of the others mentioned in other states like CA, CT, NY, MD and IL) (and, of course, that's a whole other topic about people in those states with most of their net worth solely as a result of the RE bubble)
It hasn't occurred to these people that there is an alternative to indentured servitude to their consumer whims. A little thing called ER...
Anyways, re: the registration page, just use a generic sign in- I don't like signing up, either, so I use the generic one from my favorite blog: email@example.com
, password dailykos. Anybody can use that, or try one from your favorite blog and see if it has been registered...
Hope these articles generate some more discussion.