As far as I can tell, Medium is planning to get their costs out of the memberships, but at some point in the future. For now they still have enough capital to spend the whole $5 on stories. I am going on trust that they would tell us when they will need to start dipping in the membership revenue. But I don’t think they would not tell us. Like you said, everyone understands it takes money to run this thing.

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