economics

Books

How Australian Mining Boomed—Until Cheap Laziness Caught Up

In an extract from the book "Boom and Bust​," VICE regular Royce Kurmelovs​ examines the way that greed, irresponsibility, and failing to learn from the past brought down the mining boom.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.14.18
cryptocurrency

I Spoke to Akon About His New Cryptocurrency, Akoin

The musician hopes to establish a city in Senegal that would run entirely on Akoin.
Justin Caffier
8.17.18
climate change

An Optimist's Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World

We asked experts what policies they would put in place to fight climate change and got some unexpected answers.
Geoff Dembicki
8.1.18
Late Capitalism

The Rich People in Your City Have Even More Money Than You Think

A fresh report shows in terrifying detail how we're living in a "new Gilded age."
Allie Conti
7.23.18
Views My Own

The Russia Scandal Might Help Trump Get Reelected

If his opponents focus too much on theories of collusion and "kompromat," they'll risk glossing over the real failings of his presidency.
Harry Cheadle
7.21.18
Homelessness

The Story Behind a Viral Video of Anti-Homeless Vigilantism

"Jogger Joe" isn't the only one mistreating homeless people in the Bay Area.
Rick Paulas
7.3.18
Work

Your Job Doesn't Matter

According to David Graeber, we should be excited for robots to take our bullshit jobs.
Eric Allen Been
6.6.18
poverty

When Working in Disney World Means Being Stuck Living in a Cheap Motel

As unionized workers in Florida haggle with Disney in hopes of a wage increase, some of them are living precarious economic existences.
Michael Sainato
6.2.18
money

The Radical Economics of Lending Your Friends Money

Lending circles have allowed poor people to pool resources in cultures around the world. So why aren't they more used in the US?
Dakota Kim
5.31.18
climate change

I Asked an Expert if Thanos Is Right

Spoiler: He's not.
Harry Cheadle
5.6.18
Weed Week

I Went on a Tour of America's Biggest Legal Weed Factory

The $15 million facility will have 25,000 plants producing 10,000 pounds of marijuana a year.
Kevin E G Perry
4.18.18
money

All the Bonkers, Evil Shit I Saw at a Wealth Expo Featuring Sylvester Stallone

I was sad because this cult of money shit works. Then Pitbull showed up.
Jordan Foisy
4.12.18