financial crisis

Views My Own

Rich People Broke America and Never Paid the Price

Lehman Brothers collapsed ten years ago, exposing a rotten system run only by greed. In an alternate universe, things actually changed.
Nathan Schneider
9.12.18
Bitcoin

Do Not Go into Debt to Buy Bitcoin, You Idiots

A professor explains what's going on with the so-called cryptocurrency and why it's probably too late to make a fortune off of it.
Allie Conti
12.14.17
crime

Hanging Out with a Millionaire Felon During His Weekend Off from Prison

Two weekends a month, Per Ulrich Karpf gets time off from prison, which he spends living it up in Copenhagen.
Katrine Krøjby
12.1.17
Conservative Party Conference

A Big Bank Bought Tory VIPs an Exclusive Conference Hideout

Sometimes even Tory ministers just need to get away from Tories.
Solomon Hughes
10.6.17
financial crisis

Porn Stars Talk About Their Day Jobs

"To really make it in porn, you need a lot of talent and a massive dick. Otherwise, you'll have to flip burgers on the side."
Niccolò Carradori
6.27.17
The VICE Manifesto

Why Is No One Talking About Regulating the Banks?

In 2008, the world's economy crashed. Afterwards, we were told banks would be broken up. So what happened?
Ellie Mae O'Hagan
6.6.17
sects

I Spent Two Months with a Cult That Believes it Can Solve Greece's Debt

The Assembly of the Greeks makes ridiculous promises to pay off the debts of all its members and the Greek state. I signed up to find out how they've managed to convince their thousands of followers that they are anything but crooks.
Thodoris Chondrogiannos
3.21.17
Design

How Spain's Financial Crisis Influenced a Generation of Architecture and Design

The Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) at Cooper Union highlights Spain's most adaptive designers.
Anna Marks
11.5.16
Film

The Tiny Chinatown Bank That Was Scapegoated After the Financial Crisis

Legendary 'Hoop Dreams' documentarian Steve James's newest film, 'Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,' tells the story of the only US bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis.
Brandon Harris
10.6.16
Photo

America In the Balkans

To someone living in the Balkans, America feels like a protest chant that has been sang so much, it's lost its meaning.
VICE Staff
9.15.16
News

Advice from Greek People on How to Have Cheap Fun Now that You're Also Poor

British wages have dropped second only to Greece. The first thing you'll need to cut back on: fun.
Anna Nini, Photos: Thanasis Kamvisis
8.3.16
News

Negative Interest Means You Might Have to Start Paying Banks to Look After Your Money

Banks like Natwest may start charging people to keep their money there, and that's bad news for you, my penniless friend.
Sam Wolfson
7.27.16
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