income inequality

Late Capitalism

Jeff Bezos Is So Powerful He Basically Dictates the Minimum Wage Now

The Amazon CEO announced he's upping pay for his workers, which could force competitors to follow suit and bolster his own image, too.
Allie Conti

What a Day of Protesting Against Tim Hortons Looks Like

After some franchises clawed back worker benefits following a minimum wage hike, VICE visited some of the 15-plus rallies scheduled across Ontario.
Mack Lamoureux
Views My Own

The Revolution Won't Start Until We Talk About Our Salaries

A more equitable economy starts with a little bit of transparency.
Rick Paulas
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

How Hillary Clinton's Attack on the Alt-Right Went Wrong

By dismissing Donald Trump and his supporters as racists, the Democratic candidate ignores the economic and political anxieties that allowed him to thrive in the first place.
Grace Wyler

What Would Happen If We Gave Everyone Free Money?

No one knows, but several new experiments in universal basic income hope to find out.
Arielle Pardes
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Bernie Sanders and the Politics of Doom

With Hillary Clinton claiming victories in four out of five primaries Tuesday, the Vermont senator's campaign seems to be nearing the end. But that doesn't mean that the harsh truths he preaches are wrong.
Harry Cheadle

The One Strange Trick That Will Help You Live Longer: Have a Bunch of Money

A new study showed that the wealthy are living longer than the poor—but the size of that life expectancy gap varied wildly depending on where they lived. What are cities like New York doing for the poor other places aren't?
Harry Cheadle

Inside the Battle Over Florida's Racially-Charged Payday Loan Racket

The feds are set to issue new rules on cash loans taken out by the working poor. So why are Sunshine State lawmakers standing in their way?
Francisco Alvarado

Why Canadian Politicians Need to Start Capitalizing on Class Warfare

Canada's opposition parties need to get their shit together sooner.
Justin Ling
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

We Asked Two Experts What Would Actually Happen If Bernie Sanders Became President

We all know the American people would never elect a socialist. What this interview presupposes is: Maybe they would?
Mike Pearl

Insta of the Week: Art Simulates Financial Crisis

An art installation about income inequality just became an art installation about all-out financial chaos.
Beckett Mufson

Explaining Income Inequality with Balloons, Gold, and Thumbtacks

Activist artist Iván Sikic takes on the rich with 99 silver balloons and 7,000 wicked sharp thumbtacks.
Beckett Mufson