subsidies

amazon

Amazon Won't Build HQ2 in New York, But it Will Continue Grifting Taxpayers Elsewhere

It's a huge win for New Yorkers, but Amazon's practice of extracting subsidies from state and local governments is still hugely successful all over the country.
Jason Koebler
2.14.19
big-oil

Every Canadian Unknowingly Gives $100 a Year to Big Oil, Study Reveals

And that’s before the Trudeau government blew $4.5 billion on the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Stephen Leahy
6.6.18
Travel

Why Have There Been So Many Train Crashes Lately?

We asked an expert about the strange recent series of major incidents on Amtrak lines resulting in six deaths and many more injuries.
Lauren Messman
2.8.18
zombie oil

The US Is Paying Big Oil to Keep Fossil Fuels Profitable

Subsidies are keeping “zombie energy” alive.
Stephen Leahy
10.3.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Now Trump Is Considering an Insane Move on Obamacare

The president reportedly wants to take away subsidies in a move that could doom insurance exchanges.
Harry Cheadle
5.19.17
Health

California Passes Bill to Give Low-Income Families Money for Diapers

California could soon become the first state to provide diaper expense subsidies to poor families. A policy expert explains why more subsidies like this are needed.
Candace Bryan
9.2.16
Health

Government-Subsidized Foods Are Making Us Fat and Sick, Study Says

Researchers say that the more we eat the foods that the US government pays to keep cheap—such as beef, dairy, corn, sugar, and wheat—the fatter and unhealthier we get.
Hilary Pollack
7.6.16
Uber Earth

Uber's China Problem

The ride-hailing service must contend with Chinese government crackdowns and disgruntled cabbies. Can it win on both fronts?
Jamie Fullerton
5.25.16
new vegas fallout

How Moving the Raiders to Vegas Went from Completely Crazy to Crazy Like a Fox Overnight

For Nevada residents, throwing a billion dollars or more at Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, the 22nd-richest man in the world, would represent a new pinnacle of sports-swindle insanity.
Neil deMause
5.2.16
politics

In a Victory for the White House, the Supreme Court Has Upheld Obamacare Subsidies

The ruling marks a second major victory for President Barack Obama in preserving what has become one of the most significant achievements of his presidency.
VICE News
6.25.15
VICE News

Here's the Good News and the Bad News About Progress on Climate Change

The International Energy Agency says, for the first time in 40 years, the world's economy expanded without an increase in carbon pollution — but more needs to be done to limit emissions.
Esha Dey
6.15.15
tipping point

G7 Leaders Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Burning — 85 Years From Now

In 2009, G20 leaders pledged to end fossil fuel subsidies — a goal that is far from being met.
Rob Verger
6.9.15
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