Big Money Guy: Bad Shit Coming 

Hamilton Nolan · 05/26/16 02:35PM

The longer we go without a major financial crisis, the more tempting it becomes for the billionaire investors to jump in with their wager that the next crisis is coming soon. Another master of the universe has officially jumped onto the “doom is at hand” train.

Bubble Watch: Junk Bonds Edition

Hamilton Nolan · 12/15/14 11:10AM

The American economy is booming, for the most part! That means that it is constantly a good time to worry about which part of the economy will collapse first. Today: shitty bonds?

This Pitbull Fucking Loves Bubbles

Gabrielle Bluestone · 08/29/14 01:55PM

"It's almost the weekend," you're probably thinking to yourself. You're so excited. But not as excited as this fucking bubble-loving pitbull.

Bubble Watch: The Bubble Paranoia Bubble

Hamilton Nolan · 07/17/14 03:48PM

Economic indicators and financial markets go up, and they go down. Sometimes they get really big, and then they collapse. What is the latest bubble? Perhaps.. the fear of bubbles itself.

I Can't Stop Staring at These Vape Trick Videos

Nitasha Tiku · 04/22/14 03:42PM

The genus Selfie of the family Narcissus contains many species. There is the Selfie brunch and the Selfie drunk. There's the Selfie nail game, the Selfie duck face, and the Selfie humblebrag. But naturalists have only just begun to study a fascinating new breed, the fruit of a tremendous technological innovation in the field of getting baked: the Selfie vape.

Vice Is the Tech Bubble

Hamilton Nolan · 03/25/14 10:16AM

Vice Media, a company that sells cool kids to corporations for marketing purposes and does good journalism on the side, is a legitimately profitable business. Makes a lot of cash. But is Vice really worth one jillion skillion bazillion dollars? Hmm...

Bubble Watch: The Bubble Backlash Bubble

Hamilton Nolan · 01/09/14 01:20PM

The Great Recession of five years ago scared many Americans. Now that the Wall Street economy is booming again, many have rushed to warn against irrational exuberance. The common media practice of always staying one step ahead of conventional wisdom is now producing an Anti-Bubble Bubble.

Bubble Watch: Chinese Property Edition

Hamilton Nolan · 10/22/13 02:22PM

The global economy is like a boiling pot of water— full of bubbles. Or you might say it's like a glass of soda—full of bubbles. Starting small, inflating, and finally bursting—bubbles. Where will he next economic bubble"pop up," ha? Perhaps in a land far, far away.

Bubble Watch: Worthless Tech IPO Edition

Hamilton Nolan · 10/11/13 09:48AM

As predictably as the sun rises and sets, so too do economic bubbles inflate and then pop, bringing euphoria followed by suicidal gloom. Where will the next bubble in our economy be? Today, we turn our keen eye to the source of all troubles: tech companies.

Bubble Watch: Professional Doomsayer Edition

Hamilton Nolan · 09/20/13 01:08PM

As sure as we know the economy is going up, we know that the economy shall also, sooner or later, come back down. Whence shall the next poisonous economic tumor begin? Today we turn our alert gaze to the predictions of a dude who should know.