Tag: gold

8 articles

A Fortune at the Top of the World

There’s still a gold rush on in the Andes.


The Mercenary

Roy Petersen was blind in one eye, had two replaced hips, and was twice divorced. His job was to solve a gold mine robbery case in the Peruvian Andes. He would need some help.


The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency

A cultural history of Bitcoin and what happened when the nascent virtual currency began to be covered by the mainstream media.


Mother of God, Child of Zeus

On the perils and poisons of mining for gold in southeastern Peru.


The Warlord and the Basketball Star: A Story of Congo's Corrupt Gold Trade

Dikembe Mutombo, humanitarian and former NBA center, and oil executive Kase Lawal arrange a ill-fated deal to buy $30 million in gold in Kenya.


In Gold We Trust

On switching to the gold standard and a trip to the Yukon to witness the modern gold rush.


Interview: Douglas Rushkoff

An interview with the ‘media ecologist’ on corporations, feudalism, the Dark Ages, the birth of currency, debt, how PR was invented, and why—

"...Any man that has a mortgage to pay is not going to be a revolutionary. With that amount to pay back, he’s got a stake in the system. True, he’s on the short end of the stick of the interest economy, but in 30 years he could own his own home."


Gold Mania in the Yukon

On 21st-century prospectors:

Shawn Ryan is the king of a new Yukon gold rush, the biggest since the legendary Klondike stampede a century ago. Behind this stampede is the rising price of gold, and behind this price is fear.