These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy.
Beyond Silicon Valley
The next big battles in tech are happening outside the Bay Area.
- NOT MOVING ONApple has broken up with Intel—but Intel wants to get back togetherOctober 19, 2021 • Quartz
- RETRO REPLAYBack from the dead, G4TV looks to cash in on the gaming craze it helped createOctober 19, 2021 • Quartz
- ONLYFANS AT THE MUSEUMVienna’s museums are moving their censored nude images to OnlyFansOctober 18, 2021 • Quartz
How we spend
Consumers' preferences, priorities, and values are reshaping industries.
China is striving for global leadership, and has the economic clout to realize its vision.
- DIVIDING THE PIEXi Jinping’s vision for China does not involve workers “lying flat”October 19, 2021 • Quartz
- LOSING STEAMChina’s GDP data shows the damage to its economy from “black swan” eventsOctober 18, 2021 • Quartz
- MIAXi Jinping still refuses to leave China, even for COP26October 17, 2021 • Quartz
Capitalism is just a collection of human decisions. We can change it if we want to.
- FOOD FOR THOUGHTHow free school lunches lower grocery prices for everyoneOctober 19, 2021 • Quartz
- BRAND RECOILThe COP26 climate summit has corporate sponsors—and they’re already demanding changesOctober 18, 2021 • Quartz
- GUILTY PLEASURES“Succession” is back, and so is the shameless love affair viewers are having with wealth and excessOctober 16, 2021 • Quartz
The climate economy
Every industry can be part of the solution — or part of the ongoing problem.
Future of finance
New technology is upending everything in finance, from saving to trading to making payments.
- THE PRIVATE KEYBitcoin closed in on a record high after a US bitcoin ETF started tradingOctober 19, 2021 • Quartz
- SWITCH IT UPSome of Africa’s largest banks are using a new blockchain-based payments processorOctober 19, 2021 • Quartz Africa
- BITODoes the SEC’s green light for a bitcoin ETF mark the peak?October 18, 2021 • Quartz
How borders are drawn and enforced has far-reaching consequences, whether we live on either side of them or halfway across the world.
- BREAKING BORDERSA new Showmax documentary dispels myths about traveling around Africa3 hours ago • Quartz Africa
- TYRANNY OF FORMSTraveling to the UK is a UX design nightmareOctober 19, 2021 • Quartz
- CHRISTMAS IN MANHATTAN?The US is set to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from dozens of countriesOctober 17, 2021 • Quartz
Future of work
Automation, remote work, AI, and the gig economy are all dramatically changing the nature of work.
- THE PRICE OF STAYINGA shocking number of US nurses are quitting, but a majority would stay for more money1 hour ago • Quartz
- HOLLYWOOD BLACKOUTA looming strike could cost Hollywood more than the pandemic lockdownsOctober 15, 2021 • Quartz
- WAKEUP CALLJohn Deere workers are on strike for the first time in 35 yearsOctober 14, 2021 • Quartz
Cities have to accommodate more people, lessen their environmental footprint, and become more equitable.