ECONOMIC HISTORY

The New + the Next

The 'Big Short' of the Coronavirus Crash

Kevin Smith predicted the coronavirus crash … and now has a "macro trade of the century" up his sleeves.
True Stories

How One Major Hoax Panicked an Entire Nation

A century and a half before the AP’s Twitter account was hacked, two journalists forged a dispatch from the news organization that sent markets tumbling and investors scurrying for gold.
True Stories

The Astonishing Ignorance of Henry Ford

Henry Ford sued the Chicago Tribune for calling him an “ignorant idealist,” and his eight days on the witness stand would forever dispel the notion that the great man was anything else.
True Stories

How a Salami Sandwich Took Down a Diamond Thief

In a European caper to rival “Ocean’s Eleven,” a team took off with millions in ice.
OZY TV

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
True Stories

The Fight to Ban Smoking on Flights

It’s been almost 25 years since the “No Smoking” sign was permanently illuminated on most domestic U.
True Stories

Tunneling Through French Sewers for Treasure

How a group of bons vivants sneaked through the sewers of Nice and made off with millions — and still had time for a picnic.
True Stories

The Grand Comedy of China's Biggest Bank Heist

These bank robbers will be remembered for the way they bumbled … and for paying the ultimate price.
News + Politics

Tax Breaks Are Breaking the Free Market

Indiscriminate cuts for the wealthy don’t help the free market.
News + Politics

History Shows Us How Government Will Respond to Next Downturn

If the past is any guide … don’t hold your breath for a quick or easy fix.
News + Politics

The Mueller Thread: The FBI Informant Who Came Home to Roost

Twenty years ago, Felix Sater crossed paths with one of Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.
OZY NEWSLETTER

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
True Stories

How a Book Inspired Socialist Utopia Clubs

The Gilded Age — a time of great struggle and economic inequality — required a compelling literary escape.
True Stories

How One Small Car Helped Save South Korea

The Hyundai Pony wasn’t much to look at it — but it was a big deal for one country’s economy.

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