Ouch! So that got us thinking…

What do you HATE about Luckbox?  The publishing industry has been kind to Luckbox. In two years we have won 15 editorial & design awards (far more than our peers) and each month we add thousands of new subscribers!  But we can still get letters like this one… “Wow…you’ve got to be kidding. An issue I won’t waste my time reading. … Continued

Amazon: Which side are you on?

My daddy was a minerHe’s now in the air and sunHe’ll be with you fellow workers‘Til every battle’s wonWhich side are you on?Which side are you on?—Which Side Are You On?, Florence Reese, 1931 The activist wife of a United Mine Workers organizer wrote those lyrics after the county sheriff and a gang of company … Continued

The Last Picture

Retirement Ink Comes Pensioner Vladimir Sedakov, pictured here at his home in Yekaterinburg, Russia, says he’s determined to cover his entire body in tatoos. In the meantime, he’s maintaining an admirably active lifestyle. The 74-year-old paints, wears costumes and tends to his  pet goat. In Russia, males are eligible for retirement payouts of 15,744 rubles … Continued

A Difficult Year for Distilled Spirits

Americans in COVID-19 lockdown changed the modes and means of their drinking habits in 2020, resulting in many losers and some surprising winners in the alcohol sector. Homebound alcohol consumption spawned the “quarantini cocktail,” even as the market for liquor imploded and spirits companies saw net revenues plunge. Hundreds of thousands of bar and spirits … Continued

20 Predictions for ’21 and Beyond

Luckbox tries its hand at forecasting with 20 outlier predictions for the next two years. BUSINESS An unprecedented 5G-fueled increase in data breaches and cyber crime The spread of 5G will help malicious actors execute attacks and move data more quickly. Expect a new cyber insurance industry to emerge as a result. But be prepared … Continued

Luckbox Leans in With Jordan Harbinger

Harbinger was dubbed “the Larry King of podcasting” when his show was the first podcast ever carried on satellite radio. The Jordan Harbinger Show4.9 stars300+ episodesDebut: 2018The Jordan Harbinger Show provides a forum where the self-motivated can dig deep into the wisdom of the world’s sharpest minds. Harbinger explores the thinking of writers, creators, change-makers and intelligence operatives.  Luckbox … Continued

Luckbox leans in with Stephanie Kelton

Stephanie Kelton is a rarity among scholars of economics. Instead of confining her ideas to a college lecture hall, she’s moved onto the world stage. Documentary filmmakers trail her. She has the ear of serious presidential candidates. Fans pack European arenas to hear her speak. Kelton has emerged as the leading voice for Modern Monetary … Continued

News, Comedy & Gambling on Politics

Plus sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll—this podcast has it all! Get a FREE digital subscription to Luckbox magazine!And…Subscribe here to The Political Trade podcast! The guys at Barstool Sports’ Hard Factor podcast cover a lot of ground, and they’re avid prediction market traders who tie the markets into each of their daily shows. Luckbox … Continued

Pairing Dark Rums

Dark rums are taking their rightful place alongside whiskey in the brown spirits craze. Both rum and whiskey require fermentation, distillation and aging, but the ingredients differ. Rum is made from byproducts of molasses, honey and sugarcane, whereas whiskey is fermented from barley, rye and wheat. Just as whiskey drinkers have learned to appreciate the unique … Continued

Hate Inc.

Matt Taibbi—an author and Rolling Stone political writer who’s sometimes pegged as a spiritual heir to Hunter S. Thompson—has scored again with his latest book, Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another. Taibbi’s the kind of journalist who doesn’t allow his own political sensibilities to interfere with his passion for digging up … Continued