In Morocco, illegitimate children have no papers, no last name, and are vulnerable to trafficking, but some devoted caregivers have found a way to give them a better life.
The life and times of a teenage Oxycodone dealer.
On the trail of looters and crooks who traffic in Hopi ceremonial objects.
At a refugee camp in Kenya, commerce is largely improvisational.
On the strange afterlife of the goods we return to the store.
When eight heads arrived at a shipping warehouse in Detroit, the feds uncovered some unsavory details about the little-known trade in human remains.
Video gamers have discovered a new and scary loophole in the laws of ownership—and the upshot is that a lot of your digital property might not technically be yours.
How a 50-acre migrant camp known as "the Jungle" mirrors the reality of commerce in liminal zones and borderlands the world over.
Awareness that a brand is widely counterfeited can make shoppers more willing to pay for the real thing, a 2012 study found.
Introducing Pacific Standard's November 2017 issue.