Nota bene #2

The answer to pretty much all traffic problems, it seems to me, is best addressed neither on the supply side nor on the demand side, but rather on the expectations side.

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A corrupt oligarchy is the best that America can hope for

Donald Trump has already broken America.

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The Munchkin Edition

Slate Money discusses Trump’s economic team.

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Nota bene #1

My first newsletter, about price rises at the New York Times and at auction houses.

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The Optimism Edition

Slate Money talks philanthropy with Laura Arnold.

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The Monopoly Money Edition

Slate Money on India’s demonetization and the practice of paying economists large sums to promote mergers.

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Trump’s nightmare government may have no public servants

What happens when an executive branch of seasoned technocrats is replaced by an executive branch of chaos monkeys?

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Britain might be lost, but Trump can still be defeated

Brexit is permanent. Trump, by contrast, can be defeated.

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The Oh Sh*t Edition

Slate Money on why pollsters got it so terribly wrong this year.

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How Wall Street Will Contend With a High-Risk Trump

Trump is the exact opposite of Mr. Obama.

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Here’s one simple way to fight Donald Trump’s election

I’m taking the amount that my investments rose in value today, and I’m donating it to two charities that will continue to fight for the principles that I believe in and Donald Trump does not.

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Donald Trump has won. Now we have to fight him.

The noble action, in the face of adversity, is to fight, and never give up, and, ultimately, to overcome.

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I thought voting didn’t matter. Then I became a U.S. citizen.

Voting isn’t always easy. The lines can be long, the polling stations inconveniently located, the competing demands on your time more urgent. And sure, statistically, your vote isn’t going to make any difference. But voting is an incredibly valuable privilege all the same. If you have any doubt, just ask an immigrant.

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Britain fell for Trumpism. America won’t.

Donald Trump loves the win for the “leave” side in the Brexit vote. He thinks that a fearmongering nativist campaign can win the U.S. presidential election. He’s wrong.

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If Palantir really cared about diversity, it wouldn’t pay its employees like this

The Silicon Valley playing field is tilted sharply towards tech bros, making it harder for people from less privileged groups to succeed.

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The Bad Romance Edition

Slate Money talks AT&T’s planned merger with Time Warner, the CETA trade deal, and how tech companies fare in the public stock markets.

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The Hothouse Edition

Slate Money breaks down the HFC deal, proposed Airbnb regulations, and the Volcker Rule.

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Avoiding taxes isn’t smart. It’s stupid.

Be like Warren Buffett, not Donald Trump.

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The Shadow Courts Edition

Slate Money discusses how these tribunals affect international trade deals.

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Nobody’s talking about the biggest, most obvious problem with Uber

Uber needs, if not a Steve Jobs or Jony Ive, then at least someone who can do Marissa Mayer’s old job at Google: saying no to potentially profitable new ideas, if they add too much complexity to the product.

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Donald Trump’s taxes prove that he’s everything his supporters hate

If Trump were being honest, he’d admit that he’s the biggest villain of his own narrative.

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Easy Money

November 3: Ben Bernanke announces that the Fed is going to buy an additional $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds.

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The Down to Earth Edition

Slate Money on The Wall Street Journal’s college rankings list; the state of Deutsche Bank’s financial health; and Elon Musk’s mission to Mars.

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Concrete jungle: why brutalist architecture is back in style

From Washington DC to London, concrete edifices aren’t to everyone’s taste, but they’re here to stay – and people have learned to love these sights

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The Robot Apocalypse Edition

Slate Money talks changing jobs in the robot economy, Wells Fargo’s banking products, and Amazon pricing algorithms.

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