This billionaire’s letter eviscerates the Trump agenda

As Donald Trump does his rounds with billionaires, he should really drop in on Bill Gates at some point.

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The Vanishing Edition

Slate Money discusses Snap Inc.’s upcoming IPO and Airbnb’s future challenges.

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America’s CEOs are acting like total cowards when it comes to Donald Trump

CEOs: It’s time to speak up. The future of America is at stake.

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The Creativity Edition

Slate Money discusses the economics of the film, book, and music industries with Derek Thompson.

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This GOP bill is the perfect example of robbing the poor to pay the rich

Trump voters constitute a huge proportion of the people who will be most harmed by this bill.

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The Cathy’s Dream Edition

Cathy O’Neil hand-picks all of Slate Money’s topics, including how psychometrics helped shape the recent U.S. election and the safety of statistics in the Trump era.

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Impartiality or diversity. Pick one.

A news outlet like Fusion can never be impartial.

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The Jump Ship Edition

Slate Money discusses America’s abandonment of the TPP and some headline news from Cathy.

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The Xi Loves Me Edition

From the World Economic Forum in Davos, Slate Money reports on China’s support for globalization and the United Kingdom’s role in a changing Europe.

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A response to Oxfam on its wealth statistics

Many thanks to Oxfam’s Ben Grossman-Cohen for responding in detail to my post about his wealth statistics

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How the middle class beat the world’s billionaires

The barbell has hit Davos squarely in the face, and Davos Man is down for the count.

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The toothless global elite have surrendered to Trump’s slick ambassador

Anthony Scaramucci is in his favorite place: the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Why so few world leaders showed up at the most elite conference of them all

The list of high-profile world leaders has completely disappeared, because it would be embarrassingly short.

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Nota bene #6

One of the non-obvious consequences of being named Felix is that you end up thinking quite a bit about the semantics of happiness.

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What Oxfam’s misleading stat gets wrong about inequality

What I would love to see is not a wealth ranking based on net worth (assets minus liabilities), but rather a wealth ranking based simply on assets.

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The Ballpoint Pen Edition

Slate Money discusses the mysterious history of Bic Cristal pens and Anthony Scaramucci’s White House assignment.

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The Pink Collar Edition

Slate Money discusses the growth of traditionally female caregiver jobs, which men often don’t want, and Trump’s debt ties.

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If you click on WSJ push notifications, you’re one in a million

Either that, or Greg Emerson has no idea what an order of magnitude is.

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When is a liar not a liar?

My response to Gerard Baker.

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The Craft Beer Edition

In this live episode, Slate Money talks small breweries and the economics of beer.

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The Doomed Youth Edition

Slate Money discusses the reality of China’s school systems and online media’s role in spreading ISIS propaganda.

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Nota bene #5

On Netflix, HBO, and the economics of video consumption in a post-broadcast world.

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Nota bene #4

I have something to say about lead.

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The Unhealthy Markets Edition

Slate Money discusses grading employees on their health and price-fixing generic drugs.

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Why the world’s elite won’t lift a finger to stop Trump

Maybe we should call it the Craven Caravan of Corporate Capitulation and Collaboration.

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