The summer when Roger Ailes, the GOP, and Great Britain had their Wile E. Coyote moments

First the ground falls out from underneath you, and you have no support, no relevance. And yet, in this first stage, you still have a certain amount of institutional forward momentum. You keep on going, sometimes with surprising vigor and velocity, until, suddenly, and much to your own surprise, you plunge rapidly downwards.

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The Big Data Edition

Slate Money on Palantir, Dollar Shave Club, and Tesla.

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Peter Thiel thinks he’s a Trump supporter. But really he’s Trump’s enemy.

The people who would listen to Ivanka Trump, the people who would listen to Peter Thiel – those people are voting for Hillary.

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Roger Ailes’ downfall is the best thing that could have happened to Fox News

It can finally start to emerge from the long shadow of its founder, and become newly relevant again.

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Why I’m betting $100 that Hillary Clinton will be a one-term president

The Republicans might be a mess right now, but they will be much more powerful, and just as angry, in four years’ time. And there’s nothing the Democrats can do to stop them.

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The Sports Week Edition

Slate Money on why the UFC sold for 4 billion dollars, NBA salary caps, and the Rio Olympics.

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The NBA proves that unions work. The UFC shows why they’re necessary.

The NBA is a throwback to the halcyon days of organized labor: it’s what an industry looks like when labor manages to put itself on an equal footing with capital.

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The Fallout Edition

Slate Money on U.K. property funds, negative interest rates, and Italian banks in crisis.

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The Godly Edition

Slate Money on how religion became a guiding economic force in America.

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​Brexit, Hamilton, and the limits of democracy

Winning was easy, young man. Governing’s harder.

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The Brexit Edition

Slate Money on what happens after Britain leaves the European Union.

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With a single vote, England just screwed us all

Even though the decision to call the referendum was truly idiotic, the responsibility for the outcome still rests on the shoulders of the British people—and, specifically, of the English people.

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The Panama Papers reveal a secret McKinsey-linked investment scheme involving major financiers

Brightao’s formal incorporation came in 2007, with a star-studded list of founders.

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The I’d Like to Add You to My Professional Network Edition

Slate Money on Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn.

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The Pisco Sour Edition

Slate Money on rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel, Peruvian vulture funds, and Scottish alcohol pricing.

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Why Gawker’s bankruptcy spells the end of an empire

Nick Denton is probably going to see his company disappear into the hands of one of the media moguls that Gawker was created to skewer.

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Vulture fund could get its wings clipped by Peru’s next president

Once again, Peru is facing off against a giant U.S. vulture fund.

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The Limited Means Edition

Slate Money on Elizabeth Holmes’ disappearing billions, welfare reform, and the Verizon strike.

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Someone can empty your bank account with the information on the front of every check you write

You probably shouldn’t write checks.

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$100 million is going to the person with the best idea for how to spend $100 million

What would you do with $100 million? The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation would love to know—and if they like your answer, they’ll give you the cash!

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The Villains Edition

Slate Money on Peter Thiel, neoliberalism, and recidivism.

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Peter Thiel just gave other billionaires a dangerous blueprint for perverting philanthropy

Silicon Valley has always had its fair share of large egos. But until now, they haven’t generally had the stated aim of using their personal money to wage scorched-earth campaigns against private media organizations. If Thiel succeeds in having such wars accepted as worthy philanthropy, we should all be very afraid.

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The Finance vs Business Edition

Slate Money on the taker economy, home ownership, and stock buybacks.

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Media executives: stop saying ‘platform.’ It’s a meaningless and dangerous word.

The BBC, arguably the most venerable broadcaster in the world, is having difficulty adjusting to the digital world.

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Why Puerto Rico’s new, unelected shadow government is exactly what it needs

Soon, the U.S. territory will be run by a group of seven unelected individuals, most of whom will be appointed by Republicans in Washington.

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