The Give People Money Edition

Slate Money on universal basic income, Turkey, and Kylie Jenner, billionaire.

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All the Problems With WeWork’s Tyrannical New “No Meat” Policy

When bacon-wrapped figs (pictured at a June 20 storytelling event sponsored by New York Magazine and WeWork) are outlawed, only outlaws will nosh on bacon-wrapped figs.

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The Word “Billionare” Has Lost All Meaning

But congratulations, Kylie Jenner, on your viral cover.

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Universal Basic Income Is Not the Solution to Poverty

So why do lefty wonks keep writing about it like it is?

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Is the New Corporate Boss Going to Wreck HBO?

John Stankey wants HBO to be more like Netflix. Oh no.

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Takeaway From the New Billionaires Ranking: Zuckerberg and Bezos Don’t Give Away Enough Money

Since 1994, Bill Gates has donated more than 700 million shares of Microsoft to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. If he’d simply held on to those shares instead, he’d today be some $71 billion richer, and his net worth would be $165 billion, making him comfortably the world’s richest man.

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Everything Is Bigger in Texas—Including the Art Collections

Dallas Cowboys owners Gene and Jerry Jones built a world-class art collection not for themselves but for 2 million fans.

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The Just Sign the Check Edition

Slate Money on Janus v. AFSCME, installment loans, and AMLO’s election victory.

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Elon Musk Needs to Stop Tweeting Things He Can’t Prove

And grow up.

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Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability

The current world is one which has lost the probabilistic dampeners we all got used to growing up.

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The Germany Edition

Slate Money talks everything Germany.

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Why Amazon Was Really, Really Smart to Buy PillPack

Forget industry disruption. This is just a good, solid purchase.

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The Twitter Squeeze

What the new narrative around Twitter’s comeback is missing.

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The Stock Market Loophole That Screws the Little Guy

Secondary-market speculation on private-company share prices was rare in 2011; the rise of the unicorns means that it’s much more common today, and equally unedifying.

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The It Depends on the Price of the Bonds Edition

Slate Money on public transit, pregnancy, and Rwanda.

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The Journalists at CNN Should Be Worried About Their New Boss

John Stankey just made a big mistake.

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Don’t Take Ultrasounds for Granted

In South Sudan, a new, affordable machine is saving lives.

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Atul Gawande, CEO?

The New Yorker writer and surgeon is an unconventional choice to lead the Bezos-Buffett health care startup, and a good one.

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Elizabeth Holmes Deserves Prison, but Her Indictment Won’t Make Silicon Valley Any Less Reckless

The charges could send her to prison for as long as 20 years; given the sums of money involved, and the utter lack of remorse that she has shown as her company has imploded in scandal, there’s every reason to expect that if she’s found guilty, her sentence will be at the upper end of that range.

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The House of Cards Edition

Slate Money on Bad Blood, Netflix, and Just Capital

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How Donald Trump Took Transactional Philanthropy to Its Logical, and Illegal, Extreme

Donald Trump, today, became the poster child for transactional philanthropy: Even when he spends other people’s money, or makes a charitable donation in his own name, he’s always buying something.

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Invest Good

Paul Tudor Jones and Goldman Sachs are launching a new, values-driven investment fund, and it makes a lot of sense.

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Donating to Journalism School Is Not the Best Way to Help the Cause of Journalism

Against Craig Newmark’s $20 million J-school gift.

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The Put a Fork in It Edition

Slate Money on GitHub, WhatsApp, and Australia.

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Spare Us, Warren Buffett

The Sage of Omaha’s plea for companies to scrap quarterly earnings estimates is balderdash with a side of hypocrisy.

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