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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You Love Wine Science Until it Detracts From the Magic in Your Glass

The beauty of wine — the reason why we love it — lives very happily in the land of myths and stories.

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Want Your Startup to Succeed? Move to Toronto

Forget New York City and San Francisco. The next great startup hub is in Canada.

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There Is No Justification for What Mark Zuckerberg Did to WhatsApp

The Facebook CEO can’t be trusted.

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Nota bene: Nota bene

I don’t love talking about myself, or what I’m up to.

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Elon Musk and the Unnerving Influence of Twitter’s Power Users

Elon Musk is tweeting up a storm. He needs to be stopped.

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Nota bene: Tabular figures

Tabular figures are a bit like riding a bike.

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Why Would Microsoft Pay $7.5 Billion for GitHub?

Companies can be worth a lot more to a strategic acquirer than they would be on the open market, and GitHub is a prime example.

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Nota bene: Habitat 67

Habitat 67 remains a unique masterpiece. Go to Montreal, and check it out. It’s well worth the trip.

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The Five-Star Sandwich Edition

Slate Money on Italy, the Volcker rule, and sandwiches.

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The Volcker Rule Never Really Worked. No Need to Mourn Its Demise.

Under the new rule, it will be much easier for regulators to force banks to rein in their risk-taking on a bank-wide scale, which is where the systemic dangers tend to be found.

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Journalism schools should not exist

The more useful J-school is, the more urgent and important its abolition becomes.

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How Bad Could a Euro Crisis in Italy Get?

The likeliest scenario is that everything will be fine. Here’s the other scenario.

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The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

It’s time that Alphabet becomes a bit more like Intel during the Genevieve Bell years: It has no choice but to start engaging more with the broader design community and the public at large.

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The Ticking Time Bomb Edition

Slate Money on arbitration, the pope, and customer returns.

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