Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Thinx Twice Edition

Slate Money discusses Thinx founder Miki Agrawal’s sexual harassment allegations and how venture capitalist J.D. Vance is looking to invest in startups—in Ohio.

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Hannah Black’s intervention against white supremacy is perfect for the Whitney Biennial

Schutz’s painting remains exhibited on the Whitney’s very expensive new walls. But that doesn’t mean that Black hasn’t successfully accomplished exactly what she wanted to achieve.

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Villains, antiheroes, and dystopia: How Hollywood’s blockbusters helped me understand Trump

There’s a manic millenarianism to much of Trump’s support, a revolutionary fever dream where the rich are overthrown, the working classes take over, and where enormous amounts of blood run in the streets.

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How to bribe Trump’s White House

In a Trump White House full of gazillionaires, there are lots of holdings that can’t easily be valued, and that give mysterious Chinese companies lots of ways to transfer wealth into the pockets of the powerful.

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Nota bene #7

Amal Clooney doesn’t need your Likes, or your clicks, or your support.

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The Soft Power Edition

Slate Money discusses State Street’s plan to place more women in executive roles, Swift’s banning of North Korean banks, and the eccentric billionaire owner of SoftBank.

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Jason Chaffetz should never make any decisions for working class people

Chaffetz believes in the power of markets, and of choice. But in practice, he gets it all wrong.

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The Hedge Funds Behaving Badly Edition

Slate Money discusses eccentric hedge-funders with Sheelah Kolhatkar, plus Herbalife and the insider trading allegations at the heart of her book Black Edge.

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Why Warren Buffett is wrong about buybacks

The problem is that the three most common answers (Buybacks Good, Buybacks Bad, and Buybacks Good Only If The Share Price Is Low) tend to be answers to three different questions.

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