Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Anna’s Air Quotes Edition

Slate Money on Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy, the new startup Loftium, and sukuk bonds.

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Invisible effects, invisible causes

Invisible causes are always going to be underfunded, and/or funded overwhelmingly by governments and large institutions.

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The Delicious Mexican Dirt Edition

A Slate Money bonus episode on gaydar A.I., L’Oréal for men, Facebook advertising, and Ray Dalio.

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The Homicidal Sexbots Edition

Slate Money on Equifax, SoFi, and sex robots.

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Food waste: The world’s biggest market failure

You can make the world a better place by spending $1,500 less at the grocery store.

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The real reason to divest from sin stocks

Divestment is a political gesture. It’s idealistic, rather than technocratic. It’s the right thing to do even if it turns out to be utterly futile.

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The Peripatetic Headquarters Edition

Slate Money on concert ticket scams, the sale of legacy media brands, and Amazon’s new headquarters.

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How states could end the student-debt collections trap

By working together, state attorneys general could force changes.

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We need a Give Directly option in Houston

If you can’t do better than giving cash, you should just give cash. That makes perfect sense in theory – but in practice, what you need is an actual giving-away-cash option.

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The Rebuilding Edition

Slate Money on Hurricane Harvey, construction productivity, and tax reform.

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