Monthly Archives: December 2017

The May the Fox Be With You Edition

Slate Money on Disney acquiring Fox, Apple acquiring Shazam, and bitcoin futures.

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DAFs: The best worst idea in philanthropy

Donor-advised funds, or DAFs, are the duck-billed platypus of the philanthropic world: a very weird creature that shouldn’t, by rights, exist.

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Fuck vintages

Do you like to feel mystified, intimidated, inadequate? Then walk this way! I have a vintage chart to show you.

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Secret Documents Reveal How the Berkshire Museum Manipulated Its Board Into Liquidating Its Collection

The documents show how the museum’s leadership convinced the board to sell off 40 works—and made them think they had no choice in the matter.

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Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

The web of undisclosed conflicts in the bitcoin world is almost impossible to disentangle, especially since one of the celebrated features of cryptocurrencies is that they can be held secretly.

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The Petro Edition

Slate Money on the United States, Brexit, and Venezuelan cryptocurrency.

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The world’s least scary duopoly

Big asset managers aren’t scary. Neither is passive investment.

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The False Narrative of Damien Hirst’s Rise and Fall

The artist Damien Hirst is fundamentally a maker of luxury goods, and that is why he confounds the expectations of art-world cynics and romantics alike.

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The Consumption Smoothing Edition

Slate Money on The Financial Diaries, Affirm, and Amazon.

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