Author Archives: Felix

The Ballpoint Pen Edition

Slate Money discusses the mysterious history of Bic Cristal pens and Anthony Scaramucci’s White House assignment.

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The Pink Collar Edition

Slate Money discusses the growth of traditionally female caregiver jobs, which men often don’t want, and Trump’s debt ties.

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If you click on WSJ push notifications, you’re one in a million

Either that, or Greg Emerson has no idea what an order of magnitude is.

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When is a liar not a liar?

My response to Gerard Baker.

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The Craft Beer Edition

In this live episode, Slate Money talks small breweries and the economics of beer.

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The Doomed Youth Edition

Slate Money discusses the reality of China’s school systems and online media’s role in spreading ISIS propaganda.

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Nota bene #5

On Netflix, HBO, and the economics of video consumption in a post-broadcast world.

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Nota bene #4

I have something to say about lead.

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The Unhealthy Markets Edition

Slate Money discusses grading employees on their health and price-fixing generic drugs.

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Why the world’s elite won’t lift a finger to stop Trump

Maybe we should call it the Craven Caravan of Corporate Capitulation and Collaboration.

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Nota bene #3

A whine about wine

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Headlines matter

The purview of headlines needs to be wrested back from social-optimization teams.

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The Up in the Air Edition

Slate Money on United’s Basic Economy fare and Trump’s Air Force One negotiations.

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Nota bene #2

The answer to pretty much all traffic problems, it seems to me, is best addressed neither on the supply side nor on the demand side, but rather on the expectations side.

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A corrupt oligarchy is the best that America can hope for

Donald Trump has already broken America.

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The Munchkin Edition

Slate Money discusses Trump’s economic team.

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Nota bene #1

My first newsletter, about price rises at the New York Times and at auction houses.

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The Optimism Edition

Slate Money talks philanthropy with Laura Arnold.

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The Monopoly Money Edition

Slate Money on India’s demonetization and the practice of paying economists large sums to promote mergers.

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Trump’s nightmare government may have no public servants

What happens when an executive branch of seasoned technocrats is replaced by an executive branch of chaos monkeys?

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Britain might be lost, but Trump can still be defeated

Brexit is permanent. Trump, by contrast, can be defeated.

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The Oh Sh*t Edition

Slate Money on why pollsters got it so terribly wrong this year.

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How Wall Street Will Contend With a High-Risk Trump

Trump is the exact opposite of Mr. Obama.

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Here’s one simple way to fight Donald Trump’s election

I’m taking the amount that my investments rose in value today, and I’m donating it to two charities that will continue to fight for the principles that I believe in and Donald Trump does not.

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Donald Trump has won. Now we have to fight him.

The noble action, in the face of adversity, is to fight, and never give up, and, ultimately, to overcome.

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