Author Archives: Felix

Nota bene: Mass shootings

I am going to say something very controversial but terrorism is bad.

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Axios Edge: Decelerating trade, accelerating money

Everybody’s scared.

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Axios Edge: Powell’s constraints — Monopolies — Piketty revisited — Citi

Jay Powell did his best impression this week of a Fed chair making his own data-driven decisions about where he should set short-term interest rates. The reality, however, is that the markets and the president are giving him very little … Continue reading

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Axios Edge: Symmetry — Safariland — Sports

1 big thing: The ECB likes inflation now

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Axios Edge: Media wars — Warren vs. Wall St. — High-tech mortgages

The media consumption wars are heating up.

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Axios Edge: Fake billionaires — Metal plastic — $34,000 wine

Fake billionaires, the decline of legacy brands, volatile homes, Deutsche’s woes, Facebook’s woes, metal plastic, the downside of summer break, and even some wine content. Enjoy!

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Axios Edge: The ideal ECB president

The ideal ECB president

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Axios Edge: There are so many things for central banks to worry about

Most fintech startups espouse two lofty goals: disrupting the banks and serving the underserved.

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Axios Edge: Libra — Kiva — Kashkari — Sotheby’s — Slack

Don’t bother worrying about Libra

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Axios Edge: Unicorns are real — YouTube’s lack of principles — Ticketmaster

Unicorns are real, and they’re stampeding

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Axios Edge: Fed unpredictability — Jay-Z’s $310m Champagne — Chewy goes public

Jay Powell doesn’t know what he’s going to do with interest rates.

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Axios Edge: The biggest tax hike in 30 years

This is the worst possible time to start a trade war with Mexico.

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Axios Edge: Facebook’s cryptocurrency — Resurgent nationalists — Non-lender lenders

The promise of Facebook’s GlobalCoin

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Axios Edge: Unbundling houses — Valuable rabbits — The world’s biggest elections

Just how dangerous are leveraged loans?

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Axios Edge: Trade war — Uber — Decarbonization

Situational awareness: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has joined Nobel Prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren in calling for Facebook to be broken up.

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The Fifth Birthday Edition

For the fifth anniversary of the show, Slate Money welcomes back one of the original hosts, Jordan Weissmann.

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Axios Edge: Experience the degraded, resurgent stock market

1 big thing: The degraded stock market

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The Eat a Hamburger Edition

Slate Money talks Herman Cain and Stephen Moore, the business of kidnapping, and Jack Dorsey.

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Axios Edge: Deutsche — Tether — A Democratic manifesto

What should a Democratic presidential candidate’s economic policy look like?

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The Goop Face Oil Edition

Slate Money invites Taffy Brodesser-Akner on the show to talk about arbitration at Sterling Jewelers and the celebrity-industrial complex.

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Axios Edge: Captured regulators — Argentina’s Macrisis — Financial theater

Anyone who thinks that the stock market is a level playing field obviously has no contact with reality.

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Axios Edge: Fed independence — Inefficient markets — Gerrymandering

Donald Trump wants to politicize the Fed.

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The Puerto Rico Edition

Slate Money talks to Natalie Jaresko about being executive director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico.

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Axios Edge: Too much money — Brexit crunch week — A rocky IPO

For nearly all of us (Jeff Bezos would seem to be one exception to the rule), there is some level of wealth at which having more money would not make us better off in any meaningful way.

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The Evil Empires Edition

Slate Money on the Murdochs, MacKenzie Bezos, and Saudi Aramco.

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