Author Archives: Felix

Axios Edge: Impunity — Chutzpah — Derisking

“Corporations are people,” said Mitt Romney in 2011, famously, but if they are, they seem to have an impressive degree of impunity.

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The Liquid Assets Edition

Slate Money on Huawei and the trade war, ride-share companies and IPOs, and Harvard stocking up on water.

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Robinhood’s new checking account runs into legal trouble

It looks like a new checking account that pays 3% interest is not going to fly.

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Axios Edge: Trade war — UltraJunk — Chinese zombies

You might have missed the huge market rally last week.

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The Yellow Vests and Golden Passports Edition

Slate Money on Facebook in Europe, Sandberg and Harvard Business School, the “Yellow Vest” protests in France, and a look at the yield curve.

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Zuckerberg’s new enemy: European lawmakers

Mark Zuckerberg this year reportedly told Facebook officials that the company is at war. He’s right.

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Axios Edge: A win at the G20 — Earnings beats — Capitalism vs. democracy

The G20 summit in Buenos Aires exceeded all expectations.

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The Car Talk Edition

Slate Money on GM’s plant closures, Carlos Ghosn in hot water, Trump trash-talking the Fed, and whether or not we should care about Apple and Microsoft’s market caps.

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The American car is becoming obsolete

Welcome to the modern car industry, which is full of bad news.

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Axios Edge: Gifts — Japanese scandals — Stock market good news

This Tuesday, I’ll be giving to the Committee to Protect Journalists, whose work is more urgent than ever.

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The Cryonics Special Edition

Two of the world’s experts on sovereign debt talk about the past, present, and future of debt default.

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Axios Edge: Brexit chaos — Facebook’s executive trainwreck — GE deflates

If you tried to put together a deal guaranteed to appeal to absolutely no one in the U.K., you could hardly do better than the 535-page draft agreement unveiled on Wednesday between Britain and the EU.

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The Helipad Edition

Slate Money talks Amazon’s new headquarters, mayhem with Brexit, and Steve Cohen getting more billions.

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The More Like Canada Edition

Slate Money talks about all the ramifications of this week’s midterm elections, Maxine Waters and big banks, Puerto Rico, minimum wage, and cannabis.

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Coming soon: Democrats vs Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has every reason to be worried that the Democrats now control the House.

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Axios Edge: Enjoy the sunshine while you can — Taxing the tech giants — Workers fight back

Americans are enjoying year-on-year wage gains above 3% for the first time in over a decade.

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The Don’t Be Evil Edition

Slate Money talks about Brazil’s big election, Google employees walking out, Netflix employees getting fired, and leveraged loans.

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Axios Edge: Saudi Arabia — Tesla — Student loans

1 big thing: Saudi agonistes

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The Brexit Special Edition

Slate Money talks everything Brexit—the ideological shift, the economic ramifications, and the greater effect on Europe.

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Axios Edge: Dangerous insurers — Deserted conferences — Nick Clegg

The most likely cause of a future financial crisis isn’t the banks, it’s the non-banks.

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The Prudential Management Edition

Slate Money on the death of Sears, the Robinhood high frequency trading scandal, and the retreat of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

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My uses this nerdout

I should listen to my wife more often.

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Axios Edge: Volatility — Amorality — Verticality

You might have noticed that the stock market was volatile this week, and also fell quite a lot.

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The Win-Win Edition

Slate Money on Winners Take All, Silicon Valley’s Saudi Arabia problem, and the alarming IPCC climate report.

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Axios Edge: Weed — Wealth — Warming

The best-performing sector of the American stock market this year, bar energy, has been the “consumer discretionary” category — the companies that sell the things we like to buy but don’t have to buy.

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