Author Archives: Felix

The Wine Edition

Karl Storchmann of the Journal of Wine Economics discusses how wine ratings affect prices and how to decide what to spend on your bottle.

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All men should be drinking rosé this summer

It’s dry, it’s unpretentious, it goes with everything: it’s the perfect drink for any laid-back dude.

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The tragedy of Puerto Rico, America’s very own Greece

Think Greece’s economic problems are bad? Puerto Rico’s might be worse.

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Your handy #Grexit calculator

Will Greece manage, somehow, to remain in the euro? Or will it be forced to leave? Let’s do the math!

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Does your church ban gay marriage? Then it should start paying taxes.

We’ll let you practice your bigotry, at least within the confines of your own church. But we’re not about to reward you for doing so.

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The Punch Bowl Edition

Our hosts answer your questions about the Fed, inflation and equities, and the financial crises in Greece and Argentina.

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I haven’t been paying attention. What’s going on in Greece?

From #Tsipref to #Grexit, your questions answered.

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This hashtag lets you share the art you love

How did you acquire your favorite artwork? Who’s the artist? What do you love about it most? How much did it cost?

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Uber for benefits: An idea which could transform America’s economy

The benefits of technological innovation have to go to workers, not just Silicon Valley VCs.

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The New York Times should buy Bloomberg. Yes, really.

Arthur Sulzberger: call Mike Bloomberg’s office! You’ve ruled out selling your company to him. But have you thought about buying his company from him?

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The Cost of Employment Edition

Above the Law’s Elie Mystal talks about quitting big law, quitting your student debt, and quitting—whether you like it or not—your job as Twitter’s CEO.

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Why art and journalism don’t mix

Evan Solomon was caught literally and explicitly trading — to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in pure profit — on the connections that he made as a journalist.

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The Time to Grow Up Edition

Slate Money talks with the New York Times’ Ron Lieber about his new book for parents, the worst charity you could give your money to, and the need to insure Uber drivers.

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How Nike could kill the Nikebots, and why it doesn’t

Nikebots are essentially a largely unanticipated outgrowth of the marketing phenomenon that is Michael Jordan.

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The Random Rules Edition

Google’s virtual reality Cardboard, media consolidation big and small, and what the FIFA folks did wrong.

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The way Uber fares are calculated is a mess

Uber charges nothing for its Berlin drivers’ time. Why is that?

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Advice for budding journalists, from Felix Salmon

A few months ago, British financial journalist, Felix Salmon served up some career advice to aspiring journalists and the long and short of it was: don’t bother.

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The Make Something New Edition

James Ledbetter of the Inc. Uncensored podcast joins Slate Money to talk about in vitro fertilization, Verizon’s purchase of AOL, and this week’s art auctions.

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I told you to sell your stocks, and then stocks went up. Was I wrong?

I took great pains to make it as clear as I could that I had no idea whether stocks were going up or down, but that they were more likely to go up than down.

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The Shaking Things Up Edition

Slate Money asks: How bad are U.S. airports, what just happened in the U.K. election, and what exactly are Elizabeth Warren and David Vitter trying to do to the Fed?

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One chart you need to check before choosing a college

Fusion’s Lifetime Earnings Calculator is an invaluable tool for anyone trying to get a grip on the costs and benefits of different kinds of college and different kinds of degree.

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Plutocrats Gone Wild

At high-minded conferences like the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the parties seem to be usurping the panels. But is that a bad thing?

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Why Facebook should buy Twitter

Twitter would start being personal again.

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The Celebrations Edition

Rob Cox of Reuters Breakingviews joins Slate Money to discuss the economics of music festivals, GE, and Jordan’s wedding day.

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If Black America were a country

The Economist has put together an astonishing infographic.

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