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Why We Shouldn’t Be Concerned About Infighting Over Ebola in Liberia

The men and women involved in coördinating the international response will sometimes end up fighting each other. But that’s not a bug; that’s a feature.

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Why non-partisan immigration coverage is impossible

You simply can’t write about immigration policy in a plain-English, non-partisan manner, the kind of writing most journalists aspire to.

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The “illegal” index

Which news organizations still use the term “illegal immigrant”?

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The “Matching Gift” Edition

Slate Money on philanthropharmacology, Uber, and Abenomics. Plus: Host Felix Salmon reveals how much he has ponied up to make good on a promise to listeners

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The Coming Era of Privacy Scandals

Why the Uber story is certain to recur

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The Philanthropy Edition

Slate Money welcomes ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger and Stanford’s Rob Reich to a special episode about Lincoln Center, family foundations, and the Red Cross scandal.

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Annals of income inequality, Pimco edition

Why is Pimco’s salary distribution so skewed?

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One simple trick which will improve all art auction reporting

Treat all hammer prices equally

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Who gets the money spent on share buybacks?

(Hint: It’s not only shareholders.)

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Facebook app poses a dilemma for publishers

The social network seems to have decided to host content itself rather than send users to other websites

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The “Smoking Up Behind the Bleachers” Edition

Slate Money on the rise of Big Weed, private funding for public schools, and Taylor Swift’s breakup with Spotify.

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In praise of oligopoly

Having three major labels in the middle of the music-industry ecosystem is a good thing all round.

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The Not So Special Hundred-Million-Dollar Giacometti

In today’s ultra-luxe art market, recognizability determines a piece’s worth more than uniqueness does.

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End of an Era

Slate Money on Apple CEO Tim Cook and the “glass closet,” the American oil boom, and the Federal Reserve ending a historic stimulus.

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Youthquake 2014: How young Americans can make red states go blue

A relatively small youthquake could easily determine whether it’s the Republicans or the Democrats who form the majority in the Senate for the next two years.

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Trust No One

Slate Money on noncompete clauses, bad statistics in financial economics, and what the Federal Reserve knew in advance about J.P. Morgan’s “London Whale.”

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The “Read These Books” Edition

Slate Money on new and old money-themed reads with special guests John Lanchester and Jake Halpern.

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What’s the punishment for ripping off consumers?

In the US, the typical response seems to be a fine — and, what’s more, a fine which barely covers the rip-off profits.

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Discovering Etienne Courtois

A young rebel winemaker in the Loire Valley

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The “Bad Advice” Episode

Slate Money—with special guest Anil Dash—on tech company breakups, the AIG trial, and where to invest your non-retirement money.

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Broken sapphire

Can GT Advanced Technologies live again?

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Millennial datapoints of the day

Fusion just published the results of its Massive Millennial Poll.

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Building a Bigger Bubble

What does the $24 billion NBA deal mean for the future of TV sports?

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Salmon Roasted

Peter Dorman accuses me of “an embarrassing, high-visibility economics fail”, and a blog-comment conversation ensues.

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If you want find out if a media company is doomed, look at its ambitions

Taking bold strategic risks may indicate a management which sees the writing on the wall

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