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The Ice Bucket Challenge Isn’t Going Away

But giving money to disease-specific charities is still a bad idea.

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The Ethics of Buying Stocks

Slate Money on tech deals minus the bankers, Amazon’s new payment system, and answers to listener questions.

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No need for banks in an era of intellectual capital

Silicon Valley deals are not based on factors that bankers can model

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Slate Money: The Payday Edition

Slate Money on payday loans, BuzzFeed’s latest valuation, and the value of data scientists.

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Bad Paper

My first #post-text project for Fusion: Bad Paper, a game which should help people understand the world of debt collections in a fun, immersive way. I gave it a short write-up for Fusion, but the main article it’s linked to … Continue reading

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How to understand A16Z’s investment in BuzzFeed

If you’re looking at it asking how anybody could pay that kind of money for a bunch of listicles, you’re looking at it all wrong

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Up in smoke

How US states lost billions of dollars in tobacco settlement revenues

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Slate Money: The Impenetrable Business Jargon Edition

On financial gobbledygook, corporate “living wills” vs. “Too Big to Fail” and the battle over the estate of Robert Rauschenberg.

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Babies and Burgers

Slate Money on the business of surrogacy, a landmark McDonald’s labor ruling, and Argentina’s debt default (again).

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Argentina’s default option

The sun has risen, and Argentina is — once again — in default. NBD.

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The #GrieFault trade

Why Argentina’s bonds might be worth even more in default

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The “Of Course” Edition

Slate Money on the state of business journalism, a hedge-fund billionaire’s battle against Herbalife, and the corporate income tax.

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The Many Merchants of Death Edition

Slate Money on a big bank’s big settlement, a big merger in “Big Tobacco,” and the continuing saga of the world’s most expensive fighter plane.

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The Cupcake Indicator

Slate Money on endings: quantitative easing, the American Apparel leadership, and big cupcake.

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Slate Money: The Monetizing Others Episode

Slate Money on New York’s secretive real estate, big data in health care, and GM’s many recalls

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The stock market, in six charts

Lessons from Yahoo’s chart buttons

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Jeff Koons: a master innovator turning money into art

Jeff Koons and the art of financial innovation

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Not all winning bets are smart

Don’t speculate with your home

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From Wall Street Dark Pools to Puerto Rican Swimming Pools

Slate Money on Aereo’s Supreme Court loss, and rich people flocking to Puerto Rico

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Aereo could have saved the airwaves from the broadcasters’ ransom

Spectrum has been gifted to media groups eager to cash in on what is free, writes Felix Salmon

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Hedge Fund vs. Sovereign

How U.S. Courts Are Upending International Finance

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Why Argentina Could Default … Again

Slate Money on Amazon’s new phone, the effect of the crisis in Iraq on the oil market, and Argentina’s loss at the Supreme Court

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Spinoffs, Write-downs, and Techie Taxis

Slate Money on Uber vs. Europe, Time Warner’s magazine spinoff, and Larry Summers’ favorite book

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BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Goes Long

The media mogul (twice over) on being both contagious and sticky

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Lessons from a $110 million penthouse

The physical manifestation of r>g

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