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Mark Zuckerberg just made his boldest power grab ever

You thought the machinations in The Social Network were bad? Well, Mark Zuckerberg just effectively declared himself dictator-for-life at Facebook.

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5 Lessons in Today’s Art Market From a Sotheby’s Advisor, annotated

A fascinating interview with the one and only Amy Cappellazzo.

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Larry Summers is wrong. Harvard should be spending much, much more of its money.

Summers is, by a long shot, the worst thing that ever happened to Harvard.

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The Dubious Values Edition

Slate Money with Margit Wennmachers on Theranos, Silicon Valley, and German company culture.

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Prince was a genius who chose art over money

He knew that art and reach are two different things. Reach made him famous. But what he lived for was art.

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The Future History Festival Edition

Slate Money live with Rose Eveleth and Gideon Lichfield.

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The International Edition

Slate Money with Josh Reich on Simple, financial tech, and the Panama Papers.

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Panama Papers show how the very rich use art to get richer

“Lost” art, anonymous owners, insane price boosts: Here’s how shell companies make the very beautiful very bankable.

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The Time’s Up Edition

Slate Money on the gig economy, Spotify’s financing plan, and the Starwood Hotels deal.

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The women’s soccer pay scandal isn’t just about players

The U.S. Soccer Federation is clearly underpaying both its women players and its women’s coaches.

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The Pushing People Out Edition

Slate Money on free trade, gentrification, and the Credit Suisse fiasco.

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The artist whose painting got her dumped by Charles Schwab

Selling your art for money? That’s fine. Putting that money in your brokerage account? Also fine. But turning your brokerage account into art—that’s apparently over the line.

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The Screwed Pooch Edition

Slate Money on the Bangladeshi bank heist, Valeant’s tanking share price, and Bridgewater’s people problem.

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The presidential primary system is fundamentally undemocratic

Next time you rub your eyes and wonder how on earth this racist nutjob is going to become the Republican presidential candidate, remind yourself that it’s not democracy which put him in that position. Rather, it’s the lack of it.

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The Professional Identity Edition

Slate Money with Stacey Vanek Smith on buying citizenship, the lack of women on investor boards, and why we work so much.

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The Brain in a VAT Edition

Slate Money on tampon taxes, value-added taxes, and the weird way the U.S. does sales tax.

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It’s good news that Google’s self-driving car caused an accident

A zero-accident car is no car at all.

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The Breaking the Law Edition

Slate Money with Guan Yang on Apple and the FBI, Sci-Hub, and Argentina.

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Nike founder Phil Knight’s $400 million gift to Stanford is philanthropy at its worst

Rarely has so much personal money been spent on something as nebulous and vapid as this.

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I’m British—so why can’t I vote in the most important British election in years?

The most committed British Europeans—the ones who have made their home elsewhere in the EU for more than 15 years—will have no say in the referendum whatsoever.

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The Too Big to Fail Edition

Slate Money with Neil Irwin on Neel Kashkari’s plan to break up the banks.

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President Trump: Here’s how it happens

Unthinkable? Think again.

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The End of the World as We Know It Edition

Slate Money with Mohamed El-Erian on the future of our economy, technocrats vs. democracy, and the role of central banks.

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Why messaging is the future of the news brand

Messaging apps have already overtaken social networks in terms of global popularity.

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High oil prices and low oil prices are both bad for the environment—here’s why

What we need is the combination of high prices for consumers, along with low prices for producers.

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