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The Product Edition

Slate Money on 21st-century products: Google search, the iPhone, and Amazon Prime.

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The subtle, dangerous way Donald Trump has changed American political discourse

Trump and his kin have effectively rotated the axis upon which we place political candidates.

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The Onanism Edition

Slate Money on hedge funds, declining U.S. productivity, and vagina technology innovations.

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Donald Trump’s most respectable economic idea is still amazingly bad

In general, it’s a good idea to tax things you want less of, like tobacco, or wealth inequality.

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The Scuttlebutt Edition

Slate Money on rumored and definite changes at Walmart and Uber, and to Massachusetts law.

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How the Donald Trump campaign is weaponizing a left-wing internet crank

If that isn’t treason, it’s very close.

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Uber’s reported merger with Didi could mean the end of incredibly cheap fares

So long as Uber has been losing money, it’s essentially been subsidizing the transportation needs of everybody who uses it. But that won’t last forever. Indeed, it probably ended today.

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The Size Matters Edition

Slate Money on Verizon buying Yahoo, CEO salaries, and the economy of digital advertising.

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How one small company is saving the homes of poor Americans

There’s an America where home values never recovered, and families remain stuck deep underwater. That America is poor, and disproportionately black.

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The summer when Roger Ailes, the GOP, and Great Britain had their Wile E. Coyote moments

First the ground falls out from underneath you, and you have no support, no relevance. And yet, in this first stage, you still have a certain amount of institutional forward momentum. You keep on going, sometimes with surprising vigor and … Continue reading

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The Big Data Edition

Slate Money on Palantir, Dollar Shave Club, and Tesla.

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Peter Thiel thinks he’s a Trump supporter. But really he’s Trump’s enemy.

The people who would listen to Ivanka Trump, the people who would listen to Peter Thiel – those people are voting for Hillary.

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Roger Ailes’ downfall is the best thing that could have happened to Fox News

It can finally start to emerge from the long shadow of its founder, and become newly relevant again.

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Why I’m betting $100 that Hillary Clinton will be a one-term president

The Republicans might be a mess right now, but they will be much more powerful, and just as angry, in four years’ time. And there’s nothing the Democrats can do to stop them.

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The Sports Week Edition

Slate Money on why the UFC sold for 4 billion dollars, NBA salary caps, and the Rio Olympics.

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The NBA proves that unions work. The UFC shows why they’re necessary.

The NBA is a throwback to the halcyon days of organized labor: it’s what an industry looks like when labor manages to put itself on an equal footing with capital.

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The Fallout Edition

Slate Money on U.K. property funds, negative interest rates, and Italian banks in crisis.

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The Godly Edition

Slate Money on how religion became a guiding economic force in America.

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​Brexit, Hamilton, and the limits of democracy

Winning was easy, young man. Governing’s harder.

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The Brexit Edition

Slate Money on what happens after Britain leaves the European Union.

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With a single vote, England just screwed us all

Even though the decision to call the referendum was truly idiotic, the responsibility for the outcome still rests on the shoulders of the British people—and, specifically, of the English people.

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The Panama Papers reveal a secret McKinsey-linked investment scheme involving major financiers

Brightao’s formal incorporation came in 2007, with a star-studded list of founders.

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The I’d Like to Add You to My Professional Network Edition

Slate Money on Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn.

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The Pisco Sour Edition

Slate Money on rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel, Peruvian vulture funds, and Scottish alcohol pricing.

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Why Gawker’s bankruptcy spells the end of an empire

Nick Denton is probably going to see his company disappear into the hands of one of the media moguls that Gawker was created to skewer.

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