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Loser Journalists

In Elon Musk vs. reporters, the Tesla CEO is winning.

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Are Auction Guarantees the New Private Sales? Yes, for Art Sellers Who Don’t Want to Get Ripped Off

They’re also confusing as hell and throw smoke in the eye of the art market.

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Save Interview

The legendary celebrity magazine just declared bankruptcy. The Andy Warhol Foundation should buy it.

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The “Where’s My Tax Cut?” Edition

Slate Money on tax cuts, jobs, and the Slate 90.

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Why Is It So Hard to Create a Good Bank?

Online bank Simple thought it would win by “not sucking.” Here’s how that’s going.

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The Most Important Questions to Ask About the Kushner 666 Fifth Ave. Deal

Question No. 1: Who leaked this story to the New York Times?

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Wall Street Is Pouring Money Into House Flipping

Good!

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Musk, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ethically Iffy ‘Philanthropy’

From the Olympian heights of Big Tech, humanity has a tendency to look rather small.

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Nota bene: Flipping modern masters

The two most valuable artworks at the big Sotheby’s evening sale on Monday were both acquired at auction not so long ago.

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The Give Your Mother a Century Bond Edition

Slate Money on Mother’s Day, Michael Cohen, and Argentina.

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In Europe, They Actually Fine and Jail Misbehaving CEOs. Why Can’t We?

The FT today published a fascinating interview with Thomas Middelhoff, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the German media giant.

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Y, M, C—What?

Why is the YMCA Retirement Fund classified as a charity?

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Inflated Expectations

What’s going on with foreign affairs nonprofit Food for the Poor?

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Galanomics

Why that rubber-chicken dinner isn’t such a bad idea.

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Introducing the Slate 90

A dive into the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector.

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H&M Has a Plan to Save Itself

It’s not going to work.

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The Leapfrogging Edition

Slate Money on the Sprint–T-Mobile merger, remittances, and Apple buybacks.

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The Bloomberg Paywall Does Not Make Sense

Save your $420 for some outlet that needs it.

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Blockbuster Shows Are Ruining Art Museums

When cultural institutions rely on monster traveling shows like Kusama and Bowie, we all lose.

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Nota bene:

In my last note I worried, not very much, about journalistic purity.

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The Self-Driving Office Edition

Slate Money on self-driving cars, Ford, and WeWork debt.

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It’s Logical for Ford to Stop Selling Cars in North America

It’s also heartless.

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The Media Narrative Around Amazon Is Out of Control

A company with a market capitalization of $814 billion should not be judged by normal standards.

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Nota bene: SponCon agonistes

Once people no longer place stock in the principles of editorial integrity, then something something Trump something.

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Index Funds Are Not the Problem

Blaming the big funds for excessive CEO pay is as ridiculous as the pay itself.

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