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Axios Edge: Facebook’s cryptocurrency — Resurgent nationalists — Non-lender lenders

The promise of Facebook’s GlobalCoin

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Axios Edge: Unbundling houses — Valuable rabbits — The world’s biggest elections

Just how dangerous are leveraged loans?

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Axios Edge: Trade war — Uber — Decarbonization

Situational awareness: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has joined Nobel Prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren in calling for Facebook to be broken up.

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The Fifth Birthday Edition

For the fifth anniversary of the show, Slate Money welcomes back one of the original hosts, Jordan Weissmann.

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Axios Edge: Experience the degraded, resurgent stock market

1 big thing: The degraded stock market

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The Eat a Hamburger Edition

Slate Money talks Herman Cain and Stephen Moore, the business of kidnapping, and Jack Dorsey.

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Axios Edge: Deutsche — Tether — A Democratic manifesto

What should a Democratic presidential candidate’s economic policy look like?

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The Goop Face Oil Edition

Slate Money invites Taffy Brodesser-Akner on the show to talk about arbitration at Sterling Jewelers and the celebrity-industrial complex.

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Axios Edge: Captured regulators — Argentina’s Macrisis — Financial theater

Anyone who thinks that the stock market is a level playing field obviously has no contact with reality.

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Axios Edge: Fed independence — Inefficient markets — Gerrymandering

Donald Trump wants to politicize the Fed.

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The Puerto Rico Edition

Slate Money talks to Natalie Jaresko about being executive director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico.

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Axios Edge: Too much money — Brexit crunch week — A rocky IPO

For nearly all of us (Jeff Bezos would seem to be one exception to the rule), there is some level of wealth at which having more money would not make us better off in any meaningful way.

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The Evil Empires Edition

Slate Money on the Murdochs, MacKenzie Bezos, and Saudi Aramco.

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Axios Edge: Privatized identity — Oversubscribed IPOs — Inefficient technology

Who are you? And can you prove that, in today’s digital world?

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The Bad Pharma Edition

Slate Money on Apple, the Purdue Pharma settlement, and Lyft going public.

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Axios Edge: Corruption anxiety — Fed independence — Brexit chaos

To understand the unhappy state of the American electorate, and the systemic headwinds facing the U.S. economy, the best person to talk to is a Nigerian.

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The Spoiled Children Edition

Slate Money on Operation Varsity Blues, the Deutsche Bank/Commerzbank merger, and Boeing.

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Axios Edge: Hypocrisy — Celebrity — Too much computer

In a big week for hypocrisy, the leader of the pack was surely Bill McGlashan, the CEO of the world’s largest impact investing fund.

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The Uninhabitable Earth Edition

Slate Money on the scary future of global warming.

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Axios Edge: Rentals — Fame — A bad disguise

A world of continuously variable price is unstable and uncertain, even when overall inflation is low.

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The This Should Be Free Edition

Slate Money on the information spectrum, from Wikipedia and academic journals to Zuckerberg’s pivot to privacy.

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Axios Edge: Efficient Tesla — WarnerMedia defenestrations — Lyft’s IPO

Wanna buy a minotaur? On the current list of VC-backed private companies that have raised more than $1 billion in equity capital: Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, Slack and Pinterest, all of which could go public this year.

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The Occupy French Starbucks Edition

Slate Money on Teslas finally being cheaper, Kraft and 3G, Facebook’s content-moderation failures, and the political scene in France.

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Axios Edge: Neobanks — Deficits — Minotaurs

American banks are minting money. In 2018, they made $237 billion in profits, bringing their average return on assets to an extremely healthy 1.35%.

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The Color of Money Edition

Slate Money on black banks and the racial wealth gap.

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