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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What SoFi’s baffling Super Bowl ad tells us about our unequal economy

It divvies up the world into the “great” and the “not great,” with most people finding themselves in the latter category.

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Bernie Sanders has the edge in the Democratic fight over Wall Street money

Clinton is an incrementalist candidate who is going to be broadly acceptable to Wall Street.

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The New Money Edition

Slate Money on a cashless future, Viacom’s aging patriarch, and the Credit Suisse profit loss.

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The Davos Again Edition

Slate Money broadcasts from the World Economic Forum in Davos with Quartz reporter Jenny Anderson.

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A Picasso’s Economics Lesson

Qatar, it seems, was gazumped.

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The Development Edition

Slate Money talks to author William Easterly about the developing world, poor and displaced populations, and the World Bank.

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When it comes to investing, Lady Bracknell was correct

Handbags are not a good investment.

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The New Year’s Resolution Edition

Slate Money talks Weight Watchers, health-related wearables, and the economics of gyms.

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You just won the $800 million Powerball. Now what?

Fight the urge to tell all your friends.

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15 things Bernie Sanders said about Wall Street, and whether they make any sense

What exactly does Sanders want to do with Wall Street?

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Why approving new cancer drugs isn’t always a good idea

Not only is it incredibly hard to determine whether or not a particular drug works; it’s hard even to come up with a useful and workable understanding of what it means for a drug to work.

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The Hogmanay Edition

Slate Money talks derivatives, predatory lending, and the economics of partying on New Year’s Eve.

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Privacy is an afterthought when convenience is king

When a Norwegian folk-pop duo decided to call themselves the Kings of Convenience back in 1999, they wound up with a few minor hits. They should have become venture capitalists instead—they would have made billions.

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The economic principle that explains why people are paying $400 to party at the Olive Garden tonight

Being inside the Times Square Olive Garden on New Year’s Eve is what economists call a “positional good” – it’s something with relatively little innate value, and which rather derives its value mainly by being superior to some lesser alternative.

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Financial startups are getting an edge by growing up

In Beatles terms, we’ve started moving from “you say you want a revolution” to “you tell me that it’s evolution.”

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The Stay Healthy Edition

Slate Money talks Obamacare, the economics of neglected diseases, and author Harold Pollack tells us about his financial guide The Index Card.

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