Fact check: How many jets actually flew into Davos?

The headlines, it seems, are off by an entire order of magnitude.

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Oxfam’s misleading wealth statistics

My first attempt at evergreen journalism: a recapitulation and update of a post I wrote at Reuters in the wake of Oxfam’s last report.

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The “Crazy Currencies” Edition

Slate Money on the ups and downs of bitcoin and the Swiss franc.

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Poll: Do Americans have the right to blaspheme religion?

The results of a Fusion survey.

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Felix Salmon Has Something to Tell You

A Q&A about media, and what I’m up to at Fusion

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The “Shrinkage” Edition

Slate Money on shrinking birthrates in Japan, shrinking prices in the eurozone, and the shrinking cost of television access.

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Your next watch

Just might not be made by Apple

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The Econ 101 Edition

Inspired by an email from a teacher, the Slate Money crew discusses 10 things that every high school economics student should know.

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The Matt Levine Is Amazing Edition

Matt Levine of Bloomberg View joins the Slate Money crew and special guest Shane Ferro of Business Insider to discuss insider trading, bank earnings, and Argentina.

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The terrifying rise of intentional catastrophes

In a world with an ever-increasing frequency of catastrophes, far too many will be considered, rightly or wrongly, to be intentional.

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Susan Wojcicki’s biggest challenge

Can she turn YouTube into an ad platform as indispensable as Facebook?

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The Quadraphonic Edition

Slate Money on the currency crisis in Russia, a reversal of the swaps ”push-out” rule, the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, and U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Art: Pre-capitalist conspicuous waste?

If art is becoming an asset class, then the whole global economy will suffer as a result.

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The beginning of the end of Facebook as a traffic engine

My NiemanLab prediction for journalism in 2015

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Whither nanopublishing?

An IM conversation with Stratechery’s Ben Thompson

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Digital giants get bigger at the expense of the small blog sites

The growth of companies such as Buzzfeed, Gawker, Mashable and Vice Media could crush independent journalistic enterprise.

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We’re out on the streets. Why aren’t the street artists?

Street art is a way for the voiceless to be heard. Or, at least, it used to be.

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The Let’s Kill All the Lawyers Edition

Slate Money on Preet Bharara’s overturned insider-trading convictions, a lawyer’s battle with a Chinese restaurant, and the decline in divorce proceedings.

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The Chris Hughes gambit

Does The New Republic have a future?

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The true purpose of Art Basel Miami Beach

A bat-signal for the obscenely wealthy

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The Arts and Crafts Episode

Slate Money on art markets rich (Art Basel) and less rich (Etsy), Maurice Sendak’s estate, and the unbelievable amount of money raised for Doctors Without Borders by our listeners.

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A Promise to Slate Listeners Cost Me Nearly $20,000

And I couldn’t be happier about it.

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Why the Sony Pictures salary list should be public

It might make for depressing reading – but only with the sunlight of publicity are lists like this one ever likely to change.

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The Computer That Changed My Life

If I’d bought $2,600 worth of Apple stock instead of that TiBook, the shares would be worth $200,000 today. But I’ve never regretted the purchase.

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Uber’s secret weapon: The world

The value of Uber is only partially in the service it provides; increasingly, it’s also in the global ubiquity of that service.

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