A better way to give on Giving Tuesday

It’s worth slicing up your giving into its component parts.

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The Eternally Thankful Edition

Slate Money shares what we’re grateful for this year, including insurance, index funds, and … McDonald’s.

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Is Al Gore’s ethical investment company all it’s cracked up to be?

Al Gore has become a salesman, in the latest iteration of his career—and what he’s selling doesn’t emit carbon, dig up blood diamonds or cause cancer.

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Is mobile making media all the same?

As phones grow to become an overwhelming majority of traffic, content has become increasingly aimed at playing the numbers game

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What Is the Greatest Comeback of All Time?

I provide a short squib on Andy Warhol

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The Hidden Danger Edition

Writer Greg Ip on why it’s safer to take risks.

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People flunked this money test because the questions were dumb

Let’s stop asking people questions about interest rates and percentages, and then pretending to be shocked when they don’t give us the answer we’re looking for.

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Marriott won’t pillage your SPG rewards. Here’s why.

This is one of the few mergers I’m optimistic about.

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The Great Debate Edition

Fusion’s Nando Vila throws down with Jordan Weissmann over student loan debt.

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Why Uber should become a car insurer

Once you’re signed up for Uber insurance, you’ll probably pick somebody up once or twice, just to try it out, see how it goes.

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Why we fear technology

“It’s about rendering humans irrelevant. Anxiety about what makes us special. Nostalgia about the way things never were.”

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Yes, Marco Rubio, philosophy matters—and we could use a lot more of it

Any job that doesn’t require thought can be done better by a machine; any job that does require thought can be done better by a philosopher.

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Is buying penny stocks ever a good idea?

I remember when I was a curious 23-year-old. I tried all manner of things, some of them even legal.

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The 2-and-20 Edition

Listen to this episode of Slate Money and you’ll finally understand hedge funds, venture capital, and private equity.

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A conversation with Felix Salmon

At the University of Pennsylvania

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The death of the art gallery has been greatly exaggerated

Rising rents are a symptom of success, more than they are a cause of failure.

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The How the Other Half Banks Edition

Slate Money on payday loans, postal banking, and prepaid debit cards.

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How Bernie Sanders is like Ronald Reagan: The hedgehog, the fox, and the 2016 election

There’s no shortage of hedgehogs for Republicans to pick from. But the Democrats only have one in the race.

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Bernie Sanders: ‘We need pay equity for women’

The full video.

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Bernie Sanders: ‘Invest in jobs and education, rather than jails and incarceration.’

Fusion senior editor Felix Salmon sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles last Wednesday, the day after the first Democratic presidential debate, to talk about economic policy.

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The Service As A Service Edition

Slate Money on the end of tipping, the shortcomings of Theranos, and the week’s megamergers.

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The sad truth about airfares

The system is rigged against you.

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SimplyCredit wants to profit by paying off your credit cards. (No, really.)

The new service claims it will pay off your debt in the smartest possible way.

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Google’s mobile-friendly pages make it seem like a hero…for now

I am willing to cede a lot of power and agency to the seemingly benign overlords at Google.

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How MindGeek transformed the economics of porn

Using MindGeek’s suite of websites, sex workers can reach more potential customers, more safely, and more cheaply than ever before.

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