The case for Mark Zuckerberg’s heroic exit from Facebook

Zuckerberg’s resignation would open up the possibility of a world-changing and reputation-enhancing second chapter, not only for him personally but also for Facebook the corporation. More important, those changes would clearly benefit the planet as a whole.

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Nota bene: Cooking warm, cooking cool

I’m in the middle of a lovely beach break in Costa Rica, but for some reason I haven’t been able to get the egg spoon story out of my mind.

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The Hollywood Edition

Slate Money on the future of movies, today’s movie stars, and inclusion riders.

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What Auction Data Tells Us About the Controversial Firing of MOCA Curator Helen Molesworth

An examination of 15 years’ worth of solo shows reveals a significant shift when Molesworth took the reins.

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Nota bene: Caldbeck vs robos

Earlier this week, I published a column at Wired on Wealthfront, and how it has moved in a very worrying direction in recent weeks.

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The Space Bees Edition

Felix Salmon, political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and guest Tim Fernholz discuss Tim’s new book, Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race; the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal; and Wealthfront’s risky decision.

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Nota bene: Cover diversity

It’s time for Meisel and Leibovitz to cede the stage, to make way for people under the age of 60.

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Nota bene: How Mark Zuckerberg should change the world, again

There is one thing Zuckerberg could do in particular: He could end all targeted advertising on Facebook (and Instagram, too).

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Wine Labels Are Little White Lies With Enormous Implications

The main job of a wine label is to kill that which is most alive in wine, to zero out its inherent uncertainty.

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Nota bene: Gallows humor

The Death of Stalin is doing very well at the box office.

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Beware of Roboadvisors Bearing Low Fees

Companies like Wealthfront are moving away from their early ideals of low-fee passive investing—and customers should be skeptical.

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Nota bene: Toys don’t fung

If you live in the USA, your local Toys R Us is closing down, with the loss of all the associated jobs. And if your Twitter feed looks anything like mine, you will have see a link to a Jeff Spross essay blaming the demise of the company on “vulture capitalists”.

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The Jordan’s Last Episode Edition

Slate Money on universal basic income, McDonald’s, housing, and Martin Shkreli.

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The $10 billion opportunity at Reuters

Reuters News just won the lottery. What will it do with all that money?

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Nota bene: Where anti-gun activists should focus next

If you want to make a difference, on the guns-in-America front, put real pressure on Remington’s new owners.

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Nota bene: Ignorance is bliss

I’m a journalist, I’m loathe to tell anybody to avoid exposing themselves to journalism. Expose yourself to more! As much as possible! And pay for it!

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The Dread Pirate Trump Edition

Slate Money on Gary Cohn, South African land, and Dodd–Frank.

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Nota bene: Holding Yale accountable

If Swensen isn’t willing or able to defend his amoral investing philosophy, it’s probably time to replace him with someone more accountable.

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Nota bene: Women on panels

Allowing the female-moderator loophole effectively gets conference organizers off the hook when it comes to identifying and inviting qualified female panelists.

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Nota bene: Whither Weinstein’s company?

The Weinstein Company, under its new name, is going to be a pretty precarious place for a while, until the new owners, board, and management can start explaining clearly what it is and what its purpose is.

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The Podcasting Juggernaut Has (Finally) Arrived

How publishers are racing to own the money-printing machine that is the daily news podcast.

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Nota bene: The best play of 2018

I’ve just gone to see Angels in America on Broadway in its first week of previews, and, if you can, you really should go see it.

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The Natural Beauty Edition

Slate Money on tariffs, the Seychelles, and expert networks.

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Nota bene: Ticketing Angels

One thing I love is going to the theatre on my birthday.

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Nota bene: Chris Hughes’s statistics

My review of Chris Hughes’s new book, Fair Shot, is up online and will be coming out in the print NYTBR soon.

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