Slate Money

Slate Money

A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.... Show More

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August 24, 2019 51 min

Slate Money has been asking for your all your business and economics questions for weeks. And now it’s finally time to get some answers! Like are CDs actually useful to anyone? Are RSUs a fair form of compensation? Is the Gold Standard a dated concept? What exactly is Anna’s political philosophy?Plus: Slate Money: Succession guest Ryan McCarthy joins for a discussion of podcast recommendations!  Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guin... Read more

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Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Ryan McCarthy - who, as the former Editor in Chief of Vice, has a slightly personal connection to this episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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August 17, 2019 39 min

For a special India Edition of Slate Money, Felix, Emily and Anna are joined by economist Raghuram Rajan to talk about the economics of India and his new book The Third Pillar. And in Slate Plus: More with Raghuram Rajan.Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeckLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Don't worry, Slate Money is obsessed with Succession too. So we're going to be recapping and discussing the latest episode every week. For the season premiere, Felix and Emily are joined by journalist Edmund Lee to talk about the real world counterparts to the characters, proper yachting attire and all the best Kendall insults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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August 10, 2019 62 min

This week, Emily Peck is out, so How To! Host Charles Duhigg joins Felix Salmon and Anna Szymanski to discuss Chinese currency manipulation, the economics of agriculture, and instant payments.And in Slate Plus: The effective embargo on Venezuela.Follow: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@cduhiggProduction by Phil SurkisLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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August 3, 2019 47 min

This week, the Slate Money hosts discuss Jay Powell’s announcement that the Fed is cutting interest rates for the first time in over a decade, delve into the messed up economics of generic drugs and follow up on the whole Equifax refund debacle. And in Slate Plus: The latest college scam!Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeckLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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July 30, 2019 50 min

In this Slate Money Extra, Felix sits down with Scott Kupor, managing partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Scott and Felix discusses the world of venture capital as covered in his new book, 'Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It'. They get into the complex relationship between entrepreneurs and VCs, the question of diversity in the world of startups and reasoning behind preferred stock.Twi... Read more

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July 27, 2019 44 min

This week, Slate Money talks about Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine, the UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the truth about the safety of safe deposit boxes. Plus a cameo from Toby the Dog!Equifax Settlement- https://slate.com/technology/2019/07/equifax-settlement-money-how-to-claim.htmlEmily's Article - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sexual-harassment-ernst-young-arbitration-bill_n_5d371887e4b004b6adb65597And in the Slate Plu... Read more

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July 20, 2019 49 min

This week, the Slate Money hosts talk about Elizabeth Warren’s plan for Private Equity, the surprising effects of gentrification, and Netflix’s current downtick.And in the Slate Plus segment: Cats. Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeckPodcast production by Jessamine Molli. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega... Read more

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July 13, 2019 46 min

This week, Slate Money invites Neil Irwin, Senior Economics Correspondent for The New York Times, to the show to discuss Jeffrey Epstein, Christine Lagarde and his article on Economic Orthodoxy. And in the Slate Plus segment: Who will run the IMF now? Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck, @Neil_IrwinPodcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.... Read more

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July 6, 2019 44 min

This week, economics professor and author Emily Oster joins the Slate Money team to talk about what she learned writing her booksExpecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know andCribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool.And in the Slate Plus segment: More Emily Oster! Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,... Read more

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June 29, 2019 38 min

This week, Slate Money talks about the exit of Jony Ive, the man behind Apple’s most iconic designs, discusses the employee upset at Wayfair over the company’s involvement with detention centers and answers a listener question about the Chinese bank Baoshang.  == That Photo of Jony Ive == And in the Slate Plus segment: Billionaires and their taxes.   Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@E... Read more

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June 22, 2019 47 min

This week, Slate Money talk about Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, the merits of upzoning and the Beyond Meat IPO. And in the Slate Plus segment: The billionaire who bought Sotheby’s.  Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeckPodcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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June 15, 2019 42 min

This week, Felix, Anna and Emily discuss the issues with Youtube’s policies, how bookstoresare actually surviving the Amazon Era and the job that nobody seems to want--Well Fargo’sCEO.And in the Slate Plus segment: Why you should be careful when talking about Chinese pork.Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeckPodcast production by Jessamine Molli.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho... Read more

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June 8, 2019 51 min

This week, Slate Money talks about the latest from the Federal Reserve, why Democrats are starting to turn on tech companies and Qualcomm’s grip on the industry. Tim Lee on Qualcomm Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeckPodcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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June 1, 2019 46 min

This week, Slate Money talks about Trump’s trade wars with China and Mexico, theFiat/Chrysler Renault merger and MacKenzie Bezos’ giving pledge.Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeckPodcast production by Jessamine Molli.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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June 1, 2019 46 min

This week, Slate Money talks about Trump’s trade wars with China and Mexico, theFiat/Chrysler Renault merger and MacKenzie Bezos’ giving pledge.Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeckPodcast production by Jessamine Molli.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 25, 2019 44 min

This week, Slate Money discusses Robert Smith’s major gift to the graduating class ofMorehouse College, why office air conditioning might be a detriment to productivity and thedebate around carbon offsets.Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeckPodcast production by Jessamine Molli.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 18, 2019 43 min

This week, Slate Money discusses the question of land redistribution in South Africa, the future of real estate broker fees and goes deep on the economics of oil.And in the Slate Plus segment: The Koons Rabbit that just sold for $91 million. Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck, Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 11, 2019 55 min

It’s Slate Money’s 5th birthday! And one of the show’s original hosts, Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann, has returned to celebrate. Felix, Anna, Emily & Jordan discuss the China tariffs, long vs short term investing and the Uber IPO and driver strikes. And in the Slate Plus segment: Trump’s taxes.  Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck, @JHWeissmannPodcast production by Jessamine Molli.&n... Read more

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