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Slate Money

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

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

 

#500

Bubblicious Crypto

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss the Fed raising interest rates by 75 basis points, the crypto crash, and Revlon filing for bankruptcy.  In the Plus segment: Kraken  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Jun 2022

51 MINS

51:40

18 Jun 2022


#499

Bad Vibes Economics

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss everyone’s premature bad vibes about the economy right now, financial literacy programs in high schools, and Larry Ellison’s Hawaiian island. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jun 2022

50 MINS

50:28

11 Jun 2022


#498

Happy Platy Jubes!

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s exit from Meta, how the war in Ukraine is affecting the international food supply, and Queen Elizabeth’s Platy Jubes. In the Plus segment: Emily nerds out on the CPI Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Jun 2022

40 MINS

40:20

04 Jun 2022


#497

The Man Who Broke Capitalism

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) talk to David Gelles of the New York Times about his new book [The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America—and How to Undo His Legacy] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/198217644X/?tag=slatmaga-20) . They discuss the infamous former CEO of GE and his lasting negative effect on the American corporate landscape.  In the Plus segment: More with David Gelles.  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. David Gelles is an author and a correspondent on the Climate desk at the New York Times. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 May 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:38

28 May 2022


#496

That's Not ESG

This week,  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) ,  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and  [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers)  talk about Tesla dropping out of the ESG index, Grubhub’s disastrous promo, and Tiktok’s terrible worker conditions.    In the Plus segment: The going rate of a lost tooth.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 May 2022

47 MINS

47:26

21 May 2022


#495

The Brady Supply Shock

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) talk about the latest big meltdown in the cryptomarket, the ongoing baby formula shortage, and the economics of hiring Tom Brady. In the Plus segment: The recent sale of one of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe paintings. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 May 2022

39 MINS

39:36

14 May 2022


#494

From What’s Your Problem?: Becoming a Dog Ramp Mogul

We're sharing a special preview of the new podcast, What’s Your Problem? from Pushkin Industries. What’s Your Problem? explains the problems really smart people are trying to solve right now, from creating a drone delivery service to building a car that can truly drive itself. Jacob Goldstein, former host of Planet Money, talks with innovators about the future they’re trying to build – and the problems they have to solve to get there. In this preview, Jacob talks with Ramon van Meer, who is trying to figure out how to grow a niche business (ramps for wiener dogs!) when a pandemic blows up your supply chain. You can listen to What’s Your Problem at [https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/wypmoney] (https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/wypmoney) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 May 2022

12 MINS

12:44

12 May 2022


#493

37.8% Scammier

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) and [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) talk about the Fed’s half point interest rate hike, big business’s dance around future abortion ban implications, and the wild west of newly, unregulated art auctions. In the Plus segment: More overseas investors jump on board with Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 May 2022

53 MINS

53:44

07 May 2022


#492

Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Bonfire of the Vanities

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) ,  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. [Taffy Brodesser-Akner] (http://www.taffyakner.com/) , journalist and author of the novel turned soon-to-be television show,  [Fleishman Is in Trouble] (https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/41880602-fleishman-is-in-trouble) joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1990 dark comedy  [The Bonfire of the Vanities] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099165/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0) . They get into why Emily hated this movie, the differences between the movie and the book, and all the racism. Plus, there’s some behind-the-scenes industry talk. Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 May 2022

53 MINS

53:29

03 May 2022


#491

Everything Is Market Manipulation

This week,  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon)  and  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck)  and  [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers)  talk about what’s happening with Disney and the Reedy Creek improvement district, Elon Musk’s alignment with the far right, and the criminal charges filed against Archegos founder, Bill Hwang.  In the Plus segment: All about tipping. Mentioned In the Show:  “ [Let’s Be Clear About What It’s Like to Be Harassed on Twitter] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/opinion/elon-musk-twitter-cesspool.html) ” by Elizabeth Spiers “ [Disney Strategy Is to Stay Silent to Soften Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Blow] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/disney-strategy-is-to-stay-silent-to-soften-florida-gov-ron-desantiss-blow-11651089850) ” by Robbie Whelan “ [Elon Musk Might Break Twitter. Maybe That’s a Good Thing] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/elon-musk-might-break-twitter-maybe-thats-a-good-thing/id1548604447?i=1000559080997) ” by The Ezra Klein Show   Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Apr 2022

51 MINS

51:08

30 Apr 2022


#490

Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Office Space

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. [Cardiff Garcia] (https://twitter.com/CardiffGarcia?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , co-founder of Bazaar Audio, joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1999 cult classic, Office Space. They get into how office life has changed since the movie’s premier, whether Peter would actually make a good manager, and poor, poor Milton. Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Apr 2022

51 MINS

51:53

26 Apr 2022


#489

Two Scaramuccis

This week,  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon)  and  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck)  and  [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers)  talk about the shakeup in the streaming world with Netflix considering ads and CNN+ folding, the end of the public transportation mask mandate, and inflation.  In the Plus segment: Elon Musk, one more time. Mentioned In the Show:  “ [Netflix, Facing Reality Check, Vows to Curb Its Profligate Ways] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/netflix-facing-reality-check-subscriber-loss-stock-plummet-cut-costs-vows-to-curb-its-profligate-ways-11650547424) ” by Joe Flint “ [Inattention and Prices Over Time: Experimental Evidence from ‘The Price Is Right’ (1972-2019)] (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3469008) ” by Jonathan Hartley “ [Musk’s Twitter funding is secured] (https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/elon-musk-secures-twitter-funding?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&share_id=7016151&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=Protocol) ” by Issie Lapowsky   Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Apr 2022

52 MINS

52:26

23 Apr 2022


#488

Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) ,  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Former Slate editor Jared Hohlt joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1999 thriller  [The Talented Mr. Ripley] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134119/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0) …along with another movie! They get into the sexual politics of the movie and the furniture in it, how the movie stacks up against the Patricia Highsmith novel it’s based on, and get into the 1975 grift movie, Fox and His Friends.  Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Apr 2022

52 MINS

52:14

19 Apr 2022


#487

They’re Big and They’re 99 Cents

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) and [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) talk about whether or not Elon Musk will really take over Twitter, how AriZona Iced Tea holds inflation at bay, and why office perks are basically carnival prizes minus the fun.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Apr 2022

53 MINS

53:59

16 Apr 2022


#486

Slate Money Goes to the Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Author and algorithmic auditor  [Cathy O’Neil] (https://twitter.com/mathbabedotorg?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)  joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. They talk about whether Jimmy Stewart is too entitled to be this upset, the banks of the 1940s, and the finances of heaven.  Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Apr 2022

45 MINS

45:48

12 Apr 2022


#485

The Edit Button

This week,  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon)  and  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck)  and  [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers)  talk about Elon Musk taking a board seat on Twitter, a Staten Island Amazon warehouse’s successful unionization, and whether individuals sending money to Ukraine is helpful.   In the Plus segment: Felix is bad at hotdesking.  Mentioned In the Show:  “ [Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace] (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/technology/inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-in-a-bruising-workplace.html?_r=0) ” by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld “ [Worker-to-Worker Organizing May Finally Have Its Moment] (https://tcf.org/content/commentary/worker-to-worker-organizing-may-finally-have-its-moment/?agreed=1&agreed=1) ” by Steven Greenhouse “ [Jamie Dimon to Work-From-Homers: You Win] (https://therealdeal.com/2022/04/04/jamie-dimon-to-work-from-homers-you-win/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=article_aside&utm_campaign=trd_list_posts&utm_content=trending_now) ” by Holden Walter-Warner “ [Amazon Workers’ Union Victory is Turbocharging a New Labor Movement] (https://www.axios.com/amazon-union-vote-starbucks-labor-jobs-1473630d-f313-4ce5-a7c2-296c8864a237.html) ” by Emily Peck “ [How Governments Are Multiplying Aid to Ukraine] (https://www.axios.com/ukraine-aid-governments-88407a99-6525-4441-9fb0-6c8593d3f1ba.html) ” by Felix Salmon Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Apr 2022

47 MINS

47:36

09 Apr 2022


#484

Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Big City

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. [Shazna Nessa] (https://twitter.com/shazna)  of The Wall Street Journal joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1963 Bengali film, The Big City. They talk about how the feminist themes resonate today, what makes it an “art house” film, and why the ending seems like a low point, but doesn’t feel like one.   Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Apr 2022

43 MINS

43:20

05 Apr 2022


#483

Yachts Are Overrated

This week,  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon)  and  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck)  are joined by Slate  [Pay Dirt] (https://slate.com/business/pay-dirt)  columnist,  [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) . They talk about how women (mostly college educated) might be doing okay in the workforce, and what happened when Barclays didn’t check the right box and Axie Infinity didn’t notice it didn’t have an SEC shelf registration.  In the Plus segment: The inflation and war nexus with gas prices. Mentioned In the Show:  “ [Young women earn more than men in 16 U.S. cities] (https://www.axios.com/young-women-earn-more-than-men-in-16-us-cities-90104fe4-ee22-4d4f-87fb-6a1348734776.html) ” by Emily Peck  “ [Research: College-educated women did not leave labor force during pandemic] (https://www.axios.com/women-college-work-force-covid-pandemic-27de12be-4608-4166-844b-7bbb88172043.html) ” by Emily Peck  “ [Understanding the economic impact of COVID-19 on women] (https://www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/understanding-the-economic-impact-of-covid-19-on-women/) ” by Claudia Goldin “ [Mississippi passes equal pay law with loopholes] (https://www.axios.com/mississippi-passes-equal-pay-law-loopholes-763c885a-ab2f-49f3-9d79-10eced0a8265.html) ” by Emily Peck  “ [Credit Suisse faces US probe after telling investors to ‘destroy documents’ linked to oligarch yacht loans] (https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/28/business/credit-suisse-oligarch-probe/index.html) ” by Matt Egan Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Apr 2022

52 MINS

52:04

02 Apr 2022


#482

Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Jackie Brown

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Author and businessman,  [Ben Horowitz] (https://twitter.com/bhorowitz)  joins Felix and Emily to talk about the quietest Quentin Tarantino movie, Jackie Brown. They get into Ordell Robbie’s bad retirement plan, the romance of Jackie Brown and Max Cherry, and why you need to re-watch it when you’re old.  Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks  [Avast.com] (https://www.avast.com/) ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Mar 2022

47 MINS

47:01

29 Mar 2022


#481

The Bond King

This week,  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon)  and  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck)  are joined by  [Mary Childs] (https://twitter.com/mdc) , host of NPR’s Planet Money to talk about her upcoming book,  [The Bond King] (http://www.marychilds.com/thebondking) , the exodus of Midtown’s working population, and Grimes’s confession to DDoS-ing the music blog “Hipster Runoff.” In the Plus segment: Behind the scenes of Mary’s publication journey. Mentioned In the Show:  “ [Midtown Manhattan With Fewer Office Workers: Imagining the Unthinkable] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/midtown-manhattan-with-fewer-office-workers-imagining-the-unthinkable-11647941402) ” by Kate King, Roque Ruiz, and Konrad Putzier  “ [’I actually go canceled for this’ Grimes Reflects on 10 Moments from Her Life] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv5UUH4cZeU&t=138s) ” by Vanity Fair Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks  [Avast.com] (https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#mac) !  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Mar 2022

53 MINS

53:56

26 Mar 2022