Slate Money

The Meritocracy Trap Edition

The Slate Money hosts are joined by Yale’s Daniel Markovits to discuss his new book.


Episode Notes

This week Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits joins Emily and Felix to discuss his new book, The Meritocracy Trap; the MIT Media Lab and Jeffrey Epstein; and Volfefe.

Plus: Bill Gates.


About the Show

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

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  • Emily Peck is a veteran journalist who has worked as a writer and editor at national outlets like HuffPost, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Lawyer.

  • Felix Salmon is a host of the Slate Money podcast.