Slate Money

The Iberian Siestas Edition

The ethics of CEOs having relationships with subordinates, the economic benefits of sleep, and the allure of private money.

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Episode Notes

On Slate Money this week:

• CEOs being fired for consensual relationships with subordinates, including, this week, Steve Easterbrook of McDonald’s
• Austin Frakt’s New York Times story about sleep being good for your salary
• Felix’s Axios piece on the allure of private money.

And in the Slate Plus segment: Saudi Aramco’s plans to go public


Podcast production by Phil Surkis.


About the Show

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

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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.

  • Anna Szymanski is a columnist at Reuters Breakingviews. She previously worked in emerging markets investment and is a CFA charterholder.