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.


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, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael.

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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.