Slate Money

The Jeff Bezos’ Midlife Crisis Edition

The Slate Money hosts talk Judy Shelton, antitrust investigations, and JEDI.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss Judy Shelton, Trump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, tech antitrust investigations, and the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract.

Discussed in this episode: “Behind Amazon’s HQ2 Fiasco: Jeff Bezos Was Jealous of Elon Musk

In the Slate Plus segment: Wells Fargo ends forced arbitration for sexual harassment.


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.


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.

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