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The Price You Pay for College

Ron Lieber joins to talk about his new book on cost of college and vaccine logistics.


Episode Notes

Ron Lieber of The New York Times joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski to talk about his book The Price You Pay for College on the economics of higher education and how to work within the (terrible) system to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the Slate Plus segment: Pardons.


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.