Slate Money

The Racist History of Patents and Innovation

Lisa D. Cook stops by to talk about innovation, patents, and IP.


Episode Notes

Economics professor Lisa D. Cook stops by to discuss her New York Times article on the wide-ranging economic impact of discrimination, the racist history of patents and innovation, and vaccine IP questions.

In the Plus Segment: Mobile money.


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.