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Having Children Is Hard

Slate money talks the jobs report and birth rates, the Gates divorce, and Facebook bans.

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Episode Notes

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the disappointing jobs report and how it relates to falling birth rates, the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce news and Trump’s Facebook ban.

In the Plus segment: The Peloton treadmill recall.

Mentioned in the show:

The Great Birth Rate Freak-Out” by Jill Filipovic

MIT Media Lab director resigns over financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein” by Felix Salmon for Axios

How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein” by Ronan Farrow for the New Yorker


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.


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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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