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Are SPACs Scams?

Slate Money talks AMC, WFH, and SPACs.

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Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about AMC’s meme stock moment and the pros and cons of working from home. Then, Charles Duhigg of the New Yorker and Slate’s How To! podcast, joins to talk about his recent article on Chamath Palihapitiya.

In the Plus segment: The latest jobs report.

Mentioned in the show:
Employees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home,” by Anders Melin and Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou for Bloomberg

Commuting is Psychological Torture,” by Luke O’Neil

The Pied Piper of SPACs,” by Charles Duhigg for the New Yorker

America’s Cruel Unemployment Experiment,” by Emily Stewart for Vox


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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