Slate Money

The Weirdo Camp

Slate Money talks billionaire taxes, Uber, and Bitcoin.


Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the ProPublica report on the tax returns of U.S. billionaires, how Uber prices are changing and what that means, and the consequences of Bitcoin becoming legal tender in El Salvador.

In the Plus segment: unemployment insurance fraud.

Mentioned in the show:

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax,” by Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen, and Paul Kiel for ProPublica

We Ran the Treasury Department. This Is How to Fix Tax Evasion.” by Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin, and Lawrence H. Summers for the New York Times

Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy” by Kevin Roose for the New York Times

Cryptocurrency Comes to Retirement Plans as Coinbase Teams Up With 401(k) Provider,” by Anne Tergesen for the Wall Street Journal

There’s a New Vision for Crypto, and It’s Wildly Different From Bitcoin” by Joe Weisenthal for Bloomberg

Half of the Pandemic’s Unemployment Money May Have Been Stolen,” by Felix Salmon for Axios


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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