Slate Money

Backdoor to Monarchy

Slate Money talks Facebook’s move to Meta, taxing billionaires, and the new Hertz-Tesla deal.


Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about Facebook’s transformation to Metaverse, how the billionaire income tax would work (and why it won’t happen), and Hertz’s new deal with Tesla.

In the Plus segment: How a butt dial blundered a coup.

Mentioned In the show:

Why Hertz’s big Tesla deal is such a blockbuster” by Rebecca Heilweil

Democrats’ billionaire tax would heavily target 10 wealthiest Americans, but alternative plan is emerging” by Jeff Stein, Andrew Van Dam and Tony Romm

How the Billionaires Income Tax Would Work” by Richard Rubin

What the Metaverse Is, Who’s in It and Why It Matters” by Nate Lanxon

Facebook’s Doppelganger ETF Rakes in Cash on Mistaken Identity” by Vildana Hajric and Claire Ballentine

Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta” by Kim Lyons

Rogers Chairman Fires Board for Firing Him for Firing CEO” by Matt Levine


Podcast production by Cheyna Roth


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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