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Ban the Bra!

Slate Money talks the current uncertainty of the pandemic’s next wave, fast fashion, and Reddit going public.


Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the psychic weight of another COVID wave and what it means for the economy, the environmental and employee problems with fast fashion, and what to expect now that Reddit is going public.

In the Plus segment: The Block vs Block fight.

Mentioned In the show: 

’I Was Wrong’: Omicron Wrecks CEOs’ Plans for Office Return” by Jennifer Surane and Angelica LaVito

The End of a Return-to-Office Date” by Emma Goldberg

How Shein beat Amazon at its own game—and reinvented fast fashion” by Louise Matsakis, Meaghan Tobin, and Wency Chen*


Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.

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Correction, Dec. 20, 2021: This show page originally misstated the names of the authors of a Rest of World story referenced in the episode.


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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