Slate Money

Yachts Are Overrated

Slate Money talks the state of women in the workforce, the Axie hack, and the Barclays mistake.


Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Slate Pay Dirt columnist, Elizabeth Spiers. They talk about how women (mostly college educated) might be doing okay in the workforce, and what happened when Barclays didn’t check the right box and Axie Infinity didn’t notice it didn’t have an SEC shelf registration.

In the Plus segment: The inflation and war nexus with gas prices.

Mentioned In the Show: 

Young women earn more than men in 16 U.S. cities” by Emily Peck

Research: College-educated women did not leave labor force during pandemic” by Emily Peck

Understanding the economic impact of COVID-19 on women” by Claudia Goldin

Mississippi passes equal pay law with loopholes” by Emily Peck

Credit Suisse faces US probe after telling investors to ‘destroy documents’ linked to oligarch yacht loans” by Matt Egan


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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  • Emily Peck is a veteran journalist who has worked as a writer and editor at national outlets like HuffPost, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Lawyer.

  • Felix Salmon is a host of the Slate Money podcast.