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Eighties Babies Are Officially the Brokest Generation, Federal Reserve Study Concludes

Eighties Babies Are Officially the Brokest Generation, Federal Reserve Study Concludes

Right after the Great Recession, it was a little hard to tell who had it worse: Millennials or Gen X. On the one hand, those of us in our twenties and early thirties faced the dire prospect of
Save Interview

Save Interview

What better owner for a dead magazine than a dead artist? Interview magazine, a publishing lodestar of groundbreaking art direction, which has published thousands of celebrity-on-celebrity interviews,
Maybe Trump Hasn’t Driven Up the Uninsured Rate After All

Maybe Trump Hasn’t Driven Up the Uninsured Rate After All

The share of Americans without health insurance remained essentially flat last year, a newly released government survey has found, suggesting that efforts by the White House to cut back on Obamacare
Obamacare Stabilized Last Year. Then Trump Screwed Things Up.

Obamacare Stabilized Last Year. Then Trump Screwed Things Up.

One of the big early problems with Obamacare was that insurance companies couldn’t make any money off of it. They charged premiums that were too low, enrolled patients that were sicker than expected,
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

It’s commencement season, and American college campuses everywhere are threaded with long, shining lines of hatchbacks loaded up to carry graduates to their new homes. Taxis might have worked just as
Actually, the 1 Percent Are Still The Problem

Actually, the 1 Percent Are Still The Problem

One of the nice things about Occupy Wall Street was that it provided a tidy shorthand to describe the problem of income inequality at a moment when the world didn’t really have one. Today, it’s a
Why Is It So Hard to Create a Good Bank?

Why Is It So Hard to Create a Good Bank?

Most Americans hate their banks. We get hit regularly with nasty, unexpected fees; it’s almost impossible to find a sympathetic human to answer questions; and banking products are so user-unfriendly
The Most Important Questions to Ask About the Kushner 666 Fifth Ave. Deal

The Most Important Questions to Ask About the Kushner 666 Fifth Ave. Deal

Bribery, corruption, and real estate have always gone hand in hand. If I give you a suitcase containing $500,000 in cash, that’s extremely suspicious. But if I buy a property from you for $1.6
Amazon Prime Members Are Getting a Discount at Whole Foods. Here’s How It Works.

Amazon Prime Members Are Getting a Discount at Whole Foods. Here’s How It Works.

Amazon announced on Tuesday that Prime members will get a 10 percent discount on sale items at Whole Foods in addition to other weekly discounts. The deals are only available in Florida at the moment.
Wall Street Is Pouring Money Into House Flipping

Wall Street Is Pouring Money Into House Flipping

If you want the opportunity to roll your eyes and shout “what could possibly go wrong!” then check out this Wall Street Journal headline reporting: “Wall Street Is Getting In On the House Flipping

Donald Trump Has Decided a Trade War With China Is a Bad Idea After All

Back in early March, after he’d thrown financial markets for a loop by announcing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, Donald Trump shared his thoughts on trade strategy with the American people.
Sports Betting Is About to Be Legal! But … Where Exactly?

Sports Betting Is About to Be Legal! But … Where Exactly?

Long confined to Nevada—and restricted everywhere else to horse racing, which wouldn’t be any fun without it—sports betting was freed of its federal shackles on Monday by the Supreme Court. That puts
Who Says America Can’t Innovate Anymore? Behold the Braspberry.

Who Says America Can’t Innovate Anymore? Behold the Braspberry.

On taste alone, raspberries might be the perfect fruit. (Don’t @ me, strawberry stans.) But the experience of eating them has always been marred by one frustrating flaw: the anticlimactic airiness of
In Europe, They Actually Fine and Jail Misbehaving CEOs. Why Can’t We?

In Europe, They Actually Fine and Jail Misbehaving CEOs. Why Can’t We?

The FT today published a fascinating interview with Thomas Middelhoff, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the German media giant. Middelhoff became a star during the dot-com boom—his $50 million
And Now, For His Grand Finale, Paul Ryan Is Trying to Kick at Least a Million People Off of Food Stamps

And Now, For His Grand Finale, Paul Ryan Is Trying to Kick at Least a Million People Off of Food Stamps

Paul Ryan has had three overarching goals during his political career: to cut taxes on the wealthy, to cut government spending on the poor and old, and to make the needy work if they want government
Hyper Tension

Hyper Tension

Last November, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a sprawling health system that dominates much of western Pennsylvania’s health care market, announced that it would spend $2 billion to
The End Is Nigh

The End Is Nigh

This piece is part of the Slate 90, a series that examines the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector. Read all stories from the Slate 90 here, and view the Slate 90 nonprofit rankings here. American
The Disrupter

The Disrupter

This piece is part of the Slate 90, a series that examines the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector. Read all stories from the Slate 90 here, and view the Slate 90 nonprofit rankings here. There’s not
City Planning 101

City Planning 101

This piece is part of the Slate 90, a series that examines the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector. Read all stories from the Slate 90 here, and view the Slate 90 nonprofit rankings here. CAMBRIDGE,
Y, M, C—What?

Y, M, C—What?

This piece is part of the Slate 90, a series that examines the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector. Read all stories from the Slate 90 here, and view the Slate 90 nonprofit rankings here. You won’t