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Forget Reagan: Four Reasons the TSA Could Stop Working Tomorrow

Forget Reagan: Four Reasons the TSA Could Stop Working Tomorrow

Tuesday will mark one month in the shutdown of the U.S. government, with no end in sight. Federal workers are lining up for food in Washington. More than 400,000 government employees have worked that
How Does a Museum Store Marketer Do Her Job?

How Does a Museum Store Marketer Do Her Job?

Listen to Working via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. On the last episode of Working at MOMA, we are, quite appropriately, exiting through the gift shop. Though, in
The Bad Deals Edition

The Bad Deals Edition

Listen to Slate Money via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. On this week’s episode Slate Money talks about Vanguard’s founder, discusses the latest in Brexit woes, and takes
The Lesson of Wealthy Americans’ Rich History of Dodging Super High Income Tax Rates

The Lesson of Wealthy Americans’ Rich History of Dodging Super High Income Tax Rates

As you’ve probably been reminded umpteen times this month (grazie, AOC), the top U.S. income tax rate used to be vastly higher than today’s. It maxed out at around 90 percent during the Eisenhower
Student Debt Is Indeed Hurting Homeownership, Federal Reserve Study Finds

Student Debt Is Indeed Hurting Homeownership, Federal Reserve Study Finds

Student debt has obviously forced some number of young adults to either delay or give up on homeownership. But how many, exactly? A group of economists from the Federal Reserve Board have taken a stab
Cities Used to Help All Americans Find Prosperity. Not Anymore.

Cities Used to Help All Americans Find Prosperity. Not Anymore.

One way economists have made sense of the growing divide in the United States is by looking at mobility, or the lack thereof: 11 percent of Americans moved last year, the lowest rate on record. At the
No, a Panel of Respected Economists Did Not Just Dismiss AOC’s 70 Percent Tax Plan

No, a Panel of Respected Economists Did Not Just Dismiss AOC’s 70 Percent Tax Plan

Did a panel of respected economists just dismiss the idea of raising the top income tax rate to 70 percent? If you happened to be on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, you might have noticed a poll
California Could Use PG&E’s Failure to Get Wildfire-Prone Areas Off the Grid

California Could Use PG&E’s Failure to Get Wildfire-Prone Areas Off the Grid

Pacific Gas and Electric—the investor-owned utility that provides electricity and gas for approximately 16 million people across Northern California—announced Monday that it plans to file for
Wired Very Quietly Laid Off Five Journalists Last Week

Wired Very Quietly Laid Off Five Journalists Last Week

On Thursday, Wired magazine called an all-hands meeting on the day its newsroom moved to a different floor of One World Trade Center, the headquarters of its parent company Condé Nast. At the meeting,
How Do an Art Handler and a Museum Registrar Do Their Jobs?

How Do an Art Handler and a Museum Registrar Do Their Jobs?

Listen to Working via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. Of all the people who work at MOMA, very few who get as up close and personal with the artwork as the museum’s art
The WeBurnout Edition

The WeBurnout Edition

Listen to Slate Money via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. On this week’s episode: Millennial burnout, odd rebranding efforts, and the World Bank, with Felix Salmon, Anna
California Used to Classify Bus Lanes and Bike Racks as Bad for the Environment. Not Anymore.

California Used to Classify Bus Lanes and Bike Racks as Bad for the Environment. Not Anymore.

For decades, California’s landmark environmental law has required a peculiar standard of new transportation and development projects: that they not create more traffic. In principle, this provision,
Crowded Cities Short on Housing Are Looking to Turn Water Into Land

Crowded Cities Short on Housing Are Looking to Turn Water Into Land

Buy land, the old adage goes: They’re not making it anymore. It’s never been true (Boston and New Orleans were built on water), and it’s never been less true than right now. Fast-growing cities in the
How Does a Museum Event Planner Do Her Job?

How Does a Museum Event Planner Do Her Job?

Listen to Working via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. Like any museum of its scale, MoMA relies on major donations. Which means, of course, throwing major events to
The God Save Texas Edition

The God Save Texas Edition

Listen to Slate Money via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. Slate Money talks Texas: tech and entrepreneurship, affordable housing and zoning, and the long history of oil in
With More Tourists Than Residents, Venice Will Start Charging an Entry Fee

With More Tourists Than Residents, Venice Will Start Charging an Entry Fee

Overwhelmed by tourists, Venice plans to resurrect a popular policy from medieval Europe: charging an entry toll. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro says the so-called landing fee will help pay for the upkeep of
Cuomo Scraps Years of Prep for an Untested Plan to Avert L Train Shutdown in New York City

Cuomo Scraps Years of Prep for an Untested Plan to Avert L Train Shutdown in New York City

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans on Thursday to cancel New York City’s L train shutdown, after hundreds of city and state employees spent years preparing for the 15-month closure of a subway
Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

CHICAGO—That the Chicago River is reborn, that its tree-shaded promenades are thronged with strolling families, that new buildings turn toward the water and old buildings have opened new windows to
How Does a Museum’s Building Manager Do His Job?

How Does a Museum’s Building Manager Do His Job?

Listen to Working via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. Nelson Nieves has never been especially interested in art, yet he has one of the single most important jobs at New
The Valley of Genius Edition

The Valley of Genius Edition

Listen to Slate Money via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. On this week’s episode, Slate money talks with Adam Fisher about his book, Valley of Genius, an oral history of