Slate’s mistakes for the week of Jan. 1.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 1

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 1

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 5 2018 4:00 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Jan. 5 Brow Beat, Chau Tu misspelled the last name of Columbia Business School’s Matthew Quint.

In a Jan. 5 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann understated the percentage of stocks owned by America's wealthiest families. NYU Economist Edward Wolffe's finding is that the top 10 percent of households own 84 percent of all stock, including stocks held in 401(k)s and IRAs.


In a Jan. 4 Brow Beat, Aisha Harris misspelled actress Laurie Metcalf’s last name.

In a Jan. 3 Brow Beat, Sarah Weinman misstated that the Sue Grafton character Henry lived in a converted garage. It was Kinsey Millhone who lived in the converted garage; Henry, her landlord, lived in the house.

In a Jan. 3 Movies, Andrew Kahn misidentified the rank of Star Wars character Holdo. She’s a vice admiral, not a general.

In a Jan. 1 Better Life Lab, Jessica Mason misstated that New Yorkers would pay a share of their paycheck into a state trust fund that would cover their future paid leave. The share of their paycheck pays for the insurance premium on policies that cover their future paid leave.

In a Dec. 14 Science, Neel V. Patel misstated that Boeing doesn't have lunar plans. Boeing has no surface lunar plans.

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