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The Collapse of the American Dream

Read a transcript of the United States of Debt’s fifth episode, which looks at aftermath of the foreclosure crisis.

Aug. 11 2016 5:12 PMWhy a Clean Bill of Health Is Costly in AmericaRead a transcript of the United States of Debt’s fourth episode, which looks at surprise medical bills and rising health care costs.
July 12 2016 1:19 PMHow the Student Loan Crisis Affects You Even If You Don’t Have Any LoansIn Episode 3, the United States of Debt looks at the high cost of student loans and how they burden everybody.
May 19 2016 4:35 PMWhy Do We Use Credit Cards So Much?The second episode of the United States of Debt looks at America’s love affair with plastic.
Dec. 15 2015 10:00 AMSlate Voice: “Plush Life”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern reads his study of why people lost their minds over Beanie Babies. 
April 6 2015 12:17 PMThe “How Does a Customs Broker Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Larry Lieberman about his workday.
July 12 2016 1:25 PMHow Are Student Loans Forcing Us All to Pay the High Cost of Education? Read a transcript of the United States of Debt’s third episode, which looks the high cost of student loans.
May 19 2016 4:35 PMWhy Do We Use Credit Cards So Much? An Episode 2 Transcript.Read a transcript of the second episode of the United States of Debt, which looks at America’s love affair with plastic.
May 2 2016 3:49 PMWhy We Borrow So Much Money: Episode 1 TranscriptRead a transcript of the first episode of the United States of Debt, a Slate Academy.
April 23 2015 3:34 PMTab Roulette!Slate’s business and tech writers share what they’re reading, whether they want to or not.
March 27 2015 5:16 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.