Listen to Episode 37 of Slate’s The Gist:
On today’s Gist, the stock market’s volatility, or fear, index called the VIX is about as low as it can get, but maybe that’s a bad thing? Broker David Siegel from MPS Global Securities explains why traders are freaking out over this lack of volatility. Then, Adam Davidson from Planet Money shares an unpopular solution to the housing shortage in New York that economists hate talking about. In today’s Spiel, can this great chant save Team USA?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.