Listen to Episode 3 of Slate Money:
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, we discuss Credit Suisse’s guilty plea on charges it helped Americans evade taxes and whether it means large banks are no longer too big to jail. Then, a look at how reparations to descendants of slaves might work, following Ta-Nehisi Coates’ important Atlantic article on the subject. And we ask whether it’s appropriate for former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke to accept six-figure speaking fees from banks and hedge funds.
Felix mentions Jessica Pressier’s New York Magazine article about the Internet startup Washio.
Slate Money will appear every Saturday in the Slate Daily Podcast and its own feed (links above).
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.