Financial gobbledygook, corporate "living wills" vs. "Too Big to Fail" and the estate of Robert Rauschenberg on Slate Money.
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Aug. 9 2014 7:00 AM

Slate Money: The Impenetrable Business Jargon Edition

Listen to Slate’s show on financial gobbledygook, corporate "living wills" vs. "Too Big to Fail" and the battle over the estate of Robert Rauschenberg.


Listen to Episode 14 of Slate Money:

On this week's episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University, and Slate's Jordan Weissmann discuss the use and abuse of jargon in business and finance, regulators’ demands that financial institutions rewrite their figurative "living wills," and the battle over the literal estate of the artist Robert Rauschenberg.


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Cathy O'Neil is a former hedge fund quant and blogger at

Felix Salmon is a senior editor at Fusion.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.

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