Listen to Episode 29 of Slate Money:
On Episode 29 of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org, and Jordan Weissmann of Slate’s Moneybox discuss charities as venture capitalists, in the wake of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s $3 billion profit from a very expensive drug. And, Uber is disrupting the taxi business—and tracking your movements using a “God Mode” function. Plus: Abenomics and our numbers round.
Here are links to some of the topics mentioned during this week's show:
- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s $3.3 billion deal for selling royalty rights for drugs to treat the disease
- Felix’s story for Fusion.net about Uber, “The Coming Era of Privacy Scandals.”
- How “pay for performance” contracts with doctors could have a detrimental affect on health care.
- On Slate’s Moneybox, Jordan digs into the $400 million figure cited by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in his recent op-ed about sports gambling.