Listen to Episode No. 58 of Slate Money:
On this week’s episode, Slate Money doubles down on Jordans, as special guest Jordan Ellenberg of the University of Wisconsin’s math department joins Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann and (non-Jordan) Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org to discuss:
- What a new decision in California means for the question of whether Uber drivers are contractors or employees.
- Academia’s tenure system: What it is, why it exists, and how it’s changing.
- The lottery—and the rare case in which it actually made economic, rational sense to play (as chronicled in Ellenberg’s book How Not to Be Wrong.)
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