Slate Money talks criminal justice data and the role of philanthropy post-Trump.

Slate Money on Philanthropy in the Age of Trump

Slate Money on Philanthropy in the Age of Trump

Slate’s weekly business and finance podcast.
Nov. 28 2016 9:22 AM

The Optimism Edition

Slate Money discusses the economics of philanthropy.


Listen to Episode No. 133 of Slate Money:


On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion; Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction; and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss the economics of philanthropy with Laura Arnold, co-chairwoman of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

Topics discussed on today’s show include:

  • Criminal justice data and algorithms
  • The responsibility of philanthropy
  • Philanthropy in the age of Trump

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Production by Veralyn Williams and Mary Wilson.

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

Felix Salmon is a journalist.

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