Say Bom Dia to Brazilian BusinessesTheir economy is strong, and they're buying U.S. companies.
Austerity Now!Can the United States and Europe cut their way to economic prosperity? Probably not.
How To Punish BPFine? Boycott? Lawsuit? What's the best way to make the company pay for the oil spill?
Coalition of the SwillingAuthor Daniel Okrent discusses America's failed experiment with Prohibition.
Stop Complaining, Wall StreetThe Senate reform bill is much kinder to the finance industry than it deserves.
The 18-Wheeler RecoveryWhat trucking statistics—yes, trucking—can tell us about the economy.
The $2.3 Trillion Garage SaleCan the Fed unload all the assets it acquired during the meltdown without crashing Wall Street again?
The Greatest Energy Saver of Them AllThe one thing that will reduce U.S. energy use more than all Priuses, CFLs, and solar panels combined.
The Ash EconomyHow the volcano eruption exposed the vulnerability of the global supply chain.
BP—Blah PerformancePresident Obama's Oval Office speech was almost lousy enough to make you miss George W. Bush.
The Loneliness of the American Soccer FanThe world's most popular sport is on the rise in the United States—and my neighbors still couldn't care less about the World Cup.
How To Punish BPYour most creative, incisive, and sadistic ideas for how to make the company suffer.
Giving Credit Where Credit Is DueThe most damaged part of the American economy—consumer credit—may finally be recovering.
The Greek DramaHow Greece's efforts solve its fiscal crisis may have caused a market crisis.
The Stock Market Who Cried WolfA brief history of alarmist—and wrong—Wall Street predictions about the effect of new regulations.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.
Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?
The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas
Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister
Mad About Modi Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.
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The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Social Outcasts Republican candidates are retreating from debates on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.
Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.