Mark Gimein

Mark Gimein is a New York-based writer.

Hey, Wait A Minute
May 1 2008 5:22 PMIs India More Equal Than the United States?Inequality is important, but the way we measure it is stupid.
April 24 2008 11:25 AMInside the Liar's LoanHow the mortgage industry nurtured deceit.
April 14 2008 5:09 PMWhy I Love the TaxmanOwe the government money? The IRS could be your best friend.
April 4 2008 11:42 AMCountrywide Wants To Sell You a HouseThe foreclosure boom means they're the seller, the lender, and maybe even the appraiser. Would you buy a home that way?
April 30 2008 4:25 PMStop Blaming the InsurersIt's not them. It's us. Exposing three myths about the costs of private health insurance.
April 15 2008 8:12 AMHere Comes the Next Mortgage CrisisSubprime was just the beginning. Wait until California's prime borrowers start handing their keys to the bank.
Everyday Economics
April 9 2008 4:23 PMThe Eligible-Bachelor ParadoxHow economics and game theory explain the shortage of available, appealing men.



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.