The High Cost of UnemploymentIt hurts the morale of a nation’s citizens, and austerity is no solution
Obama Needs a New Deal“Hope” and “change” are so 2008. Obama needs a better way to describe his second-term vision.
Narrative Over NumbersIt has been a long time since Americans have been this depressed about the economy.
Insuring Against Economic CollapseHow Japan and other nations can soften the blow when economic growth slows.
The Right Way to Do StimulusRaising taxes would lead to more spending and more demand. Really.
Deluded About DebtHow one misleading statistic has made investors, and politicians, irrationally afraid of debt.
The Next Bubble: FarmlandAll the usual signs are in place for a continued increase in the price of agricultural real estate.
TODAY IN SLATE
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.
Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.