Wednesday, April 3

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The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency

A cultural history of Bitcoin and what happened when the nascent virtual currency began to be covered by the mainstream media.

Thursday, March 28

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Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in?

A former Facebook executive critiques Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” movement.

Wednesday, March 27

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Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

A profile of organizational psychologist Adam Grant, who argues that the key to success comes from helping others.

Sunday, March 24

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Unfit for Work

On the skyrocketing number of Americans on disability—14 million at last count, with payouts topping those for food stamps and welfare combined—and what it means for the U.S. economy.

Monday, March 18

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Food Stamps Put Rhode Island Town on Monthly Boom-and-Bust Cycle

The economics of Woonsocket, where one-third of residents rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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The Miner’s Daughter

A profile of Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia.

Saturday, March 16

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Greed Is Groupon

The daily deals company turned down a $6 billion offer from Google and went public. Now its stock is down 80% and its founder/CEO has been fired. On Groupon’s failed strategy and tenuous future.

Friday, March 15

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A Tale of Two Londons

“We can conclude at least two things with certainty about the tenants of One Hyde Park: they are extremely wealthy, and most of them don’t want you to know who they are and how they got their money.”

Thursday, March 14

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Tuesday, March 12

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The Big Short War

On a battle between billionaire hedge-funders.

Sunday, March 10

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Prince Alwaleed and the Curious Case of Kingdom Holding Stock

Investigating an insecure billionaire’s true worth.