Saturday, August 16

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The Economics of Pricelessness

How to understand the real-world value of things that are worth nothing and everything at once.

Friday, August 8

Thursday, August 7

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The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup

On Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Flickr and now Slack, a wildly popular, difficult-to-describe messaging service that has 38,000 paying subscribers just a few months after launching.

Wednesday, August 6

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Richard Branson Turns 50

Partying with a lost tycoon on his birthday.

Friday, August 1

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The Ambush at Sheridan Springs

How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.

Saturday, July 26

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Prized But Perilous Catch

Exploring the depths of the abalone black market.

Friday, July 25

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Burger King Is Run by Children

The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.

Thursday, July 24

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Sequenced in the U.S.A.

A tenth of Kannapolis, North Carolina, residents were laid off after the local textile mill closed. A billionaire bought the mill and turned it into a mecca for biotechnology and life sciences research. Now many residents are human research subjects.

Tuesday, July 22

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Dreams Incorporated

Living the Amway life.

Tuesday, July 15

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The Inside Story of Rap Genius (Annotated!)

On a $40 million raise and a fired co-founder.

Saturday, July 12

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The Voodoo of Lobster Economics

Following a lobster from sea to table.

Friday, July 11

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Waiting for Dark

On Amir Taaki and Cody Wilson, two anarchists with a history of creating controversial software, and their dream of an economy based on untraceable, uncontrollable money.