My friend Manu Saadia has a thing where he starts a bunch of his tweets with the phrase “I am going to say something very controversial but”. Once you …
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Hi friends! I ended up taking a break from this newsletter for the summer, at the end of which I got a job as the chief financial correspondent for Axi…
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I don’t love talking about myself, or what I’m up to. (That’s why I created @felixbot, separate from my main @felixsalmon feed, just to tweet myself: i…
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Numbers appear on top of each other in all manner of contexts, from sports scores to menus to those incomprehensibly dry data tables at the back of aca…
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I had two indelibly memorable experiences the last time I traveled to Montreal, just over a year ago. One was a truly spectacular meal at Joe Beef; the…
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It’s National Wine Day today, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. But by request, I’ll share three good wines: Red: François Moutard’s Hérisson P…
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The two most valuable artworks at the big Sotheby’s evening sale on Monday were both acquired at auction not so long ago. The big Modigliani nude, whic…
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In my last note I worried, not very much, about journalistic purity, and wondered why Business Insider was disinterring so many old stories about Jeff …
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Vanity Fair is putting up a paywall -- the increasingly universal signifier of quality independent editorial which can’t survive on ad revenue alone. A…
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New York congestion pricing is dead, again. As the NYT headline put it, “Congestion Pricing Plan for Manhattan Ran Into Politics. Politics Won.” The la…
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This is the photo that Josh Brown, the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, used atop a recent post carrying the headline “Discipline Equals Freedom”: Th…
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Every so often, after eating too much pizza or chocolate cake, I’ll feel guilty and remorseful, and I’ll want to make up for it by eating something hea…
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