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Money Talks

Microsoft Bought a $7.5 Billion Security Blanket

The massive deal for Bethesda exposes the fallacy of ownership and the anxiety of a giant

Illustration: Delcan & Co. and Chanyu Chen

Money Talks is a column that explores what happens when business, the economy, and culture collide.

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James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

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I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.