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No Mercy No Malice

The economic flood gates are about to open wide

A huge ocean wave breaks along the coast.
A huge ocean wave breaks along the coast.
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Money Talks

Welcome to the new tragedy of the commons

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Number Crunch

Forget ‘Titanic’. ‘Ever Given’ is the maritime blockbuster we need


How the ‘Technoking’ imbues assets with value in the same way medieval kings would

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award 2020
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award 2020
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Without major platform overhauls, the creator’s gold rush will come to an end

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Adult woman preparing a meal and chopping fresh ingredients in front of a video camera on a tripod.
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NUMBER CRUNCH

The other half of their stimulus will obviously go toward avocado toast

An illustration of the Number Crunch logo next to the text “50%: The share of their stimulus checks that half of American 25–34-year-olds plan to spend on stocks. Source: Deutsche Bank” with an illustration of a check and a positive trending graph below it.
An illustration of the Number Crunch logo next to the text “50%: The share of their stimulus checks that half of American 25–34-year-olds plan to spend on stocks. Source: Deutsche Bank” with an illustration of a check and a positive trending graph below it.


Money Talks

The latest collectible boom is fueled by speculators, not enthusiasts

An illustration mock-up of a phone with an Ethereum “coin” in a Bubble-Bobble style game design. The coin is pointed at a variety of bubbles that contain different art icons or internet memes.
An illustration mock-up of a phone with an Ethereum “coin” in a Bubble-Bobble style game design. The coin is pointed at a variety of bubbles that contain different art icons or internet memes.
Illustration: Quickhoney for Marker


Number Crunch

Women economists get far more scrutiny for their work than their male peers

Number Crunch logo above a generally downward trending line graph next to the text “12%: How many more questions female economists are asked at conferences than male economists. Source: The New York Times”
Number Crunch logo above a generally downward trending line graph next to the text “12%: How many more questions female economists are asked at conferences than male economists. Source: The New York Times”


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Reddit’s WallStreetBets isn’t the only online hangout for passionate amateur traders

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The Discord app displayed on the screen of an iPhone.
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