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In the 1950s, the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland was, as it had been for centuries, one of the richest fisheries in the world, home to a massive and endlessly replenished population of cod. The fishery provided food for people across North America, and jobs to tens of…

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If every era has its quintessential collectible, something that speaks to the historical moment and becomes a seeming route to riches, ours is clearly the “non-fungible token” (or NFT). Over the past year, NFTs — which include, among other things pieces of digital art, digital cards featuring NBA highlights, and…

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With the stocks of GameStop, AMC, Nokia and others tumbling back to reality — down some 65% from their recent highs — it probably won’t be long before the Great Meme Stock War is over. But regardless, we already know who the big winner was: struggling theater chain AMC, which…

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Illustration: Pablo Delcan

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

In 1720, the English economy was gripped by a speculative mania known as the South Sea Bubble. The hysteria began with a steep rise in the stock price of a government-connected firm called the…

Money Talks

Illustration: Pablo Delcan

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

If there’s been one cliché that has defined the stock market over the past eight months, it’s that “the market is disconnected from the real economy.” With stocks hitting all-time highs in the midst…

Money Talks

Illustration: Pablo Delcan

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

On April 13, 1957, America was rocked by a national crisis: The mail did not come. It was a Saturday, and Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, facing a budget crisis, decided to cut off Saturday…

Money Talks

Illustration: Pablo Delcan

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

On July 11, the American economy hit a key milestone in its recovery from the coronavirus: the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World reopened. The world’s most popular theme park had been shuttered since…

Money Talks

Illustration: Delcan & Co. and Chanyu Chen

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

What’s $7.5 billion between friends? That’s been the general reaction of the gaming and business press to the news last week that Microsoft will be spending that sum to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent…

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