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Object of the Week

Why Silver Isn’t a Stonk

The meme investor mob came after a physical commodity, and it didn’t go well

Object of the Week is a new column exploring the objects a culture obsesses over and what that reveals about us.

Over the past week or so, the meme-crazed, Reddit-fueled “stonk market” phenomenon careened in a new…




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