This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the ProPublica report on the tax returns of US billionaires, how Uber prices are changing and what it means, and the consequences of Bitcoin becoming legal tender in El Salvador.
In the Plus segment: UI fraud.
Mentioned in the show:
“The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax” by Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen and Paul Kiel for ProPublica
“We Ran the Treasury Department. This Is How to Fix Tax Evasion.” by Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers for the New York Times
“Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy” by Kevin Roose for the New York Times
“Cryptocurrency Comes to Retirement Plans as Coinbase Teams Up With 401(k) Provider” by Anne Tergesen for The Wall Street Journal
“There’s a New Vision for Crypto, and It’s Wildly Different From Bitcoin” by Joe Weisenthal for Bloomberg
“Half of the Pandemic's Unemployment Money May Have Been Stolen” by Felix Salmon for Axios
Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i
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