On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and *Slate*’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk sales taxes.
Topics discussed on today’s show include:
-Cathy battles the tampon tax.
-Ted Cruz makes a proposal for a new kind of value-added tax.
-Felix can't stand the way Americans keep the sales tax off the price tag.
The United States isn’t going to see the kind of change brought by the Arab Spring and Euromaidan—no matter how many millennials rock the vote.
Can a new, smaller iPhone mean big business for Apple? Miriam Gottfried and David Reilly are joined by Dan Gallagher to discuss the latest offering from the tech giant. Then, Paul Davies in London talks about Credit Suisse's latest troubles and what these say about too-big-to-manage banks.