Money can’t buy love — or an election
Mar 5, 2020

Money can’t buy love — or an election

How will COVID-19 be reflected in the jobs report? Michael Bloomberg spends half a billion dollars before dropping out of the 2020 race. What the employment contracts of 18th-century pirates can teach us.

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Money in politics helps, but it's not everything

Mar 5, 2020
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the presidential race after spending a record half a billion dollars.
Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday.
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"Pirate articles," or contracts that stipulated compensation, were sort of like worker cooperatives of their time.
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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer