Comments on: Paul Smalera on spinning off Slate: the video IMterview A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: GregHao Fri, 02 Sep 2011 23:56:59 +0000 I think it’s attractive to think of Slate in the terms that Smalera is thinking about but Slate doesn’t lack for authentic/interesting/thought provoking writers. In fact, they just laid off a bunch of them!

I’m unconvinced of Smalera’s assertion that Slate would be better off with $1.5MM of some rich guy’s (or combination of rich guys’) money. Even the guy that he wants to run this newly spun off Slate is probably making, on his own, close to half of that $1.5MM budget. So then where’s the money to hire interesting writers?