Argentina is in its Milei era

A majority of OpenAI employees sent a letter demanding that the board reinstate former CEO Sam Altman, Argentina is entering a new era after electing radical libertarian outsider Javier Milei as president, and the US Department of Justice is seeking more than $4bn from Binance to settle a criminal fraud investigation. Plus, the FT’s Alec Russell unpacks Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s ambitious plan to build a new capital city and turn the country into an economic superpower. 


Mentioned in this podcast:

Majority of OpenAI staff threaten to quit unless Sam Altman is reinstated

Investors cheer Milei victory in Argentina

Javier Milei prepares shock therapy to cure Argentina’s sickly economy

US DoJ seeks more than $4bn from Binance to settle criminal probe

Is Indonesia finally set to become an economic superpower?


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