Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, June 23

by June 23, 2015

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The mess that is Takata. The airbag manufacturer whose product was massively recalled last month stopped safety audits in its factories across the world from 2009 to 2011, according to a new Senate report. Takata denies the committee’s claims. The New York Times writes the report also criticizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for not investigating Takata’s airbag ruptures more aggressively.

Free agent season. SB Nation’s Tom Ziller didn’t just rank basketball’s top free agents this year — he ranked all 179 of them. If you’re a NBA nerd and looking for an exhaustive list of how your team can improve over the offseason, this is one of them.

Ben Bernanke isn’t happy. The former Federal Reserve chairman wrote an op-ed in Brookings calling out Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. Bernanke is all for putting a woman on U.S. currency, but thinks President Andrew Jackson should be replaced, not the father of America’s banking system.

A new freelancer network. The Washington Post unveiled its new platform yesterday to connect its editors with freelancers around the globe, Nieman Lab writes. It allows editors to post assignments, but also gives reporters the chance to pitch their ideas as well. Here’s a video describing how the Washington Post Talent Network will work.

Our future economy. Quartz used data from a new Economist report to create a snapshot of what the world’s economy will look like in 2050.

(Via Quartz)

(Via Quartz)