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Aug 30, 2020

This week’s episode of Long Reads Sunday is a reading of the latest essay from Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.

The essay looks systematically at the problems of the slate of current store-of-value assets, including the U.S. dollar, oil and gold. 

The brothers argue why those assets have, or are starting to have, value...

Aug 29, 2020

On The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap, NLW looks at the shifting sands of the global economy. He says Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech at Jackson Hole this week was an argument that an era that began in the 1970s is now closing. 

At the same time, he argues Powell did very little to provide a vision for what...

Aug 29, 2020

Today on the Brief:

  • Skepticism around Powell’s inflation prognostications
  • The Tesla Stock Split Game
  • China’s COVID-19 vaccine maker presses countries for early adoption

Our main discussion: The Anxiety Index

We live in an economy organized around consumption and perpetual growth. In that context, factors that...

Aug 28, 2020

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spoke Thursday at the annual Jackson Hole conference convened by the Kansas City Fed, which was virtual this year due to COVID-19. 

In the highly anticipated speech, Powell laid out a number of key changes to how the Fed approaches unemployment and inflation. 

In this recap, NLW looks...

Aug 27, 2020

Today on the Brief 

  • The SEC changes accredited investor rules 
  • Fintech and crypto investor Ribbit Capital starts $350 million SPAC
  • Previewing Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

Our main conversation is with Ruben Galindo, CEO and co-founder of Airtm.

Airtm is a global dollar account that lets...