Jacob Goldstein

host of the “What’s Your Problem?” podcast

Jacob Goldstein on KCRW

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to discourage people from buying more things because supply is low. But when rates are too high, a recession can happen.

Worst inflation in 40 years, interest rates up, recession risk looms

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to discourage people from buying more things because supply is low. But when rates are too high, a recession can happen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last month’s cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline created 1970s-style gas lines across the Southeastern United States for days.

Would banning Bitcoin solve the problem of ransomware attacks?

Last month’s cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline created 1970s-style gas lines across the Southeastern United States for days.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Money isn’t real, but it’s a “useful fiction” that works because people agree to believe in it.

Paper money, the gold standard, Bitcoin: How money keeps changing

Money isn’t real, but it’s a “useful fiction” that works because people agree to believe in it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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