The Great Simplification #67 – Edward Chancellor: “The Price of Time”

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The Great Simplification

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Date of Publication: April 19

Year of Publication: 2023

Author(s): Nate Hagens

In this episode, financial historian Edward Chancellor joins Nate to give a meta-history of interest rates and human societies.

With the recent news of global financial turmoil in response to rising interest rates, taking a look at our history could help us interpret our present and plan for the future. How deeply entangled is this financial predicament that we’ve gotten ourselves into? Can we learn from the past to reshape a more stable monetary policy in the future, or are inflating financial bubbles (and popping them) simply in our human nature?

About Edward Chancellor

Edward Chancellor is a financial historian, journalist, and investment strategist. He is the author of Devil Take Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation and his latest book, The Price of Time, where he explains the story of capitalism is really the story of interest: the price that individuals, companies, and nations pay to borrow money. He is currently a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews and a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, MoneyWeek, the New York Review of Books, and the Financial Times.

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