Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1037, originally published in August 2018.
Today’s episode is about one short, simple, beautiful word: DEBT. Fresh off reading/listening to George Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Jason delves into the subject matter head first, playing some clips from the book and discussing them in regards to today’s world.
[4:34] The recent history of the rotation of the worst big bank in America, Wells Fargo is currently in the lead and had a computer glitch make hundreds lose their homes
[10:06] Why the housing market is actually different this time around
[15:10] Some samples from Debt: The First 5,000 Years
[25:45] It’s incredible how throughout history, conquering nations make money by going in, making “improvements” and forcing the newly conquered people to pay for them, or by making them pay back the money the conquering nation spent defeating them
[30:05] The 60s and 70s featured a time where America was prosperous and people were getting cost of living raises and , followed by decades of stagnant wages until Donald Trump