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Episode 543: A World Without Banks

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Episode 543: A World Without Banks

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Episode 543: A World Without Banks

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Public Domain/Work of American Government
A Depression-Era Bank Run at American Union Bank in the early part of the Depression.
Public Domain/Work of American Government

There's this big idea floating around right now. It sounds crazy and fringey, but it turns out some non-crazy, non-fringey people are into it. The idea is this: let's get rid of the banks. Don't make them safer. Don't make them smaller. Just get rid of them.

On today's show: A world without banks.

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