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Host Demetri Kofinas interviews some of the most brilliant minds in science, technology, finance, politics and culture in an effort to uncover the underlying forces driving the most powerful changes we experience in the world.
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The Fed's Great Unwind, Uber Gossip and a Bubble in Bitcoin
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In this week's market forces week in review episode, host Demetri Kofinas and producer Ash Bennington pick three financial stories that they think are most interesting, relevant and timely. Looking at the recently released Fed minutes from Wednesday, Demetri and Ash discuss how they think the Fed will go about attempting its great "unwinding," without causing too much of the inflation it seeks to promote and without destabilizing financial markets. Demetri and Ash also talk about bitcoin and remarking on its recent, unprecedented run-up to price levels unimagined by some of the currency's harshest critics. Ash gives his take on where levels may go from here and Demetri offers his hopes on some of the promises of the underlying blockchain technology that could revolutionize decentralized systems of operation and commerce. Lastly, with recent news that Uber may be on the hook for 100,000s of millions of dollars in misclaimed revenues, Demetri and Ash examine the record of the platform giant and whether or not it can hope to survive in time to implement its hoped-for fleet of driverless cars, drones, and other autonomous vehicles. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @hiddenforcespod
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