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Bank Insolvency, Bailouts, and Blockchain

Featuring Sheila Bair and Pedro da Costa

Apr 06, 2020 • 38 minutes

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The Essential Conversation

Bank Insolvency, Bailouts, and Blockchain

Pedro DaCosta speaks with Sheila Bair about the ongoing efforts of the U.S. government to contain the economic damage inflicted by COVID-19.

Featuring Sheila Bair and Pedro da Costa

Apr 06, 2020 • 38 minutes

Financial journalist Pedro DaCosta speaks with former FDIC chair Sheila Bair about the ongoing efforts of the U.S. government to contain the economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to extend credit to endangered businesses and explores whether the Federal Reserve might use blockchain technology in order to deliver emergency cash to U.S. citizens in a more efficient (as well as hygienic) manner. Bair places these topics in context by drawing on her experience as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance, where she led the effort to protect depositors during the Great Financial Crisis. Show More

The Essential Conversation is the world's premier financial-market-focused conversation series. The smartest people in markets, finance, economics, and business engage in deep-diving discussions about the global macro landscape, generating actionable takeaways that can help your decision-making process. Tune in to peer-to-peer conversations between the brightest minds in the investing world, and tune up your portfolio.

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The Essential Conversation is the world's premier financial-market-focused conversation series. The smartest people in markets, finance, economics, and business engage in deep-diving discussions about the global macro landscape, generating actionable takeaways that can help your decision-making process. Tune in to peer-to-peer conversations between the brightest minds in the investing world, and tune up your portfolio.

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