Fed Chair Jerome Powell tried to make it seem like the end of an era, but didn’t inspire confidence in the central bank’s ability to lead in the era that comes next.

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On The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap, NLW looks at the shifting sands of the global economy. He says Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech at Jackson Hole this week was an argument that an era that began in the 1970s is now closing. 

At the same time, he argues Powell did very little to provide a vision for what comes next. Instead, it is the alternative economic philosophies – Modern Monetary Theory on the one side, Bitcoin on the other – that are attracting people for a different vision of the future.

See also: Everything You Need to Know About Jerome Powell’s Jackson Hole Speech

This week on The Breakdown:

Monday | How Much Should We Fear Post-Crisis Debt or Inflation? Feat. Adam Tooze 

Tuesday | An Unintended Consequence of Low Interest Rates? The Big Get Bigger 

Wednesday | The Battle to Get Dictator’s Seized Millions to 62,000 Venezuelan Health Heroes 

Thursday | Everything You Need to Know About Jerome Powell’s Jackson Hole Speech 

Friday | The Anxiety Index: 4 Fear Factors Shaping the Economy 

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