The latest in the saga of WallStreetBets vs the world.

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In this edition of the Breakdown’s weekly recap, NLW looks at:

  • Robinhood’s ham-fisted explanations for why it shut down buying for GME and other stocks
  • Why the root cause seems to have been insolvency
  • How politicians are gearing up for political inquiries around the trading shutdowns
  • How WSB is reacting to the shutdown attempts

See also: Jill Carlson: The GameStop Stop Is Not a Technology Problem

This week on The Breakdown:

Monday | The Bitcoin Whales Won’t Stop Buying

Tuesday | ‘The 4 Wars We Could Fight With China,’ Feat. Kyle Bass

Wednesday | Why Bitcoin Has More Ideological Flexibility Than We Think

Thursday | WallStreetBets Is Occupy Wall Street With Teeth

Friday | In Retrospect, It Was Inevitable: Elon Musk Pumps Bitcoin to Space

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