Today on the Brief:

  • Slight good news in new and continuing jobless claims
  • Record corporate equity and debt sales during the crisis
  • USDC freezes $100k

This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Crypto.com.

Our main conversation: Introducing the Macro Media Index.

The Macro Media Index is a monthly summary of the best macroeconomic tweets, essays, podcast and videos from around the internet.

In this inaugural edition, NLW looks at a few key themes:

  • The disconnect between the market and the real economy
  • The role of the Fed and monetary policy in growing wealth inequality and social unrest
  • The Robinhood Rally and bankruptcy bet that took institutional investors by complete surprise
  • The great inflation vs. deflation debate

Featuring insight from previous Breakdown guests including Luke Gromen, Lyn Alden, Jesse Felder, Preston Pysh and more.