Checks Are In Right Now

This week, Ken Lewis, the CEO of ApMex, often called the Walmart of precious metals, came on to talk about the record demand he saw for silver as the hoard of Reddit-fueled retail traders discovered the commodity market and drove silver to its highest price in nearly eight years. Adrian Ash, the director of research at BullionVault, a physical gold and silver market for private investors online, also discussed how unprecedented silver's run this week was. Jill Carlson, the co-founder of the Open Money Initiative and principal at the VC firm Slow Ventures, came back on to talk about the future of fintech amid the retail frenzy and the industry's adoption of crypto. Then Samuel Hammond, the director of poverty and welfare policy at the Niskanen Center joined to make the case for Sen. Mitt Romeny's ambitious plan to tackle child poverty by giving direct payments to families and how government checks can be conservative policy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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