What the memestock and crypto surges say about speculating in the 21st century

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Why is everyone suddenly interested in GameStop stock, bitcoin, and NFTs? Why are people gathering in the millions to coordinate their investments? New apps like Robinhood have made investing simple for almost anyone. What does this tell us about 21st century capitalism?
We speak to Gayle Rogers at the University of Pittsburgh, a scholar and author of a new book on the history and culture of speculation, about how and why people have made bets forever, and why it might be so popular now.

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