Episode 323: SVB, Banking and the State of the Economy

What happened at SVB? Is our banking system in crisis? What are we to make of our economy? Ajay Shah and Mohit Satynanand join Amit Varma in episode 323 of The Seen and the Unseen to tackle these complicated questions and more.

Also check out:
1. Ajay Shah (TwitterSubstack) and Mohit Satyanand (TwitterSubstack).
2. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen with Ajay Shah: 123456789.
3. Episodes of The Seen and the Unseen with Mohit Satyanand: 12345.
4.  Ajay Shah on currencies and crypto (123), an RBI misstepthe third globalisation, NBFCs and banks (12), digital payments, the resolution corporation (12), interest rate mismatchvoting in the MPCthe importance of low and stable inflation and the mispricing of risks.
5. Two Economic Crises (2008 & 2019) — Episode 135 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Mohit Satynanand).
6. The State of Our Economy — Episode 252 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Puja Mehra and Mohit Satyanand).
7. The Importance of Finance — Episode 125 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Ajay Shah).
8. The Art and Science of Economic Policy — Episode 154 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vijay Kelkar & Ajay Shah).
9. In Service of the Republic — Vijay Kelkar & Ajay Shah.
10. Josh Felman Tries to Make Sense of the World — Episode 321 of The Seen and the Unseen.
11. The Importance of the 1991 Reforms — Episode 237 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan and Ajay Shah).
12. The Forgotten Greatness of PV Narasimha Rao — Episode 283 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vinay Sitapati).
13. The Life and Times of Montek Singh Ahluwalia — Episode 285 of The Seen and the Unseen.
14. The Long Road From Neeyat to Neeti — Episode 313 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Pranay Kotasthane and Raghu S Jaitley).
15. Elite Imitation in Public Policy — Episode 180 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan and Alex Tabarrok).
16. Premature Imitation and India’s Flailing State — Shruti Rajagopalan & Alexander Tabarrok.
17. Public Opinion — Walter Lippman.
18. The World Outside and the Pictures in our Heads — Walter Lippman.
19. Watching the Wheels — John Lennon. (Amit also loves Chris Cornell’s version.)
20. You’re Missing — Bruce Springsteen.
21. The End of Silicon Valley (Bank) — Ben Thompson on Stratechery.
22. This Banking Crisis Won’t Wreck the Economy — Tyler Cowen.
23. SVB Took the Wrong Risks — Matt Levine.
24. Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market — Walter Bagehot.
25. Moral Hazard and the Cantillon Effect.
26. Beware of the Useful Idiots — Amit Varma.
27. The Use of Knowledge in Society — Friedrich Hayek.
28. Austrian Economics: An Introduction — Steven Horwitz.
29. Friedrich Hayek: The ideas and influence of the libertarian economist — Eamonn Butler.
30.The End of History? — Francis Fukuyama’s essay.
31. The End of History and the Last Man — Francis Fukuyama’s book.
32. Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology — Chris Miller.
33. The Double ‘Thank-You’ Moment — John Stossel.
34. Why Pramila Devi Uses Her Chappals Sparingly — Sayantan Bera.
35. Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? — Fred Schwed Jr.
36. South India Would Like to Have a Word — Episode 320 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Nilakantan RS).
37. Jimi Hendrix on YouTube MusicSpotify and Wikipedia.
38. Neil Young on YouTube MusicSpotify and Wikipedia.

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Episode art: ‘The Madness of Money’ by Simahina.