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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

May 24, 2021

George Selgin is the director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and is a returning guest to the podcast. He rejoins Macro Musings to talk about the Fed’s recent calls for comments on opening up Fed accounts to fintechs and other non-bank financial firms. George and David also discuss monetary plumbing issues, the state of fiscal QE, and more.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


George’s Twitter: @GeorgeSelgin

George’s Cato Institute profile:


Related Links:


*Keeping Fintech’s Promise: A Modest Proposal* by George Selgin


*Central Bank Digital Currency as a Potential Source of Financial Instability* by George Selgin


*Federal Reserve Board Invites Public Comment on Proposed Guidelines to Evaluate Requests for Accounts and Payment Services at Federal Reserve Banks* by the Fed


*Aaron Klein on Real-time Payments and Financial Regulation*


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David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth