Welcome to the A Long Time In Finance Podcast; the long view of finance, markets and money as seen by two veteran City editors, Neil Collins and Jonathan Ford. Sponsored by Briefcase.News and hosted on Reaction.

In this week’s episode, Neil and Jonathan discuss interest rates from Babylon to QE with economic historian and author Edward Chancellor. It’s arguably the most important number in world history, and one that drives almost all our main economic decisions. But how is the interest rate set, and (more importantly) have we been setting it wrong in recent years, to the detriment of our economies?

Presented by Jonathan Ford and Neil Collins, with Edward Chancellor.

Produced and edited by Nick Hilton for Podot.

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