NPR has the fascinating story Episode 489: The Invisible Plumbing Of Our Economy.
We just need Amazon’s bank to send money electronically to a checking account at Chase bank. It’s just information traveling over wires. How long could it take: A minute? An hour?
It took five days.
On today’s show: Why the invisible pipes that move money around America are so slow. (And why the ones in England are so much faster.)