The Invisible Plumbing Of Our Economy


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.)

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