The Equifax Hack
Past and Present: Bonus Episode 4
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- We discussed the Equifax hack in the context of the history of credit. Niki recommended historian Louis Hyman’s book Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink. Natalia commented on the cultural sensitivity of exposing financial information in particular, citing sociologist Rachel Sherman’s book Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence. Niki cited Hyman’s Wilson Quarterly article on the 1920s precedents for the contemporary political economy.