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Lighting the Stock Market on Fire

Lighting the Stock Market on Fire

Update: 2020-10-292
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Venture capitalists and tech entrepreneurs chasing big payouts helped inflate the dot-com bubble. But other forces brought the mania to individual investors, and tried to keep the party going, even as dot-com companies started failing left and right. As Jane and Joe Schmo saw their retirement accounts plummet, who was going to take the blame?

From Epic Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Hosted by Julia Furlan.

Sources for this episode include John Cassidy's 2003 New Yorker article "The Investigation." You can read the article here. For more on the Internet era from Netscape to the iPad, check out episode guest Brian McCullough's Internet History Podcast.

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Lighting the Stock Market on Fire

Lighting the Stock Market on Fire

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