In this episode of Past Present, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the Equifax hack.
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.