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CBDC, Stablecoins, DeFi and Web3

Hello, friends from all over the world. Welcome to the English for Economists podcast.  This is podcast number 63. I am Alan Robert and I am very happy that you joined me today. Thank you for your support. It’s January 24th, 2023, and today our topic deals with the...

ChatGPT and AI

In this English lesson, we will look at words related to artificial intelligence and chatbots. A company called OpenAI (and remember, AI stands for ‘artificial intelligence’) released a product called ChatGPT at the end of last November. ChatGPT allows users to ask it...

The ‘Gig’ Economy

In this English lesson, you will learn vocabulary related to the so-called ‘gig' economy that is currently growing with leaps and bounds -- words like gig, task, self-employed, and freelancer, among a few others.   Hello friends from all over the world. This is...

What on Earth Is a ‘Fintwit Schemer’?

This English lesson looks at the meaning of these words and expressions: FinTwit; To Scheme; To Bilk; To 'Pump and Dump'. Practice your listening and reading. Listen to the lesson and follow along with the script below....

Some Central Banks Are Stockpiling Gold

In this lesson, you’ll hear words related to gold, and gold reserves. And, at the end of the podcast, I’ll share the correct pronunciation of some keywords in English. There will also be a chance for you to win a free English course, so stay tuned to hear this week's...

Breakthrough at Talks Spurs Concessions

Listen to this headline that was published in a newspaper called The Business Standard. Listen closely because this headline is tricky to understand and it contains a lot of information. Breakthrough in Venezuela Talks Spurs US to Ease Embargo Listen again:...

Counterfeit Jewelry

The headline we will use for this class was published in the New York Times on November 21st, 2022. Jewelry Counterfeits: The Age-Old Problem Just Keeps Growing Jewelry counterfeits. What’s that? Jewelry 'are' those items that you might wear around your fingers, your...

Collapse of the FTX Crypto Exchange

Welcome to English for Economists, the podcast meant for people working in economics who want to improve their English using real-world, contemporary examples. In this English lesson, we will look at some vocabulary surrounding the recent collapse of FTX, a large...

Windfall Taxes

To understand the word ‘windfall’, it's useful to break it into two parts ‘wind’ and ‘fall’. The wind is the natural movement of air. Wind blows. If the wind blows hard enough, it can make things fall. For example, the word windfall ––which was first used back in the...

Fintech Financing Slump

We draw our English lesson today from the Economist Magazine once again, which published an excellent article on October 13th, 2022, titled: Who will survive the fintech bloodbath? Bloodbath! That sounds serious, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not a literal bath of blood, but...

Are Bailouts the ‘New Normal’?

Hi friends. In this lesson, you will see what the word 'bailout' means, and you will also learn the expressions 'to dole out' and 'to turn on the fiscal taps'. Before I get underway, I do want to mention that I was traveling in Europe recently and spent a good deal of...

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