Economist Radio

The world ahead: Libra in the balance

Economist Radio

As doubts surround the launch of Facebook’s Libra, will 2020 really be the year of digital currencies? We find out what shopping is like when payments are automatic and invisible. And, how China provides a glimpse of how people will handle their finances in the future. Tom Standage hosts


Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC by 4.0)

Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:


See for privacy and opt-out information.

Next Episodes

Economist Radio

Poll dance: Boris Johnson’s election ploy @ Economist Radio

📆 2019-10-25 12:01 / 00:22:06

Economist Radio

Editor’s picks: October 24th 2019 @ Economist Radio

📆 2019-10-24 18:32 / 00:28:46

Economist Radio

Calls to action: Lebanon’s continued protests @ Economist Radio

📆 2019-10-24 12:05 / 00:20:23