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Apr 12, 2022

Matt Crawford speaks with author Michael Meyer about his book, Benjamin Franklin's Last Bet. At the end of his life, Benjamin Franklin gifted Philadelphia and Boston 2000 pounds to be lend out to tradesmen over the next 2 centuries. Each loan was to be repaid with interest over 10 years and the eventual windfall to be paid out in 1991. Meyer takes us along to trace where and to whom that money went and how it was managed by the two cities. A fun detailed and amazing read that shows just how phenomenal Franklin was.