Cycles often repeat throughout history: booms and busts, highs and lows, ascending and descending empires. As an expert on generational cycles, Neil Howe joins Blockworks Co-founder Mike Ippolito on this week’s episode of “On The Margin” to discuss what the cycles of history tell us about America’s next rendezvous with destiny.

As the author of best-selling book “The Fourth Turning,” Neil provides his assessment of the current saeculum, describing the post-global financial crisis era and the polarization it exacerbated. He shares his thoughts on comparisons between the fourth turning and the economic cycle, popularly phrased by Ray Dalio as the long-term debt cycle.

They also cover:

  • Russia and Ukraine
  • Central banking
  • So much more

Watch the full episode below! 👇

“On the Margin” is a two-part show. Once a week, Mike interviews industry experts. At the end of the week, he is joined by a co-host where they break down the top crypto and macro stories. Episodes go live every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

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    Brianna Beckford is a Florida-based editor mainly focused on digital assets and the crossroads between the virtual and physical. As a University of Florida grad in Art + Technology, she’s dabbled in writing and reporting with a focus on the growth of hypermediacy in the present day. She focuses on video and podcasting for Blockworks.