Black Monday 1987 and The Shock of Risk (Ark of Commerce, Part 6a)

Worried hands gripping phones. Black screens with green digits, going downward. Faces pressed against fancy brokerage office glass. Busy signals. The history of Black Monday 1987 crash and the history of what came before it, from stock commodities and even butter and eggs. This is the first of what will be a two-parter on commerce, risk and the attempts to control that risk, insurance. All of it came together on one day in 1987 which made history, but has been somewhat forgotten about. Sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling – Don’t forget to try out our sponsor Betterhelp –