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Of bank runs & animal spirits: the force inside us that keeps regulators up at night

Ben Sand, CEO and founder of Strong Compute, a medical imaging start-up, stood in line outside Silicon Valley Bank all night, hoping to get his company's money out.
Ben Sand
Ben Sand, CEO and founder of Strong Compute, a medical imaging start-up, stood in line outside Silicon Valley Bank all night, hoping to get his company's money out.

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Stacey Vanek Smith is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money. She's also a correspondent for Planet Money, where she covers business and economics. In this role, Smith has followed economic stories down the muddy back roads of Oklahoma to buy 100 barrels of oil; she's traveled to Pune, India, to track down the man who pitched the country's dramatic currency devaluation to the prime minister; and she's spoken with a North Korean woman who made a small fortune smuggling artificial sweetener in from China.