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R3Arts: Night Waves - Gold 19 Apr 12

April 20th, 2012

Episode 127 of 1341 episodes

The price of gold is on a high. Rana Mitter examines its incredible allure and asks if it has a role in the modern financial system with economist John Butler, novelist AS Byatt, metallurgist Susan La Niece, economic anthropologist Keith Hart and financial journalist Paul Lewis.

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