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Saifedean's The Bitcoin Standard Podcast is the place to discuss Bitcoin and economics from the Austrian school's perspective. Listen to the weekly saifedean.com discussion seminar, where a group of learners from all over the world discuss the website's online courses, as well as a wide variety of economic, political, and social issues, and occasionally host special guests for the discussion. The podcast also includes the most interesting interviews conducted with Saifedean on other shows.

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Dr. Saifedean Ammous

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    • 4.4 • 27 Ratings

Saifedean's The Bitcoin Standard Podcast is the place to discuss Bitcoin and economics from the Austrian school's perspective. Listen to the weekly saifedean.com discussion seminar, where a group of learners from all over the world discuss the website's online courses, as well as a wide variety of economic, political, and social issues, and occasionally host special guests for the discussion. The podcast also includes the most interesting interviews conducted with Saifedean on other shows.

    153. Late Stage Fiat Adventures: Lebanon

    153. Late Stage Fiat Adventures: Lebanon

    After three years of hyperinflation, is there light at the end of the tunnel for Lebanon? The currency has lost more than 97% of its value, the largest bill is worth $1.5, the real economy is de facto dollarized, and only those dependent on government are having to suffer from hyperinflation. Fiat is dead and there are are no IMF bail-outs or natural resource revenues to get the ponzi going again. Is the death of fiat suffocating the parasite class and freeing the rest of society from having to finance them?

    Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming book, Principles of Economics, by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here. 

    • 52 min
    152. Bitwage with Jonathan Chester

    152. Bitwage with Jonathan Chester

    We are joined by Jonathan Chester, the founder and CEO of Bitwage, a bitcoin payroll company which allows you to get paid in bitcoin no matter who is paying you, and allows companies to set up bitcoin payrolls for their workers. We discuss the genesis of the company in 2014, how it grew through bitcoin bear and bull markets, what its future plans are, and how Jonathan sees the development of the industry over the years. 

    Resources (All links available on saifedean.com/podcast/152-bitwage-with-jonathan-chester)
    BitwageBitwage Twitter Jonathan Chester's Twitter and LinkedInEnjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming book, Principles of Economics, by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here. 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    151. The ESG scam with Vivek Ramaswamy

    151. The ESG scam with Vivek Ramaswamy

    What is "ESG" and why is it such a dangerous scam? We are joined by Vivek Ramaswamy, an entrepreneur in the healthcare and technology sectors and bestselling author of Woke, Inc: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam, as well as Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence. Vivek explains why ESG is more dangerous than silly corporate virtue-signaling, and what its long-term economic, social, and political implications are. We also delve into a deep discussion of the role monetary policy plays in corporate corruption, and whether bitcoin can fix this. Vivek contends bitcoin cannot fix everything, and Saifedean attempts to make the case for why it, in fact, does!

    Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming book, Principles of Economics, by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here. 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    150. The Cancer-Diet Connection with Sam Apple

    150. The Cancer-Diet Connection with Sam Apple

    Sam Apple joins us to discuss his fascinating book 'Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection'. We discuss the connection between diet and cancer, and the Warburg Effect, which states that cancer cells thrive on dietary glucose, and why Sam thinks it's not entirely accurate because it ignores the role of insulin resistance. We also discuss Hitler's fascination with cancer research, which allowed Warburg to survive the Nazi era even though he was Jewish and gay, and Hitler's infamous addiction to sugar. We further discuss why this enormously important work has been ignored in modern science, why alternative genetic hypotheses are woefully inadequate, whether modern medicine can be reformed to focus on dietary causes of disease, and, of course, how bitcoin fixes this!

    References (All links are available on saifedean.com/podcast/150-the-cancer-diet-connection-with-sam-apple)
    Sam Apple’s official website.Buy Sam’s book on Amazon, The Book Shop and Norton.Chris PalmerEcontalk with Gary TaubesThe Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor Lewis Cantley Harvard pageEnjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming book, Principles of Economics, by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here. 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    149. Superabundance with Gale Pooley

    149. Superabundance with Gale Pooley

    Is humanity running out of resources, or are resources more abundant than ever? Gale Pooley is the co-author of Superabdundance, a fascinating and optimistic exploration of how economic progress has made life better for humanity. He joins us to explain why goods continue to become more abundant, why fears of overpopulation and resource depletion continue to be refuted forcefully by reality, and why human time keeps getting more valuable. We discuss the work of one of our favorite economists, Julian Simon, and how he brilliantly refuted the common view of resource scarcity, and reframed scarcity as the scarcity of human time. We also explore how inflation reverses economic progress, and how much better life would be without it, and conclude with a discussion of bitcoin's potential.

     Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming book, Principles of Economics, by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here. 

    • 1 hr 49 min
    148. The Fiat Standard course final lecture: Can bitcoin & fiat coexist

    148. The Fiat Standard course final lecture: Can bitcoin & fiat coexist

    This episode contains most of the final lecture of The Fiat Standard online course, which just concluded, based on the last chapter of The Fiat Standard. After having studied the bitcoin and fiat monetary systems extensively in The Bitcoin Standard and The Fiat Standard, Saifedean analyzes how bitcoin can continue to rise in a fiat world. Can central banks adopt bitcoin? Will bitcoin lead to hyperinflation? Or will bitcoin be an orderly upgrade and debt jubilee, allowing us to unwind fiat painlessly as it devalues everyone's debts? Will bitcoin speculative attacks carry the day? And how do central bank digital currencies affect bitcoin's rise?


     Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his ongoing course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming book, Principles of Economics, by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here. 

    • 1 hr 32 min

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