25 episodes

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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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.

    47. Fiat food

    47. Fiat food

    In this episode we discuss the link between fiat money and fiat food, based on the latest chapter from The Fiat Standard, available to subscribers on saifedean.com. We discuss: fiat's encouragement of high time preference thinking causing soil depletion and bad food choices; why fiat governments heavily subsidize fiat foods to make inflation look better; and how a hard monetary standard incentivizes eating real food and regenerating soil.

    • 34 min
    Guest Episode on Tom Woods Show: Bitcoin, Present and Future

    Guest Episode on Tom Woods Show: Bitcoin, Present and Future

    I joined Tom Woods to discuss current trends in Bitcoin, whether it’s in a “bubble,” what its advantages are, what the future may hold, and why all of this should matter to libertarians.

    • 39 min
    46. Debate: are precious metals being demonetized?

    46. Debate: are precious metals being demonetized?

    Peter Young hosts a debate between Saifedean and gold investor Mark Valek on the monetary status of precious metals. Has bitcoin obsoleted gold as money? Is gold being demonetized? Do gold's uses in jewellery and industry help or hinder its monetary status? 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    45. Bitcoin's energy consumption

    45. Bitcoin's energy consumption

    We discuss the economics of energy, based on the chapter on the topic in my Principles of Economics textbook, which is available to subscribers on saifedean.com. What is the economic rationale for consuming energy? How has energy use increased the value of human time, helped end slavery, and improved living standards? What does this teach us about bitcoin's energy consumption? What are the real costs of low-energy alternatives to bitcoin?

    • 1 hr 27 min
    44. The economics of banning bitcoin

    44. The economics of banning bitcoin

    We look at the economic problems of cracking down on bitcoin, and how that's working out for governments trying it. What can we learn from prohibition of drugs & alcohol? Will India's recent ban on bitcoin be as big a historic mistake as staying on the silver standard in the nineteenth century?

    • 47 min
    43. Bitcoin and market efficiency

    43. Bitcoin and market efficiency

    Are markets efficient? How do we think of this question from an Austrian perspective? We discuss how the absence of constants in economics has always been the problem with all quantitative approaches to economic questions, and what bitcoin means for this.

    • 1 hr 14 min

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