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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.

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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.

    132. Expat Life with Mikkel Thorup

    132. Expat Life with Mikkel Thorup

    Mikkel Thorup, founder and CEO of Expat Money, joins us to make the case for becoming an expat. He discusses why people should consider moving their life offshore, which jurisdictions are most appealing and strategies listeners can pursue to mitigate tax obligations. Mikkel shares practical tips on finding quality healthcare, educating children, travelling comfortably and managing international finances. He also outlines his views on flag theory, the importance of geographical diversity in investment and the libertarian values that motivate him.

    Resources
    Saifedean’s viral tweet on "free" healthcare in Canada.Website of Mikkel’s Expat International School of Freedom and Entrepreneurship.Ontario Premier Doug Ford teaches people how to make cheesecake during lockdown.The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice by Michael StrongWebsite of Mikkel’s Expat Money Summit taking place in November. Mikkel’s recommended charter flight service Villiers Jets.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.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 books by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    131. Adventures in Late Stage Fiat: Russia with Lana Nagornaia

    131. Adventures in Late Stage Fiat: Russia with Lana Nagornaia

    How have Russians dealt with being getting kicked off the fiat dollar network? We are joined by Russian economist and investment advisor Lana Nagornaia to discuss the monetary ramifications of US sanctions from a Russian perspective. Why has the rouble risen versus the dollar in spite of sanctions? Can this be expected to last, or will it reverse? What alternatives are Russians using for trading with the rest of the world? Will Russia switch to a gold standard? Can it trade gold internationally while sanctioned by the global gold market? Can a Chinese-Russian fiat alternative to the dollar succeed? Lana also explains how life in Russia has changed since the outbreak of war, how global energy markets have been affected and how bitcoin could play a role in bringing about a world of sanction-free trade. 

    References


    Lana Invest official website.Lana on Instagram.London Bullion Market Association suspends Russian gold and silver refiners.Moscow Times article on how Russian gold is being rerouted to China.Al Jazeera article on unofficial ban on Russian gold. Reuters article on Russians rushing to buy Chinese yuan.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.

    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 books by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    130. The Fiat Standard: Unwritten Chapters

    130. The Fiat Standard: Unwritten Chapters

    In this seminar, Saifedean discusses ideas for potential chapters he considered for, but did not end up including in The Fiat Standard. The analytical framework of the book, examining the impact of fiat money through the destruction of savings, raising time preference, & allowing endless government finance, can be applied to many topics, and in this seminar Saifedean and the attendees explore some ideas. How does fiat affect medicine and the medical establishment and modern medicine? What is the impact on pharmaceutical drugs? What is the impact on law? How has it affected art?

    References
    Jörg Guido Hülsmann’s book The Ethics of Money Production.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episode with James Todaro on Fiat Medicine.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episode with Stephen Chow: Art on The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.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 books by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here.

    • 32 min
    129. Bitcoin Venture Capital with Alyse Killeen

    129. Bitcoin Venture Capital with Alyse Killeen

    Managing Partner of Stillmark, Alyse Killeen, joins us to discuss investing in bitcoin companies. She explains why Stillmark invests in "bitcoin only" companies, what she looks for in bitcoin startups and how venture capital in the bitcoin industry differs from traditional markets. She and Saifedean also discuss how bitcoin investing is long-term focused whereas token VCs have a new short-term model taking advantage of clueless retail with false narratives. Alyse explains how this long-term focus protects bitcoin VCs from short-term volatility, such as the recent spate of high-profile failures in the altcoin space. In the Q&A, Alyse answers questions on industry trends, the mindset of bitcoin founders and bitcoin adoption in El Salvador.
    References
    Alyse on Twitter.Stillmark official website.Lightning Labs explainer on Taro.Article about the sanctioning of Tordano Cash by the US Treasury.Paolo Ardoino appearance on The Bitcoin Standard Podcast.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.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 books by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    128. Low Time Preference Football with Kieran Gibbs

    128. Low Time Preference Football with Kieran Gibbs

    Former England international football player Kieran Gibbs joins us to discuss his bitcoin journey, football career, and thoughts on time preference. Find out how he was orange-pilled by team-mate Hal Robson Kanu, why he chose to receive 50% of his salary in bitcoin, how bitcoin has changed him and lowered his time preference, and how he introduces bitcoin to his athlete friends. Kieran also compares playing the low time preference football style of Arsenal's Arsène Wenger with the high time preference style of Sam Allardyce at West Brom, and how Keynesian central banking is analogous to 8 year old playing football. We also compare the economics of the open pyramid structure of the Premier League with the US MLS franchise system. Kieran also discusses how he could integrate bitcoin into his planned football academy, reveals the best players he has played with and against, and provides predictions for the upcoming World Cup.

    Resources


    Kieran on Twitter.IMF chair Kristalina Georgieva likens central bankers to eight year olds playing football.Liverpool draw 4-4 with Arsenal at Anfield in 2008 highlights.Liverpool beat Arsenal 5-1 in 2018 highlights.Highlights of Kieran's time at ArsenalSaifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.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 books by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    127. Why We Get Sick with Dr Benjamin Bikman

    127. Why We Get Sick with Dr Benjamin Bikman

    Are the world's most common illnesses caused by insulin resistance? In this episode, Dr Benjamin Bikman joins us to discuss his best-selling book “Why We Get Sick”. He argues that insulin resistance is at the heart of the world's most prevalent diseases and that poor economic incentives have caused scientists to neglect this phenomenon to pursue unproductive avenues of research. Dr Bikman explains how insulin resistance impacts conditions ranging from diabetes to Alzheimer’s and offers practical advice for listeners looking to improve their health. He also shares his views on broader issues such as the health impact of seed oils and sun exposure.

    References
    Dr Bikman on Twitter.Why We Get Sick on Amazon.Alan D. Sokal's hoax submission to journal Social Text: "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity."Ontario Premier Doug Ford teaches people how to make cheesecake during Canada's lockdowns.Article showing that data supporting the most commonly held theory of Alzheimer’s disease is fabricated.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episode with Nina Teicholz.The Bitcoin Standard Podcast episode with P.D. Mangan.Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free by Susan Thompson.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.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 books by becoming a Saifedean.com member. Find out more here.

    Visit saifedean.com/meat to find out more about Saifedean’s experience following the carnivore diet. 

    • 2 hrs 19 min

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