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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.

Detailed podcast notes can be found on saifedean.com/podcast
You can purchase courses on saifedean.com/academy to join the seminar discussions

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast 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.

Detailed podcast notes can be found on saifedean.com/podcast
You can purchase courses on saifedean.com/academy to join the seminar discussions

    Is Bitcoin democratic? Debate with Alex Gladstein

    Is Bitcoin democratic? Debate with Alex Gladstein

    We are joined this week by Stephan Livera who moderates a debate between Saifedean and Alex Gladstein, of the Human Rights Foundation, on the question of whether bitcoin is a democratic technology.

    Alex has written on how bitcoin can protect free speech.
    https://quillette.com/2019/12/17/how-bitcoin-can-protect-free-speech-in-the-digital-age/

    Articles and Books mentioned in the episode:


    Hoppe: Democracy: The God That Failed
    http://library.lol/main/6E4C0C23B1ED8FA9AA79A575B5CCA072

    Why Monarchies Rule for standards of living
    https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/monarchies-good-economies/

    • 1 hr 39 min
    How To Grill A Steak and Quit Fiat Food

    How To Grill A Steak and Quit Fiat Food

    After five years of eating nothing but meat, Saifedean explains everything he learned about how to grill a steak, and why to grill it. Being well-nourished with meat is the best way to avoid getting addicted to highly-addictive processed junk. In this week's seminar, Saifedean discusses the most important things he learned about sourcing and preparing meat to stay healthy, as well as some of the most relevant readings that have shaped his thinking on this topic, and the connection between fiat money and fiat food.

    Saifedean's guide to meat is on saifedean.com/meat

    Links and readings are available on saifedean.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 51 min
    The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Seminar 6 with Pierre Rochard

    The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Seminar 6 with Pierre Rochard

    The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Seminar 6 with Pierre Rochard

    We are joined this week by Pierre Rochard, of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/, to talk about:

    The fixed supply of bitcoin
    How bitcoin differs from other moneys
    The significance of having a supply that can be verified cheaply
    The importance of savings
    The difference between savings and investments
    BitcoinAcks.com: Pierre's new initiative for open source financing of bitcoin development

    Some of my favorite articles by Pierre:

    The Bitcoin Central Bank's Perfect Monetary Policy
    https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/the-bitcoin-central-banks-perfect-monetary-policy/

    End the Fed, Hoard Bitcoins
    https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/end-the-fed-hoard-bitcoins/

    Fractional Reserve Banking Is Obsolete
    https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/fractional-reserve-banking-is-obsolete/

    Working and Saving are Revolutionary Acts
    https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/working-and-saving-are-revolutionary-acts/

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Dr. Saifedean Ammous on his Upcoming Economics Textbook - Human Action Podcast

    Dr. Saifedean Ammous on his Upcoming Economics Textbook - Human Action Podcast

    Professor Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, is in the midst of writing a new textbook titled Principle of Economics. But he's writing it in open-source form: drafting, revising, and sharing the manuscript with his online students as the book is created. And unlike most lousy college economics textbooks, his offering is rooted in Austrian theory and contains numerous references to Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe. Academia is changing, and the way we learn is ripe for disruption. Dr. Ammous is at the fore of these changes, and you don't want to miss this show.

    Find more from Dr. Ammous at Saifedean.com

    • 41 min
    The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Seminar 5 with Michael Saylor

    The Bitcoin Standard Podcast Seminar 5 with Michael Saylor

    Join the Saifedean.com seminar as we host Michael Saylor, CEO of Microstrategy, the publicly traded company that announced it was making bitcoin its primary treasure reserve asset, and purchasing 38,250 BTC (~$425m). Saylor explains how this was a deliberate decision to put the company on a bitcoin standard.


    To stay informed of progress on Saifedean's upcoming book, The Fiat Standard, sign up on saifedean.com/email


    Saifedean's paper Michael mentioned, on Bitcoin monetization scenario, and how banks are "fiat miners": https://saifedean.com/product/report-title-2/


    All of Saifedean's research papers written after The Bitcoin Standard can be found on saifedean.com/research


    Saifedean's The Bitcoin Standard, out in 21 languages: saifedean.com/book

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Bitcoin Fixes This #5 - Saifedean Ammous on Off Chain with Jimmy Song

    Bitcoin Fixes This #5 - Saifedean Ammous on Off Chain with Jimmy Song

    Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard. We talk about the university system, how money has made it highly inefficient and how the internet is routing around it. Saifedean also tells us about how government money has made colleges into ineffective research institutions, how PhD students are abused as cheap labor and how competition will ultimately help everyone.

    Visit Dr. Ammous' website for information on his economics courses and upcoming books.
    https://saifedean.com

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Sambodia2 ,

Incredible

So much excellent under appreciated content. I definitely recommend to anyone interested in Austrian economics, bitcoin and how to look practically at the world.

iPhoneUser62 ,

The book should be studied in schools.

I read the book and it opened my eyes and crystallized the reasons of what I only could perceive as gut feelings before...

This is a must for every parent that wants his children’s success in life...

The podcast is also very interesting and educational.

AdamPaulMoore ,

An Important Bitcoin and Austrian Economics Podcast

Dr. Ammous is a excellent teacher of real economics. Bitcoiners and students of money would do well to subscribe. Great resource.

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