154. Fiat History with Niall Ferguson
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154. Fiat History with Niall Ferguson

7 Feb • 1hr 46m
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Eminent historian Niall Ferguson joins us to discuss the history of fiat money, its relation to war, its development over the past century and the prospects for bitcoin. Why did Britain join World War I, and was it a wise choice? How eager were the British to join war? We debate whether it was the gold standard, or the suspension of the gold standard, that prevented recovery post-WWI and laid the foundation for World War II. And we discuss Professor Ferguson's views of bitcoin and its future prospects.Resources Article: Bitcoin winning the covid-19 monetary Revolution - Book: The Ascent of Money - Pity of War -  Niall Ferguson website - 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 member. Find out more here.
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2,500 sats
11 Feb
Mr. Ferguson reminds me of the Georgetown professor in the mandables. but I like the banter! battle of ideas
500 sats
9 Feb
Great Show. Niall needs to hear Saylor talk about real estate. Sounds like Niall will get there tho
500 sats
9 Feb
pegging anything is absolutely regarded. why not just use a global money, such as gold or Bitcoin? pegging is a ploy for political power. can’t wait until the Keynesian’s are all burnt and the global Bitcoin money rises from their charred ashes.
200 sats
14 Feb
have read a couple of mr fergusons books not bad. I have also seen many interviews with him. with only one exception he came off as a pompous ass. he almost made it through this one. maybe it’s me and he’s just being British
100 sats
24 Feb
well this guy seems clueless on many issues. he learned well his history books but never made his brain work a lot lol