91. The Immaculate Conception: Bitcoin vs The Fiat Standard
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

91. The Immaculate Conception: Bitcoin vs The Fiat Standard

Nov 17 2021 • 2hr 1m
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In this episode, Saifedean talks to author and public intellectual Jordan Peterson about how bitcoin solves the problems of The Fiat Standard. Saifedean starts by introducing the Austrian School of Economics, its key concepts such as “opportunity cost”, and how it differs from alternative schools. Saifedean and Jordan then move on to a discussion of the civilizing impact of hard money, why bitcoin is different from other cryptocurrencies, and why bitcoin mining changes the dynamics of the global energy market. Finally, they discuss their experiences working in fiat academia and why online learning is making the traditional university obsolete. ResourcesPrinciples of Economics by Carl Menger, the foundational text of the Austrian School of EconomicsLudwig von Mises’ magnum opus Human ActionThe Use of Knowledge in Society by F.A. Hayek for a discussion of economic calculation within an Austrian frameworkBitcoin Does Not Waste Energy by Parker Lewis for a discussion of the energy used by bitcoin miningSaifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin StandardSaifedean’s second book, The Fiat StandardEnjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses and read chapters of his forthcoming books by becoming a member. Find out more here.THE BITCOIN STANDARD TOOLKIT/SPONSORSNYDIG - https://nydig.comCyphersafe - OKCoin - - - App -
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