79. Would Hard Money Fail in a Recession?
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

79. Would Hard Money Fail in a Recession?

Aug 27 2021 • 1hr 39m
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In this episode Saifedean talks to regular seminar attendees about some common criticisms of hard money made by inflationist economists, and why these criticisms represent a misunderstanding of why recessions happen and how they are resolved. The conversation touches on the reluctance of mainstream economists to address the causes of The Great Depression, why they mistakenly attribute its length to the inflexibility of the gold standard, and how Austrian Business Cycle Theory provides the only coherent explanation for what happened. Saifedean draws parallels between these criticisms and popular hard money criticisms of bitcoin to show why they are also mistaken.ResourcesA Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 by Milton Friedman and Anna SchwartzGolden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression 1919-1939 – Barry EichengreenMastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain by Andreas AntonopoulosPlatform for running your own personal bitcoin and Lightning Network nodeBudgeting software recommended by PavaoBitcoin debit card recommended by PavaoEnjoyed 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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