128. Low Time Preference Football with Kieran Gibbs
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

128. Low Time Preference Football with Kieran Gibbs

Aug 30 2022 • 1hr 40m
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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.ResourcesKieran 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 member. Find out more here.
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500 sats
7 Mar
I love your analogy of little kids and soccer! I coached my daughter's YMCA team several times in early grade school. I had no idea what I was doing but I decided to focus on two things. First, every kid had a ball at practice to learn control. Second, they had to learn to play both defensively and defensively. At first they all hated defence, but by the end, they all begged to be defence and loved passing the ball. We won every game including against the team with a coach that knew the game.