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<em>The Fiat Standard</em> with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

The Human Action Podcast

Saifedean Ammous, famous for The Bitcoin Standard, has a remarkable new book detailing the effects of fiat money on virtually every aspect of society. In the tradition of Guido Hülsmann's The Ethics of Money Production, Ammous returns with The Fiat Standard. From a framework of Austrian economics, this book explains the sordid history of central banks severing currencies from gold redemption—both to finance war and enjoy the political benefits of default. But it also considers the far-ranging effects of inflation on civilization: as time preference increases, everything gets worse.  Education, food, architecture, family, and science all suffer, as inflation makes us live today at the expense of tomorrow. On the 50th anniversary of Nixon's gold shock, The Fiat Standard is an amazing explication of how the West fell to its current state. You don't want to miss this show, especially Saifedean's epic takedown of fiat academia at the end!

16 Jul 2021

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Economist Saifedean Ammous on "fiat science," "fiat education," and "fiat fuels"

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

On this week's Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews economist Dr. Saifedean Ammous, about how systematic government control--"fiat"--wreaks havoc in the realms, not just of currency, but of science, education, and energy. They cover: - How government control in the realm of ideas is treated as benign but is in fact incredibly dangerous. - The myth that leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford are "private." - What freedom of scientific inquiry looks like, and how it gave birth to the modern world. - Why much of today's "modeling" would not exist in a free market. - How the moral case for fossil fuels is taking hold in the Bitcoin community.

1hr 13mins

15 Jul 2021

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Saifedean Ammous: Bitcoin Fixes What Fiat Destroyed

Coin Stories

Natalie Brunell talks with leading Bitcoin proponent Dr. Saifedean Ammous. Saifedean is an Austrian economist and best-selling author of The Bitcoin Standard and its soon-to-be released sequel, The Fiat Standard. The Bitcoin Standard is a groundbreaking study of the economics of Bitcoin. The Fiat Standard digs deeper into central banks and government debt. Saifedean discusses both books and his philosophy on Bitcoin's value proposition. Learn more about his research and courses at Saifedean.com _____________ Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin’s value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments. Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Saifedean.com is a website is intended to showcase Dr. Ammous’ research in studying the economics of bitcoin, and nothing in it should be construed as investment advice. Bitcoin is a sophisticated technology whose ownership requires an understanding of complex technologies and tools. Before deciding whether to invest in bitcoin, you should do your own extensive research into the financial and technical aspects involved. Nothing written in this website should be considered advice related to that decision.

1hr 40mins

7 Jul 2021

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Ep. 1870 Saifedean Ammous on Bitcoin, Present and Future

The Tom Woods Show

The great Saifedean Ammous joins us to discuss current trends in Bitcoin, whether it's in a "bubble," what its advantages are, what the future may hold, and why all of this should matter to libertarians.

37mins

7 Apr 2021

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281: Time Preference, The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

The Commercial Investing Show

Saifadean Ammous, the author of The Bitcoin Standard, joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist? Saif continues discussing the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. As well, what is time preference, and how does it differ from inflation? Key Takeaways: Saifadean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard [1:00] Money has three basic functions of money: [3:45] How does Bitcoin act as a base layer of money, similar to the central banks' settlement layer? [8:00] Why would the government let Bitcoin exist? [17:00] Have you been bitten by the Bitcoin bug?  [17:25] Could the government make Bitcoin illegal? [29:45] Is there a distinction between time preference and the time value of money, aka inflation?  [31:45] Saifedean’s wife sells the chair he’s sitting on out from underneath him.  [32:10] Art on the gold standard, will it stand the test of time? [41:20] “A lot of people prefer to laugh than to think.” -Saifedean on Hedonism Websites: https://saifedean.com/ jasonhartman.com/sweethome jasonhartman.com/protect JasonHartman.com JasonHartman.com/properties Jason Hartman Quick Start Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn) Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes) 1-800-HARTMAN

42mins

19 Feb 2021

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591: The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

Coronavirus Holistic Survival Show

Saifadean Ammous, the author of The Bitcoin Standard, joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist? Saif continues discussing the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. As well, what is time preference, and how does it differ from inflation? Key Takeaways: Saifadean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard [1:00] Money has three basic functions of money: [3:45] How does Bitcoin act as a base layer of money, similar to the central banks' settlement layer? [8:00] Why would the government let Bitcoin exist? [17:00] Have you been bitten by the Bitcoin bug?  [17:25] Could the government make Bitcoin illegal? [29:45] Is there a distinction between time preference and the time value of money, aka inflation?  [31:45] Saifedean’s wife sells the chair he’s sitting on out from underneath him.  [32:10] Art on the gold standard, will it stand the test of time? [41:20] “A lot of people prefer to laugh than to think.” -Saifedean on Hedonism Websites: https://saifedean.com/ jasonhartman.com/sweethome jasonhartman.com/protect JasonHartman.com JasonHartman.com/properties Jason Hartman Quick Start Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn) Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes) 1-800-HARTMAN

42mins

12 Feb 2021

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186: The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous, Discussing Time Preference

Jason Hartman Foundation

Saifadean Ammous, the author of The Bitcoin Standard, joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist? Saif continues discussing the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. As well, what is time preference, and how does it differ from inflation? Key Takeaways: Saifadean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard [1:00] Money has three basic functions of money: [3:45] How does Bitcoin act as a base layer of money, similar to the central banks' settlement layer? [8:00] Why would the government let Bitcoin exist? [17:00] Have you been bitten by the Bitcoin bug?  [17:25] Could the government make Bitcoin illegal? [29:45] Is there a distinction between time preference and the time value of money, aka inflation?  [31:45] Saifedean’s wife sells the chair he’s sitting on out from underneath him.  [32:10] Art on the gold standard, will it stand the test of time? [41:20] “A lot of people prefer to laugh than to think.” -Saifedean on Hedonism Websites: https://saifedean.com/ JasonHartman.com 1-800-HARTMAN

42mins

5 Feb 2021

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#211: Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

Join Marty as he sits down with Dr. Saifedean Ammous, Author of The Bitcoin Standard, The Fiat Standard and Principles of Economics, to discuss: - The Fiat Standard - Principles of Economics - The University system - "The Science" - Lockdown hysteria - Unexpected externalities from lockdowns - much more Follow Saif on Twitter Checkout Saifedean.com and pre-order The Fiat Standard &amp; Principles of Economics Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app.

1hr 3mins

29 Nov 2020

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The Fiat Standard w/ Saifedean Ammous - Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

In this podcast, Saifedean and Nik dive into multiple topics surrounding fiat money such as the underlying technology behind fiat, the debt standard, fiat states, and fiat banking. Understanding how fiat operates in comparison to Bitcoin can be a difficult task. Since Bitcoin is an open-source protocol, it allows anyone and everyone to check it’s code down to the very last detail to ensure that you can understand how it operates. Fiat, on the other hand, has smokescreens hiding the operational methods of it. With an additional layer of propaganda promoted by people who benefit from it the most. Follow Nik @Nikcantmine Follow Saifedean @saifedean For more compelling video content from Bitcoin's original publication, subscribe and turn on notifications for the Bitcoin Magazine YouTube channel.

42mins

25 Nov 2020

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Dr. Saifedean Ammous: The Economics of Bitcoin

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast

Dr. Saifedean Ammous (economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard) and I discuss trying to time the bitcoin market, dollar-cost averaging, alt-coins, and the eventuality of the bitcoin takeover. Find Dr. Saifedean Ammous at his website:  saifedean.com, and on Twitter @saifdean This episode is sponsored by truLOCAL. truLOCAL partners with local farmers and butchers (in your area) to source the best meat available. Serving 100's of cuts of Beef, Lamb, Buffalo, and Chicken; truLOCAL even offers cuts that you can't get at the grocery store. Visit https://trulocal.ca and enter code "MP" to get 2 free ribeye steaks with any order. https://www.mikhailapeterson.com

1hr 3mins

10 Nov 2020

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