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Godfrey Bloom

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Godfrey Bloom on Freedom, Financial Collapse, Gold and Bitcoin

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

Godfrey Bloom is a libertarian author with six books published on both military history & Austrian School Economics.   He worked in the City of London as an acclaimed asset manager, and subsequently represented Yorkshire & Lincolnshire in the European Parliament & was a staunch campaigner for Brexit for twenty five years.   Godfrey has been an outspoken critic of central banking and fiat currency, as well as the political systems which have emerged on top of those institutions.   A long-time gold bug, Godfrey has recently started to learn about and invest in bitcoin, so I thought it would be fun to get together for a chat about his journey and current thinking on the subject.    Enjoy!    --    More from Godfrey:   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/goddersbloom WEBSITE: https://godfreybloom.uk/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdRARuXlJlLH9ZC4z51LhQ More from me:       TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY The BitBox02 Bitcoin-Only Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire Get 10% off on the BITCOIN 2022 CONFERENCE IN MIAMI! The 2021 conference was EPIC, and 2022 is going to be even bigger and better. Use the promo code 'RAPIDFIRE' at checkout: http://tixr.com/pr/rapidfire/26217 If you're in Canada and looking to buy bitcoin at competitive rates, with an emphasis on privacy and security, check out bullbitcoin.com. If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.

1hr 41mins

5 Feb 2021

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Ep 30. Godfrey Bloom & Svetski. The Supreme Stupidity of the State. Gold vs Bitcoin & More.

Svetski Wake Up Podcast

I’m joined by the hilarious, sharp and ever thought provoking Godfrey “Hang the Bastards” Bloom. He’s an Austrian-school Economist and Ex Fund manager, who spent 5yrs on the European parliamentary committee of economics. Poor guy had to deal with one of the world’s most ridiculous bureaucracies for that long !?!?!? Anyway. Lucky for England (in some capacity at least) they had someone like him in there batting for them. We discuss: - The modern state, and it’s supreme stupidity. - Medieval in the suppression of the people - How did we “somewhat” break that 1945 push for socialism? Or did we not? - Why Gold. - Exiting the monopoly on money - Gold VS Bitcoin - Customer & Service provider relationship / Subject & Overlord relationship - “Buy Gold and Kick a Central Banker in the Balls” - Could the state get desperate enough to go in & take that gold? I then put forward some points about Gold’s weaknesses: - Physicality makes it easy to confiscate, control & manipulate - Also hard to personally secure & use - Useless in a digital world - Gold losing it’s monetary premium & therefore losing its use as a wealth preservation tool. We also discussed how we need to protect ourselves in a world becoming increasingly draconian in nature. I posited that Bitcoin, being information is much harder to censor. Godrey also pointed out that we need to see Big business getting skin in the BTC game - which we’re certainly seeing with Michael Saylor leading the charge. This is a great, podcast and one you’ll not only learn from, but thoroughly enjoy. Follow Godfrey’s work here: Twitter @goddersbloom https://godfreybloom.uk As usual; Listen, Learn, Share and Subscribe. I'll see you on the next episode. _________________________________ Thanks again for listening. Subscribe on YouTube, Anchor, Spotify: https://anchor.fm/wakeuppod https://www.youtube.com/c/WakeUpPod And follow me on Twitter @AleksSvetski & https://svetski.medium.com More coming soon!

1hr 35mins

4 Feb 2021

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SLP248 Godfrey Bloom - What Will Government Do To Bitcoin

Stephan Livera Podcast

Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk about what governments will do to Bitcoin. We discuss: Commonalities and differences with gold What he’s learned since first buying Bitcoin How governments may attempt to control Bitcoin How some people will use Bitcoin in spite of control Govt bans vs regulation Building a movement Godfrey Bloom's Links: Twitter: @Goddersbloom Website: godfreybloom.uk Prior episode: SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA) Compass Mining Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

1hr 6mins

2 Feb 2021

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SLP217 Exploring Bitcoin With Godfrey Bloom

Stephan Livera Podcast

Godfrey Bloom, Austrian economist, former politician, and libertarian author joins me to talk. Godfrey is a self proclaimed goldbug, and in this conversation we explore Bitcoin and his recent discussion on it. We chat about: Bitcoin’s use as reserve asset Some similarities and differences between Bitcoin and Gold Central Banking Welfare Statism Links: Twitter: @Goddersbloom Website: godfreybloom.uk Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) Knox Custody Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

1hr 26mins

7 Oct 2020

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Godfrey Bloom & The Incredibly Shrinking Brexit

MisesUK.Org Podcast

In our second MisesUK.Org podcast, we talk to our Honorary President Godfrey Bloom about the current state of Brexit, whether it's being deliberately sabotaged by the UK's 'deep state', what its likely outcome is, what's going to happen with the Euro, whether the EU will collapse due to monetary failure, as well as much more, including a brief analysis of UKIP. Sponsored by: http://finlingo.com/ Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music The post Godfrey Bloom & The Incredibly Shrinking Brexit appeared first on Free Life.


12 Dec 2017

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Godfrey Bloom: From Brexit to Frexit?

The Human Action Podcast

This week, Theresa May made Brexit official, triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Our friend Godfrey Bloom, a legendary voice for British sovereignty and a founding member of UKIP, joins Mises Weekends to discuss what happens next. Is globalism truly on the decline? And does the rise of Marine Le Pen mean Frexit may also be possible?

31 Mar 2017

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Godfrey Bloom: How Brexit Won

The Human Action Podcast

Our friend and former member of the European Parliament Godfrey Bloom rejoins us for a lively postmortem on the Brexit vote. It's been two months, and the sky hasn't fallen in the UK. In fact, markets are up—and new Prime Minister Theresa May promises that a withdrawal treaty will be negotiated in due time. Mr. Bloom dismisses this, pointing out that her new administration could act swiftly and unilaterally. He also point out that the Germans are unlikely to deny BMWs to British buyers, just as French wineries are unlikely to suspend shipments of champagne across the Channel. In other words, trade can be accomplished without bureaucratic help. All the common market needs is buyers and sellers, not complex treaties and byzantine regulations.How did "Leave" forces, overwhelmingly represented in the British countryside, defeat the bureaucratic class in London? And what does Brexit mean for the march of globalism generally? Mr. Bloom is an engaging speaker and a thoroughly pro-trade Rothbardian.

2 Sep 2016

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Godfrey Bloom: What Brexit Means

The Human Action Podcast

The UK is poised to vote on Brexit next week, deciding for the first time since 1975 whether to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote mirrors populist, nationalist, and anti-globalist trends around the world, and if successful it raises serious questions about the viability of the Euro itself. The whole world is watching, and markets are nervous: rarely is globalism so directly challenged.Here to discuss Brexit is Godfrey Bloom, the great un-PC British politician who was a member of the European Parliament—where he sometimes quoted Rothbard to an uneasy audience of continental technocrats. Jeff Deist and Bloom discuss the odds of whether the "leave" campaign will be successful, whether the ECB's failure to prevent sovereign debt crises in Europe influences the vote, whether Brexit would cause actual Eurozone countries to follow suit, and what Mises had to say about theoretically taking self-determination and secession down to the individual level.For further reading, see "The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know" by Brian Wheeler and Alex Hunt. Also, watch Godfrey Bloom cite Murray N. Rothbard in "The State is an Institution of Theft".

17 Jun 2016