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The "What is Money?" Show

Robert Breedlove

"What is Money?" is the rabbit that leads us down the proverbial rabbit hole. It is the most important question for finding truth in the world. In this podcast, we will pursue this "rabbit" by engaging in a diversity of deep conversations with deep thinkers from different walks of life.

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The Problems with Price Inflation | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 11 (WiM182)
Today
The Problems with Price Inflation | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 11 (WiM182)
My friend and fellow student of money codenamed "Lester" joins me for a multi-episode conversation exploring the excellent book "The Twilight of Gold" by Melchior Palyi. Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter: Twilight of Gold: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Power of Choice & the Inability to Change People by Force00:07:21 Learning about Bitcoin requires "Proof Of Work"00:10:09 Explaining America's Financial Balance Sheet00:14:16 Answering, "What are the Big Threats to Bitcoin?"00:17:41 Being Anonymous & Discussing Bitcoin Supply00:22:33 Explaining "Loan to Value Ratio"00:28:35 Discussing the Fed's Conondrum00:33:04 Central Banking Experiment00:36:17 The Breakdown of the Credit System in London during WW100:40:28 Future of Bitcoin Transactions, KYC & Holding Hard Money during Hyper-Inflation00:44:36 National Debt & Expansion of the Money Supply during WW100:51:22 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine00:52:08 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth00:53:17 Occam's Razor with Money Printing & Inflation00:57:17 Praxeology, The Study of Human Action01:00:22 Inflation & Currency Devaluation in Germany during WW101:08:16 People not understanding Unit Bias & Humans innate desire for "NGU"01:13:12 Why Inflation can't be undone without paying back the Debt01:19:48 Asset Inflation Hypnotizing people with "NGU"01:22:08 Explaining the Issues with Price Inflation01:25:29 Money Printing leading to Misallocation of Capital01:32:10 Moving into a Bitcoin Standard while needing to hold Dollars01:40:10 How Bitcoin Incentivizes Economic Gain for Society01:44:45 "What is Money" OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
The Problems with Price Inflation | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 11 (WiM182)
Today
The Problems with Price Inflation | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 11 (WiM182)
My friend and fellow student of money codenamed "Lester" joins me for a multi-episode conversation exploring the excellent book "The Twilight of Gold" by Melchior Palyi. Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter: Twilight of Gold: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Power of Choice & the Inability to Change People by Force00:07:21 Learning about Bitcoin requires "Proof Of Work"00:10:09 Explaining America's Financial Balance Sheet00:14:16 Answering, "What are the Big Threats to Bitcoin?"00:17:41 Being Anonymous & Discussing Bitcoin Supply00:22:33 Explaining "Loan to Value Ratio"00:28:35 Discussing the Fed's Conondrum00:33:04 Central Banking Experiment00:36:17 The Breakdown of the Credit System in London during WW100:40:28 Future of Bitcoin Transactions, KYC & Holding Hard Money during Hyper-Inflation00:44:36 National Debt & Expansion of the Money Supply during WW100:51:22 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine00:52:08 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth00:53:17 Occam's Razor with Money Printing & Inflation00:57:17 Praxeology, The Study of Human Action01:00:22 Inflation & Currency Devaluation in Germany during WW101:08:16 People not understanding Unit Bias & Humans innate desire for "NGU"01:13:12 Why Inflation can't be undone without paying back the Debt01:19:48 Asset Inflation Hypnotizing people with "NGU"01:22:08 Explaining the Issues with Price Inflation01:25:29 Money Printing leading to Misallocation of Capital01:32:10 Moving into a Bitcoin Standard while needing to hold Dollars01:40:10 How Bitcoin Incentivizes Economic Gain for Society01:44:45 "What is Money" OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
The Cosmic Dimensions of Bitcoin with Jeff Booth (WiM181)
Yesterday
The Cosmic Dimensions of Bitcoin with Jeff Booth (WiM181)
Author & Entrepreneur Jeff Booth joins me to talk about how our life experiences & information we take in constitute our "mental models" and largely determine the way we perceive reality. We also talk about the journey through understanding technological advancements, Bitcoin, and the linguistic qualities of money. Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter Account: Website: Writing's: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 How the Brain Predicts & Transposes Sensory Functions00:05:22 Explaining how the Brain is an "Organic Computer"00:08:53 Incongruences in Life allowing our Minds to Adapt new "Models"00:14:40 How Society is Informed through Markets, Supply & Demand00:20:15 Is Language a Reliable Tool for Information?00:23:55 The need to seek Love & Connection00:27:24 How Errors & Mistakes Update our Mental Models00:30:57 Does Central Planning go against Human Evolution?00:36:28 Human Networks, Super Computers & Money being Information00:42:28 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine00:43:13 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth00:44:23 How the Computer is a "State Machine"00:46:07 Law of Physics, Quantum Theory & Perception00:54:10 Seeking Truth & Questioning your Mental Model00:56:30 Deflation, A.I. & the Market of Free Ideas.01:04:12 The Journey through Technological Advancements & Bitcoin01:10:06 Do we need a Governing Body?01:13:29 World Views, Darwinism & Capital Allocation01:17:31 Building the World you want to see & Bitcoin Providing Hope01:20:00 How does Jeff define Success?01:23:50 "What is Money' OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: with a licensed Bitcoin advisor through DAIM: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (for a chance to win 10M sats, use discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Taxation is Theft with Brandon McNaughton (WiM180)
2d ago
Taxation is Theft with Brandon McNaughton (WiM180)
Brandon McNaughton, fellow Bitcoiner & Austrian Economist joins me to talk to me about his future political aspirations & the need for people to get involved in their communities. We also discuss possible attack vectors on Bitcoin & how individuals can help ensure we have a safe, bright orange future.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter Account: Writings: LinkTree: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Brandon McNaughton's Background & How did you get into Bitcoin?00:05:42 Power, Technological Breakthroughs & Bitcoin being "Digital Gold"00:08:50 Bitcoin, "The Metric System of Money"00:12:23 Brian getting into Austrian Economics & Health00:15:56 Explaining why "Taxation is Theft"00:21:26 Discussing Brandon's Political Aspirations & Campaign Strategy00:25:22 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine00:26:08 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth00:27:17 Future of Tech, Bitcoin & A.I.'s Ability to Fail due to Centralization00:33:50 Explaining the new "Libertarian Party Takeover"00:41:18 Keeping Bitcoin Proof of Work & Possible Attack Vectors on Bitcoin00:50:44 Where to find Brandon's Work00:51:59 "What is Money" OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: with a licensed Bitcoin advisor through DAIM: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (for a chance to win 10M sats, use discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Making Bitcoin Legal Tender in the USA with Bryan Solstin (WiM179)
2d ago
Making Bitcoin Legal Tender in the USA with Bryan Solstin (WiM179)
Bryan Solstin is a U.S. Senatorial Candidate running from the State of Washington. In this conversation we explore how Bryan intends to fight for Bitcoin to become legal tender, impose a zero tax law & discuss how these changes would help American citizens & decrease warfare.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter Account: Campaign Website: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Outline00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 How did Bryan get into a Political Career & Bitcoin?00:04:43 Losing Tolerance for other Crypto Projects00:08:28 Privacy Technology & the Risks of CBDC's00:12:12 Is Decentralization the Main Attribute to Bitcoin Success?00:17:02 If Elected, How will you use Bitcoin?00:19:37 Introducing Bitcoin as Legal Tender & Zero Tax00:25:26 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine00:26:12 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth00:27:21 Thoughts on adding Bitcoin to U.S. Treasuries00:30:59 Learning about the Issues with Central Banking00:33:42 Building a Bitcoin Community & Bitcoin Content00:34:59 How do you answer the question, "What is Bitcoin?"00:41:15 What does "Reforming the Broken Monetary System" look like?00:45:11 Starting War for Control of the Money Printer & How Bitcoin can decrease Warfare00:48:47 Information on Bryan's Campaign00:50:36 Where to Find Bryan's Work00:52:56 "What is Money" OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Breakdown of the Gold Standard | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 10 (WiM178)
Jun 22 2022
Breakdown of the Gold Standard | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 10 (WiM178)
My friend and fellow student of money codenamed "Lester" joins me for a multi-episode conversation exploring the excellent book "The Twilight of Gold" by Melchior Palyi. Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter: Twilight of Gold: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Similarities Between the Breaking Down of the Gold Standard to Today00:07:14 Does Inflation Lead People to Mass-Psychosis?00:10:49 Bitcoiner's Ability to Sense Upcoming Financial Turmoil00:14:34 Economic Similarities between America today and Weimar Republic00:22:09 Underestimating Hyperinflation00:24:24 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:25:09 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth!00:26:18 Education System not Teaching Students about Money00:32:52 Governments Ability to Create Credit, Issue Debt, & Misallocate Capital00:37:28 Relationship between Inflation & Warfare00:40:00 Discussing the "Race to Debase"00:44:25 "What is Money" OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
The Recent Collapse in Crypto Debt Structures With Caitlin Long (WiM 177)
Jun 15 2022
The Recent Collapse in Crypto Debt Structures With Caitlin Long (WiM 177)
Caitlin Long, Founder & CEO of Custodia Bank joins me to talk about the recent collapses in various crypto debt projects and products. We explore the risks of leverage in the system, the prevalence of crypto scams, and why regulation may be coming sooner than we think due to these recent events. We also talk about Bitcoin Maximalism and the importance of the Bitcoin Hash Rate.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter Account: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Outline00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Caitlin's background00:04:19 Leverage in the System, Bitcoin Bull/Bear Markets00:09:47 Why is this time different?00:14:59 Market Cycles, S2F & Price Models00:21:18 Explaining why "Yield on Bitcoin" is not Sustainable00:26:52 The Importance of Self-Custody00:29:35 Fractional Reserves, One to One Leverage00:33:12 Difference between being "Licensed" & being "Regulated"00:38:03 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:38:49 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth!00:39:58 Is Regulation coming?00:42:19 Explaining the Damage & Ramifications of Crypto Crashes00:45:49 Are there other use cases for Blockchain & Crypto Projects?00:53:08 Could Decentralization be Achieved again?01:00:13 Discussing Bitcoin Maximalism & Culture01:07:31 What type of Indicator is Hash Rate & how do you explain it?01:11:45 Lightning Network & Final Thoughts01:15:58 Where to find Caitlin's work01:16:25 "What is Money" OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (use discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Money is Language With Dominic Frisby (WiM176)
Jun 13 2022
Money is Language With Dominic Frisby (WiM176)
British author, comedian, and Libertarian Dominic Frisby joins me for a conversation on his latest article, "Money is Language": how the evolution of communication rails lead us on a path of promissory money & why Bitcoin is making the need for trust less relevant.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter Account: Substack: is Language" Article: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Outline00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 "Money is Language"00:03:27 Laying the Groundwork for Telecommunications in Europe00:06:34 The Evolution of Communication00:09:07 Sending "Promises" across the Globe00:11:44 Debts & Promissory Money00:14:55 Money being a Tool for Communication00:19:33 Explaining "Money is Language"00:26:19 The Evolution of Weights & Measures00:32:32 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:33:18 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth!00:34:26 Network Effects of Language00:39:57 The Promissory Trust needed for Fiat & how Bitcoin becoming Language00:44:41 Weaponization of the Dollar & Fiat Currencies00:53:17 Bitcoin as Non-Promissory Money00:54:47 How could they issue a CBDC?01:00:47 Why Bitcoin makes "This Time Different"01:01:57 Where to find Dominic's work01:04:08 "What is Money" OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (use discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Bitcoin, Proof of Work, and The Future of War with Adam Back & Jason Lowery (WIM175)
Jun 10 2022
Bitcoin, Proof of Work, and The Future of War with Adam Back & Jason Lowery (WIM175)
Adam Back, co-founder & CEO of Blockstream & the Inventor of HashCash, and Jason Lowery from the US Space Force join me for an incredible conversation around Adam's invention of "Proof of Work," the impact of Bitcoin on war-fighting, the future of power projection strategies.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Back's Twitter Account: Lowery's Twitter Account: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Outline00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Jason Lowry & Adam Back Intro00:02:34 What is HashCash?00:10:36 What does a “Collision” mean?00:13:01 Explaining the “Birthday Example”00:15:44 Differences between HashCash Stamping & Bitcoin’s Difficulty Adjustment00:20:39 How Adam Defines “Expensive” in HashCash’s Protocol00:24:27 Creating a “Trap Door Free” Cost Function00:30:07 The Origin of the Term, “Proof Of Work”00:35:54 Cost Association with Proof of Work00:46:29 Explaining Proof of Work & Hash Functions00:48:27 When did Adam realize how Important Proof Of Work is?00:54:40 Why do Stable-coin Protocols Fail?00:58:41 Taking “Brute Force” Power away from Kinetic Energy to Electrical Energy01:07:21 Explaining the “Byzantine Generals Problem”01:12:04 Bitcoin taking the “Rules of Man” out of Trust01:18:42 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!01:19:28 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth!01:20:36 How do you Enforce Rules without Trust?01:25:41 Skepticism & Questioning Bitcoin01:30:07 Bitcoin Immutability & Trust01:33:10 Defining the “Resource War”01:39:23 Brute Force, Power Projection & the State01:42:58 History from Kinetic Hardware to Computational Software01:56:11 Bitcoin’s Protocol Incentivizing Coordination amongst users02:03:30 Could Bitcoin Reduce Warfare?02:11:40 Can Bitcoins Protocol be Exploited?02:21:08 “Unbounded Cost”, Trying to 51% Attack Bitcoin02:28:37 The Future of “SoftWar” & Bitcoin Mutually Assured Defense02:36:04 Drone Warfare vs Bitcoin, Brute Force Power Projection02:38:58 Darwinism & Mans need for Competition02:46:44 Bitcoin Non-Lethal & Peaceful Protocol02:55:47 Where to find Jason & Adam’s Work & Social Media02:56:40 “What is Money” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Only Individuals Engage in Action | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 9 (WiM174)
Jun 8 2022
Only Individuals Engage in Action | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 9 (WiM174)
My friend and fellow student of money codenamed "Lester" joins me for a multi-episode conversation exploring the excellent book "The Twilight of Gold" by Melchior Palyi. Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter: Twilight of Gold: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 How Bitcoin Tokens and IOUs Will Inflate in a Fiat-Based Financial System00:10:30 Bitcoin Deters Inflation and Credit Systems00:16:56 Hypothesizing Banks as Decentralized Smaller Nodes in a Future Scenario00:23:38 Can Government and Central Banks Remain Solvent Given History?00:28:27 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:29:13 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth!00:30:21 A Coercion-Free Society is Self-Organization Into Smaller Groups00:37:49 Is there a Time to Sell Bitcoin?00:45:01 How Taxation, Inflation, and Regulation are Unproductive00:48:22 On Neutral Ground: Is all Government Action a Misallocation of Capital?00:54:32 “Only Individuals Exist and Only Individuals Act”00:59:29 “What is Money?” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Will America Adopt Bitcoin? with Lawrence Lepard (WiM173)
Jun 6 2022
Will America Adopt Bitcoin? with Lawrence Lepard (WiM173)
Investment Manager and Austrian Economist Lawrence Lepard joins me for a conversation on the history of currency debasement, how we are living in "peak fiat", and how hard times will require new leadership in America.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter Account: PE Firm: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Outline00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 What is Money?00:03:39 What Properties make Gold Valuable?00:06:14 How Gold Advanced Human Civilization00:07:38 The Attack Vector “Stability” brings00:10:05 Does Lack of Financial Education cause Financial Corruption?00:11:39 Timeline on how we chose Gold00:13:05 Why did we leave a Gold Standard?00:20:24 Can Productivity & Growth Plateau?00:22:05 Money Printing and War Financing00:25:57 The Risks of Statism00:31:09 Bitcoin Giving you a Chance by Opting Out00:33:24 Private Property leading to Individualism00:35:27 Discussing Mass Formation Psychosis00:37:26 Will Mass Formation Psychosis increase as we print more Dollars?00:39:18 Where is this headed?00:45:14 Is the Nation State Model going to Dissolve or Reform?00:47:23 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:48:09 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth!00:49:18 What Happens to Government under the Sovereign Individual Thesis?00:51:55 Viewing the State through a Christian Lens00:53:30 Was Gold’s Price Suppression Planned/Organized?00:56:26 Russian Sanctions & Bretton Woods events in American History01:09:16 Freezing of Bank Accounts in Canada & Russia01:14:37 Mistakes Larry made as an Investor & Understanding Network Effects01:18:54 Byzantine Generals Problem & Nations Inability to get around it01:21:03 America Adopting Bitcoin01:24:33 Is America Lacking Critical Thinkers?01:26:35 New Leaders in America01:28:57 Speaking out about what is going on in Society01:30:10 Where to find Larry!01:30:43 “What is Money” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
A Brief History of Money and Bitcoin with Brian Estes (WiM172)
Jun 2 2022
A Brief History of Money and Bitcoin with Brian Estes (WiM172)
CEO & CIO of 'Off The Chain Capital' Brian Estes join me for a conversation on monetary history, why Bitcoin matters so much in the current landscape of money, and how to value networks.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Estes Twitter: Estes Website: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Outline00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 Learn About Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Brian’s Background & How he got into Bitcoin00:04:36 What is Brian doing now?00:05:46 The History Of Money00:10:35 Bitcoin’s Distributed Ledger00:12:24 What is the Petrodollar?00:15:02 The Dollar being Devalued00:17:13 What is the “Everything Bubble”?00:22:15 How does Bitcoin Fix Problems?00:24:53 UBI & Managing the Collapse00:27:06 What is Bitcoin’s Trajectory?00:29:13 Gold’s Scarcity vs Bitcoin’s Scarcity00:31:37 Bitcoin becoming a Non-Correlated Asset00:33:49 Bitcoin being Voluntary00:35:15 Similarities with Building the Internet & Building Bitcoin00:39:58 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:40:44 Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth!00:41:52 Milton Friedman, Sending Cash Digitally00:43:25 How to Combat Censorship?00:45:49 A Bitcoin-Only Future?00:47:39 S-Curve Analysis00:52:08 Explaining Bitcoins Immutability00:55:11 Do we need a Federal Reserve?00:56:06 Bitcoin: A Necessary Asset in Portfolios01:01:11 Issues with Understanding Exponential Growth01:02:42 Dealing with Drawdowns in the Bitcoin Market1:04:49 Investing in Protocols vs Blockchain Companies1:08:46 People saying “Governments Won’t Allow Bitcoin To Succeed”1:13:06 Government Collecting Taxes on Crypto1:14:34 What is Bitcoin Relationship with Time & Energy?1:19:32 Relationship Between Government Issued Money & Warfare1:24:10 Final Thoughts & Where to find Brian1:25:00 “What Is Money?” Outro SOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Bitcoin Fixes The Great Reset? with Chris Sullivan (WiM171)
May 31 2022
Bitcoin Fixes The Great Reset? with Chris Sullivan (WiM171)
Chris Sullivan joins me for a conversation on the role Bitcoin plays in thwarting those who seek to undermine the foundations of Western Civilization—life, liberty, and property.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Sullivan Website: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Outline00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Chris’s Background00:06:21 Chris’s Reading List on Freedom and the Humanities00:13:01 The History of Currency Debasement00:18:49 The Corruptibility of Money and its Influence on Warfare00:22:02 Learning the Propaganda of Markets & Wall Street00:29:54 Bitcoin Allows you to “Play The Game”00:33:52 Technology Making it Easier to Manipulate Money00:37:11 Exposing the Corruptibility of Money & Man00:46:14 Happiness Leading to Economic Booms00:47:36 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" from Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:48:22 Take Control of Your Healthcare with Crowd Health!00:49:30 The History & Morality of Taxation00:53:22 Describing how Bitcoin helps Property Rights & Ownership00:58:18 Government & Markets in a Post-Bitcoin Future01:01:28 Explaining Futures Contracts, Bitcoin ETFs, & Commodity Trading01:05:32 Do we need Regulation or could Free Markets Settle Financial Corruption?01:08:00 What would our Founding Fathers say About Today?01:13:29 Production Growth vs Asset Price Growth01:16:00 Alternatives to our current Monetary Theory01:18:14 Decentralization is Equivalent to Anti-Corruption01:19:54 Truth & the Perception of New Ideas01:22:00 Explaining Natural Law01:25:03 Zombie Companies & Fiat Culture01:28:45 What is the WEF?01:29:44 Explaining “The Great Reset”01:32:06 Debunking the need for Sustainable Energy, Solar, & Wind01:35:26 How can an Economy Function without Private Property Rights?01:40:07 Where to find Chris’s Work01:41:31 “What is Money” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
God, the role of the state, and Bitcoin with Josh Jalinski (WiM170)
May 27 2022
God, the role of the state, and Bitcoin with Josh Jalinski (WiM170)
My friend, fellow investor and man of faith, Joshua Jalinski joins me to explore how as a Nation we are losing our sight to see God and the Christian values we were built upon and how that is leading to increased statism and confusion.Be sure to check out Jalinski.Org where you can find a link to Josh's newsletter and more great insight on investing.GUESTJosh's Twitter: Website: Youtube Channel: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 - “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 - Learn About Bitcoin With Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37- Josh’s Background & How They Met00:04:13 - What Is Sphere Sovereignty?00:08:03 - God being replaced by Gov00:11:13 - Describing the nihilist impulse00:14:49 - Is lack of faith giving lead to false idols?00:23:02 - The challenge of conveying meaning in language00:27:12 - Explaining the “righteousness of God”00:30:12 - The meaning of the word “Gospel”00:32:57 - How did we go from “equity & private property” to a “debt based money”?00:39:14 - The rejection of faith due to wrongful association00:42:09 - Material abundance creating division from faith00:46:05 - History showing how statism leads to failed societies00:48:57 - Issues with associating identity & faith with statism00:54:52 - How are the rich continuing to getting richer?00:56:05 - Watch "Hard Money With Natalie Brunell" from Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:56:51 - Take Control of Your Healthcare with Crowd Health!00:57:59 - Central Banking Being The Root Cause Of Division01:00:47 - What Is Fiat From A Biblical Perspective?01:04:48 - Lack of Justice In The Last Century01:08:34 - Covenants, Truth & Bitcoin01:14:21 - How Do We Get Back To A Balanced Society?01:17:38 - “The Cult of Democracy”01:23:08 - Homeschooling & The Issues With Public Education's Agenda01:29:04 - Is Statism A Necessary Evil?01:33:28 - The Need For The Ability To Self-Govern01:38:58 - Explaining “The Materialist World View”01:41:27 - Complexities Of The “Materialist World View”01:44:48 - Human Imagination & The Meaning Of The Word “Agape” In Christianity01:46:54 - “Agape” & Humans Need For A Covenant01:50:43 - What Can We Do To Change Where We’re At?01:54:39 - The Definition Of “Man”01:58:26 - The Need For The Pursuit Of Private Property To Enhance Others Lives02:02:23 - What Are The Inalienable Rights?02:06:03 - Are Statism & Christianity Becoming Wrongfully Intertwined?02:12:00 - Getting Beyond Statism With The Ability To Opt Out With Bitcoin.02:13:58 - Where To Find Josh!SOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESOff the Chain Capital is the best performing value investment fund over the past 5 years: Energy is focused on building mining Bitcoin operations with sustainable energy: Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: is the mobile money app of the future—the all-in-one money app for everyone, everywhere: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: okcoin.com/breedloveJoin Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Glass is a free, all-in-one educational platform built with the intention of empowering individuals to take control of their financial future: Venture Partners (TVP) is a venture capital firm that launched the industry's first institutional venture fund series focused on Bitcoin startups:
Bitcoin is Insurance on a Failing Financial System with Greg Foss (WiM169)
May 25 2022
Bitcoin is Insurance on a Failing Financial System with Greg Foss (WiM169)
Greg Foss joins me as my first in-person guest for a discussion on how his 30-year career trading government bonds informed his thoughts on the impending failure of the fiat currency complex and, thus, the supreme relevancy of Bitcoin.Be sure to check out Swan Private, the trusted Bitcoin financial services provider for high-net-worth individuals and businesses worldwide: Twitter: Financial Education Platform: PODCASTPodcast Website: Podcast: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 - Learn About Bitcoin With Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com00:01:37 Government Bonds, Then and Now00:10:10 Debt-Based Commercial Banking Is Dependent on Inflation00:13:36 Foss’ Experience with the Cyclical Financial “Ponzi” System for 40 Years00:21:51 Credit, Bonds, and Equity: “Credit is the Dog and Equity is the Tail”00:27:40 The Standard 60/40 Bond-Equity Portfolio is Unsustainable00:32:08 Simple Math Analyzes Debt Markets with Total Global Debt/Global GDP00:35:52 Impending Default Risk of Countries and Bitcoin as Fiat Insurance00:45:18 Bitcoin Price Target00:46:20 - Watch "Hard Money With Natalie Brunell" from Swan Studios & Bitcoin Magazine!00:47:07 - Take Control of Your Healthcare with Crowd Health!00:48:16 QE Infinity and Debt Spiral Doubles US Debt-to-GDP Since 198000:52:34 Asymmetric Opportunity01:00:56 The $2M Price Estimate for Bitcoin01:07:36 Foss’ Personal Journey Launching “Looking Glass Education”01:16:00 You Don’t Learn About Sitting in a Risk Chair From Traditional Education01:23:19 Foss’ Role and Thoughts on the Freedom Convoy Protests01:34:59 Looking at the Future of Canada with Bitcoin01:39:15 “What is Money?” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESSwan Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: offers an innovative health insurance model based on Bitcoin and community: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Recurring Bitcoin Buys and Withdrawals:
Bitcoin as an Incorruptible System of Value with Jordan Peterson (WiM168)
May 2 2022
Bitcoin as an Incorruptible System of Value with Jordan Peterson (WiM168)
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson joins for me a special edition episode exploring the philosophic implications of Bitcoin as an incorruptible system of value. This episode was recorded in front a live studio audience on April 8th, 2022 during the Bitcoin 2022 Conference in Miami, FL.Be sure to check out Swan Private, your dedicated partner in developing and executing a Bitcoin strategy: Peterson's Twitter: Peterson's YouTube: Peterson's LinkTree: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 Intro by John Vallis00:04:38 Standup Comedy Opening by JP Sears00:27:22 Show Intro by Robert Breedlove00:31:52 Welcoming Jordan Peterson00:32:39 The Concept of Fiat and the Ethical Optimality of Voluntary Games00:43:57 Voluntary Games Optimize the Genuine Motivation of Positive Emotion00:45:03 Fiat Currency as an Involuntary Game and its Psychological Implications00:48:10 What Justification is there for Use of Force or Fiat?00:52:32 “Whenever You’re Doing a Thing You Want, You’re Playing.”00:55:50 Defining Truth (and its Antagonism to Fiat)01:00:43 The Spirit of Truth, the Process of Inquiry, and Freedom of Speech01:04:11 Free Speech is How Humans Contend with an Incomputable Future01:07:11 How an Incorruptible Money Could Impact the Free Market Process01:11:44 How The Free Market Enhances Our Relationship with Value01:13:39 Inflation Penalizes Prudence and, In Doing So, Destroys Civilization01:16:58 Giving Gratitude to our Sponsors01:29:40 Controlling Speech and Money as Unerring Hallmarks of Totalitarianism01:35:04 The Costliness of Signaling and the Sanity of Communication01:39:18 “The Monetary Standard and Moral Standard are Inexorably Linked”01:45:09 What are the Unexpected Consequences of Bitcoin?01:49:00 Systemized Violations of Property and the Inducement of Irresponsibility01:53:51 Bitcoin and The Philosopher’s Stone02:00:15 Money is a Promise: A Contract with the Future02:03:44 The Impact of Technological Innovation on Trust in Society02:07:02 Christ and the Value of Absolute Truthfulness02:10:56 The Personal Transformations Occurring in the Lives of Bitcoiners02:13:05 Bitcoin as a Means of Detaching Exploitation From Economic Success02:17:03 “What is Money?” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESOff the Chain Capital is the best performing value investment fund over the past 5 years: Energy is focused on building mining Bitcoin operations with sustainable energy: Private guides high-net-worth individuals and businesses in all areas of Bitcoin strategy: is the mobile money app of the future—the all-in-one money app for everyone, everywhere: is an innovative and education-focused cryptoasset exchange platform—earn $50 in free Bitcoin by signing up at: okcoin.com/breedloveJoin Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now (discount code BREEDLOVE): Glass is a free, all-in-one educational platform built with the intention of empowering individuals to take control of their financial future: Venture Partners (TVP) is a venture capital firm that launched the industry's first institutional venture fund series focused on Bitcoin startups:
Philosophy as Life Education | The Yaron Brook Series | Episode 3 (WiM167)
Apr 13 2022
Philosophy as Life Education | The Yaron Brook Series | Episode 3 (WiM167)
Yaron Brook joins me for a discussion on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism where we discover how Reason has created progress, freedom, and the pursuit to a good life. This series will loosely follow Ayn Rand's written work "The Virtue of Selfishness."Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: GUESTYaron’s Twitter: Show: Virtue of Selfishness: PODCASTPodcast Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 The Differences Between Intrinsic, Objective, and Subjective Values00:07:22 Objectivism and Similarities with Austrian Theory of Economics00:13:08 Distinguishing Humans as Conceptual From Perceptual00:17:13 Language and Time are Products of Conceptual Thinking00:22:10 Go Beyond Staying Alive to Living as Human Beings00:29:48 NYDIG00:30:56 Does Rand Accept Pursuing Self-Interest by Exploiting Another?00:35:44 Governments Should Have Limited Roles; Focus on Eliminating Violence00:41:14 How Do You Express Vigilance on Governments?00:44:19 The Free Market of Currency Without Centralized Intervention00:49:58 Good and Evil Exist Because Humans Have Reason and Can Ignore Reason00:57:50 Learning to Philosophize, Think, and Create01:05:20 Consider Philosophy: “Bitcoin Can’t Win Unless it Has the Right Ideas”01:12:40 “What is Money?” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: Me At Bitcoin 2023, pre-order your tickets now: Recurring Bitcoin Buying: Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: Your Dream Home without Selling Your Bitcoin with Ledn:
Principles of Liquidity | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 8 (WiM166)
Apr 13 2022
Principles of Liquidity | The Twilight of Gold Series | Episode 8 (WiM166)
My friend and fellow student of money codenamed "Lester" joins me for a multi-episode conversation exploring the excellent book "The Twilight of Gold" by Melchior Palyi. Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: GUESTLester's Twitter: Thread Reference: Twilight of Gold: Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 Looking at Liquidity Principles in the Bitcoin Era00:04:34 Considering Global Base Money is Approximately 29.3 Trillion00:08:11 If There Was a Massive Unwind in Debt…00:13:51 There is Plenty of Sats in the Bitcoin Sea00:18:47 The Difference Between Money Supply and Purchasing Power00:21:09 NYDIG00:22:17 “It is Interest Being Bought With Money and Not Money Being Rented With Interest”00:29:52 Credit Should Incentivize and Not Hamper Productivity in Borrowers00:34:53 There Is No Need for a Planned Interest Rate00:39:14 Policy Manipulates Interest Rate Levers00:44:45 How Homes are Kept Unaffordable00:48:12 Pain Now or Pain Later: Delaying the Crippling Interest Structure00:53:42 Acknowledging Differing Viewpoints on Banking Schools00:55:30 “What is Money?” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): Recurring Bitcoin Buying: Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: Your Dream Home without Selling Your Bitcoin with Ledn:
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: The Value of Archetypes | The Mike Hill Series | Episode 10 (WiM165)
Apr 3 2022
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: The Value of Archetypes | The Mike Hill Series | Episode 10 (WiM165)
Mike Hill joins for me for a multi-episode exploration of the masterful book “Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals” written by best-selling author Robert Pirsig. This book may be one of the most undervalued ever written, as it proposes an alternative interpretation of reality that Pirsig calls “The Metaphysics of Quality” (MOQ). According to MOQ, reality is not made up of substance, but rather it is composed of distinct patterns of value. In a Copernican-like revolution of perspective, MOQ sheds new light on age-old debates such as moral relativism, the nature of subject-object duality, good vs. evil, science vs. religion, the importance of freedom, and the primacy of action.Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: Website: Website: Podcast: Feed: “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 How the Stacked Layers of Static Value Interoperate00:01:38 The Philosopher’s Stone and the Value of Archetypes00:05:50 Metaphysics of Quality and the Jungian Archetypes00:09:04 Emergence of the King Archetype and Human Consciousness00:11:44 The Necessity of Physical and Mimetic Exchange to Childhood Development00:14:39 Etymology of King and Kingdom: The Organizing Principle00:16:49 What is Light is the “Shadow” of Dynamic Quality?00:21:21 Why Pathologies are Born in Darkness00:24:14 NYDIG00:25:23 Metaphors We Live By00:28:51 Flatland and the Other Dimensions of Reality00:31:04 Plato’s Cave and the Shadows of Metaphysical Principles00:33:36 “The Return” and its Relationship to “Resolution”00:36:35 Linguistic Relativity: Language Shapes Thoughts00:39:16 Categorizing Metaphors00:41:40 “What is Money?” IntroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WORKMedium: TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): Recurring Bitcoin Buying: Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: Your Dream Home without Selling Your Bitcoin with Ledn:
The Power of Human Reason | The Yaron Brook Series | Episode 2 (WiM164)
Apr 3 2022
The Power of Human Reason | The Yaron Brook Series | Episode 2 (WiM164)
Yaron Brook joins me for a discussion on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism where we discover how Reason has created progress, freedom, and the pursuit of a good life. This series will loosely follow Ayn Rand's written work "The Virtue of Selfishness."Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: GUESTYaron’s Twitter: Show: Virtue of Selfishness: PODCASTPodcast Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Transcript: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 Morality is Objectively True, Reality Snaps Back at You00:03:11 The Guide to Human Success is Constant Knowledge Acquisition and Refinement00:09:52 Discovering Reason Brings Us Out of a Mindless, Dull “Paradise”00:15:20 Reason Creates Morality With the Choice of Good and Evil00:18:50 Evil Takes Many Forms: Banishing Access to Truth00:23:47 How Governments Have Dehumanized Groups of People00:29:33 NYDIG00:30:41 For the State to Grow it Must Appeal to Anti-Reason, Fear, and Emotion00:35:53 Yaron's Concept: Separate State From Economics, Education, Healthcare, and Ideas00:40:19 Achieving The Hypothetical Concept with Better Ideas00:47:07 Is the Problem With The State or With People That Don’t Reason?00:52:11 Pursue Self-Interest Without Overstepping: “Someone’s Success is Not My Loss”00:56:53 Rand Linked Mathematics With the Formation of Concepts01:00:00 “What is Money?” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): Recurring Bitcoin Buying: Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: Your Dream Home without Selling Your Bitcoin with Ledn:
Bitcoin and The Fall of Nation-States with James Davidson (WiM163)
Apr 1 2022
Bitcoin and The Fall of Nation-States with James Davidson (WiM163)
Author James Davidson joins me for another conversation exploring topics from his prescient book “The Sovereign Individual."Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: GUESTJames’ Investment Newsletter: PODCASTPodcast Website: Podcast: Spotify: Feed: Transcript: OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 The Overlap of Economic, Political, and Mega-Political Games00:08:35 Considering Cyber Warfare and the Current Russia-Ukraine Turmoil00:15:33 Did Russia Not Anticipate the Suspension of SWIFT?00:20:37 Predicting Bitcoin as the Ultimate Offshore Bank00:26:20 21st Century Taxpayers "Growing Wings"00:32:14 Will Bitcoin Co-Exist With Fiat?00:37:04 “Efficiency Will Become More Important Than the Dictates of Power”00:47:06 The Scale of Violence Changes in a Cashless World00:58:37 NYDIG00:59:45 The Connection of Microbes and Technology as Mega-Political Variables01:06:16 “People Have a Way of Knowing When Their Bread is Buttered”01:11:04 Smaller, Micro-Processed Entities Will be More Efficient Than Nation-States01:23:19 How Would We Reach a Point of Dissolution?01:28:53 Pension Will Become a Lesser Factor in Decision-Making01:35:53 Bitcoin Will Transform Violence-Dependent Democracy01:41:07 Register with James for Success-Backed Forecasting01:46:55 “What is Money?” OutroSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: Twitter: My Current Work: WRITTEN WORKMedium: WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: via Tippin.me: via Paypal: via Venmo: "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: RECOMMENDED BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): Recurring Bitcoin Buying: Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: Your Dream Home without Selling Your Bitcoin with Ledn: