The "What is Money?" Show

Bitcoin and The Fall of Nation-States with James Davidson (WiM163)

Episode Notes

Author James Davidson joins me for another conversation exploring topics from his prescient book “The Sovereign Individual."

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OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 The Overlap of Economic, Political, and Mega-Political Games
00:08:35 Considering Cyber Warfare and the Current Russia-Ukraine Turmoil
00:15:33 Did Russia Not Anticipate the Suspension of SWIFT?
00:20:37 Predicting Bitcoin as the Ultimate Offshore Bank
00:26:20 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 World
00:58:37 NYDIG
00:59:45 The Connection of Microbes and Technology as Mega-Political Variables
01:06:16 “People Have a Way of Knowing When Their Bread is Buttered”
01:11:04 Smaller, Micro-Processed Entities Will be More Efficient Than Nation-States
01:23:19 How Would We Reach a Point of Dissolution?
01:28:53 Pension Will Become a Lesser Factor in Decision-Making
01:35:53 Bitcoin Will Transform Violence-Dependent Democracy
01:41:07 Register with James for Success-Backed Forecasting
01:46:55 “What is Money?” Outro

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