The "What is Money?" Show

How Governments Steal | The Lyn Alden Series | Episode 3 (WiM198)

Episode Notes

Macroeconomist and Investment Strategist Lyn Alden joins me for our third installment, discussing the IMF paper titled, "The Liquidation of Government Debt". We have a detailed conversation about the various options the "I.M.F." liquidates government debt, the E.C.B. current financial conundrum, and we ask the question: has there ever been a free market?

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Lyn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact
"The Liquidation of Government Debt" Paper: https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2016/12/31/The-Liquidation-of-Government-Debt-42610
Lyn's Website: https://www.lynalden.com

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Transcript:

Outline
00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro
00:00:08 Learn about Bitcoin with Swan Private at SwanPrivate.Com
00:01:37 Detailing the Various Options on how the "IMF" Liquidates government debt
00:08:27 Differences in Long Term & Short Term Government Bonds
00:13:25 How Countries try to Incentivize Government Bonds
00:18:19 Discussing the Fed's Ability to buy up Government Bonds
00:25:18 Discussing the E.C.B. Financial Conundrum
00:31:14 Interest Rate Ceilings & Central Banks Influence
00:36:51 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios
00:37:37 Take Control of Your Healthcare with Crowd Health
00:38:45 What is "Debt-Overhang" & How can Bitcoin Help?
00:48:25 Does Bitcoin need Mainstream Acceptance to Succeed?
00:58:17 Discussing the Advantages & Media's Coverage of Bitcoin vs USD & Altcoins
01:06:14 Centralized Attacks on Decentralization, Discussing Bitcoin's Social Layer
01:12:15 Has there ever been a Free Market?
01:17:16 The Lack of Optionality to Escape Currency Debasement prior to Bitcoin
01:21:24 How the Government Incentivizes Real Estate Investment
01:27:11 Final Thoughts & Where to find Lyn's Work
01:27:56 "What is Money" Outro

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