The "What is Money?" Show

Money: The Most Beautiful Lie? with Santiago Velez (WiM090)

Episode Notes

Santiago Velez joins me for a fascinating dialogue on the nature, philosophy, and physics of money, markets, and human action.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Money: The Most Beautiful Lie?
00:03:51 Defining Value
00:07:23 The Ability to Express Your Willpower to the World
00:12:29 Money & Currency Networks
00:19:10 Geographic Consensus
00:25:16 “Every Tool is a Weapon if you Hold it Right”
00:29:41 The Weaponization of the Dollar
00:35:00 Taxation
00:38:06 The Intentions Behind Our Current Central Banking System
00:43:50 Fiat Currency: Self-Deception at Scale
00:52:50 Zeroing-in on the Most Truthful Fiction
01:03:29 NYDIG
01:04:38 Harnessing Willpower & the Rate of Coercion
01:12:54 Dollarization Continues in the Near-Term
01:18:06 Gradients and Rates of Flows
01:25:09 Evangelizing Bitcoin
01:29:28 Harvesting Economic Surplus
01:34:53 Santiago's Pinned Tweet
01:40:29 Fiat Drives Centralization
01:43:39 Maximizing Purchasing Power Among Digital Assets
01:51:20 Assigning Value to Decentralization

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