The "What is Money?" Show

Philosophy as Life Education | The Yaron Brook Series | Episode 3 (WiM167)

Episode Notes

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."

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 The Differences Between Intrinsic, Objective, and Subjective Values
00:07:22 Objectivism and Similarities with Austrian Theory of Economics
00:13:08 Distinguishing Humans as Conceptual From Perceptual
00:17:13 Language and Time are Products of Conceptual Thinking
00:22:10 Go Beyond Staying Alive to Living as Human Beings
00:29:48 NYDIG
00:30:56 Does Rand Accept Pursuing Self-Interest by Exploiting Another?
00:35:44 Governments Should Have Limited Roles; Focus on Eliminating Violence
00:41:14 How Do You Express Vigilance on Governments?
00:44:19 The Free Market of Currency Without Centralized Intervention
00:49:58 Good and Evil Exist Because Humans Have Reason and Can Ignore Reason
00:57:50 Learning to Philosophize, Think, and Create
01:05:20 Consider Philosophy: “Bitcoin Can’t Win Unless it Has the Right Ideas”
01:12:40 “What is Money?” Outro

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