The "What is Money?" Show

Philosophy of Stateless Money with Bradley Rettler (WiM110)

Episode Notes

Bradley Rettler joins me to discuss his written works which explore the philosophical and moral implications of stateless money.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Bradley’s Intro to Bitcoin
00:03:24 Lack of Philosophy Behind Money & Economics
00:05:58 The Role that Money Performs in Society
00:15:13 Money as the Most Trust-Minimized Contract
00:22:06 Democratizing Economics & The Role of Money in Social Justice
00:27:16 Coercion in Printing Money Applied to Critical Theory
00:35:17 Bitcoin: Opting Out of the Coercion
00:37:21 Property Rights & Contract Law
00:40:17 Price Discovery & Law Discovery
00:43:23 Philosophy of Stateless Money
00:48:54 Five Problems with Inflation
00:53:07 “Inflation is a Debt Forgiveness Program for the Global Rich”
00:56:47 NYDIG
00:57:55 The Value of Financial Privacy
01:03:23 Privacy Inherent to a Capitalistic Society
01:10:28 Scaling Compassion?
01:13:41 Consensus Matters
01:19:48 Life, Liberty, & Ledger
01:28:00 Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake
01:34:02 The Rich Get Richer Under Proof of Stake

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