The "What is Money?" Show

"Money: Free and Unfree" with George Selgin (WiM209)

Episode Notes

American Economist and Director of the Cato Institute, George Selgin, joins me for a conversation about his book, “Money: Free and Unfree”. We discuss the history of the Fed, the consequences of centrally planned money, and the future of gold and Bitcoin.

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Guest
George's Website: https://www.cato.org/people/george-selgin
George's Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgeSelgin
"Money: Free and Unfree" https://www.amazon.com/Money-Free-Unfree-George-Selgin/dp/1944424296

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Transcript:

Outline
00:00:00 “What is Money” Intro
00:00:08 Swan Private
00:01:37 Introducing George Selgin and his Book, “Money: Free and Unfree”
00:06:30 The Consequences of Centrally Planned Money
00:17:02 What Contributed to the Collapse of 1921?
00:23:49 Differences in the Gold Standards Pre- and Post-1914
00:38:26 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios
00:39:10 Take Control of Your Healthcare with Crowd Health
00:40:19 What is the Geopolitical Relevance of Gold Today?
01:03:52 The Current Federal Reserve System and the Pre-Fed National Currency System
01:10:11 How Much Influence Does the Federal Reserve Have Today on the Modern Economy?
01:13:44 How Do We Get to a Decentralized Money, and Where Does Bitcoin Fit In?
01:19:32 Where To Find George Selgin’s Work
01:20:24 “What is Money” Outro

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