The "What is Money?" Show

The Psychology of Totalitarianism with Mattias Desmet (WiM201)

Episode Notes

Mattias Desmet, author of the book "The Psychology of Totalitarianism," joins me for a conversation on how money, incentives, and media help shape mass-formation psychosis. We also discuss how mass-formation psychosis has manifested historically, and ways we can become less susceptible to these catastrophic delusions.

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Mattias' Book: https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Totalitarianism-Mattias-Desmet-ebook/dp/B09WYYMR2H/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+psychology+of+totalitarianism&qid=1660245420&sprefix=the+psychology+of+total%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1

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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 Introducing Mattias Desmet
00:10:06 Explaining Prerequisites for Mass-Formation Psychosis
00:19:43 Mass-Formation Psychoses Historically
00:30:42 How has Mass-Formation Psychosis changed over time?
00:39:18 The Relationship between Inflation, Money Printing, & Mass-Formation Psychosis
00:48:06 Watch "Hard Money with Natalie Brunell" From Swan Studios
00:48:51 Take Control of Your Healthcare with Crowd Health
00:50:00 How Money, Incentives, and Media Shape Mass-Formation Psychosis
01:01:54 Human Nature and Programmability
01:21:27 How can Humans “Reprogram” themselves toward Empathic Understanding?
01:32:45 Where to find out more about Mattias's Work
01:35:23 “What is Money” Outro

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