The Libertarian Roots of Cryptocurrency feat. Finn Brunton

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 28 June 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Finn Brunton about his book Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency. Digs into the origin story of cryptocurrency, discussing how spammers and scammers were some of the earliest adopters of cryptocurrency, the American Libertarian roots in the movement, and the dark future cryptocurrency pioneers worried about.

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Bryan Caplan on Parenting, Voter Motivations, Philosophy and more

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin | 5 April 2022 | 2h 15m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bryan Caplan about ideas from his books Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Myth of the Rational Voter, The Case Against Education and Open Borders. Discusses parenting, voting motivations, education, labour markets, open borders, free will, effective altruism, betting on beliefs, and more.

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The Death of Nation-States and Radical Self-Ownership: The Sovereign Individual

Made You Think | 26 September 2017 | 2h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the ideas in The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg, which presciently predicted in 1996 how the Internet would change our lives and work over the following decades. Discusses how technology might destroy what we think of as citizenship, work, travel, community, and life. Covers the increasing popularity of self-education over college; how to prepare for the future cyber-economy; the future of job automation and subsequent unemployment; the decreasing demand for people with degrees and job experience; the four stages of cultural and societal advancement; the future of cryptocurrency and online wealth; and the necessity for finding meaning in your life and work.

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Tyler Cowen on Libertarianism, Diversity and Online University

Quillette | 11 April 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen, economics professor at George Mason University, about the limits of libertarianism, viewpoint diversity in Washington, D.C., and Marginal Revolution University, his online education venture.

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