Jeffery Tucker, Founder and President of the Brownstone Institute discusses Bitcoin, the socioeconomic fallout of COVID, the mental health crisis in America, the battle for freedom and liberty, and much more.
Today’s guest is my friend Jeffery Tucker, an American economics writer of the Austrian School, an advocate of anarcho-capitalism and Bitcoin, a publisher of libertarian books, a conference speaker, and an internet entrepreneur. He is currently the Founder and President of the Brownstone Institute and the author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press and ten books in 5 languages, most recently Liberty or Lockdown. He is also the editor of The Best of Mises. He speaks widely on economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture. The Brownstone Institute for Social and Economic Research is a nonprofit organization conceptualized in May 2021. Its vision is of a society that places the highest value on the voluntary interaction of individuals and groups while minimizing the use of violence and force, even including that exercised by public authority. This vision is that of the Enlightenment that formal learning, science, progress, and universal rights to the forefront of public life. It is newly threatened by ideologies and systems that would take the world back before the triumph of the ideal of freedom. We discuss a wide range of topics from Bitcoin, the sociological fallout of COVID, the mental health crisis in America, the rise of Medical Fascism, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing the economic repercussions of government intervention. Jeffery discusses how the current inflation and economic recession we are experiencing are primarily due to the government policies enacted during the COVID crisis. We discuss how inflation is impacting the various socioeconomic levels of society. We also discuss how these policies have further created societal divisions and strife. We transition our conversation to Bitcoin. We discuss how Bitcoin is the light in an ever-darkening world. We touch on how Satoshi prophesied many of the events that have transpired over the last couple of years. We also discuss what attracted us to Bitcoin. We pivot our conversation to discuss the growing societal fallouts of the COVID pandemic. We focus on the erosion of our liberties and freedoms. We begin by addressing how government policies have continued to become more totalitarian in their implementation by discussing lockdowns, the various mandates, and restrictions. Jeffery illustrates how far we’ve fallen from our perceived reality and norms over the last couple of years. We also discuss the growing trend of medical fascism and how technology companies have assisted them in this endeavor. We pivot our conversation to discuss the mental health crisis plaguing young Americans and how we can better address the inequities in the system leading young Americans down the path of depression and despair. Our last conversation topic centered around the societal constructs of truth and morality. We discuss how the various ways societies throughout history have established societal constructs around truth and reality and how they enforce those norms. Please enjoy my conversation with Jeffery Tucker.
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