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Why Minsky Matters, Part 1 (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Episode 14)

11/21/2018
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Nima discusses American economist Hyman Minsky's ideas and contributions. Source: Why Minsky Matters by L Randall Way (https://www.amazon.com/Why-Minsky-Matters-Introduction-Economist-ebook/dp/B00XNZA8CO)

Duration:00:55:58

Saving & Investing: The Instrument of Expansion (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Episode 13)

11/17/2018
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Nima discusses the economic mechanisms behind what Carroll Quigley refers to as "The Instrument Of Expansion", namely inventiveness, saving & investment. Sources: Evolution of Civilizations by Carroll Quigley (https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Civilizations-Carroll-Quigley/dp/0913966576) Tragedy & Hope by Carroll Quigley (https://www.infowarsstore.com/infowars-media/books/tragedy-hope.html)

Duration:00:32:33

Evolution Of Civilizations 3 - Matrix of Early Civilizations (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Ep.12)

11/7/2018
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Dylan and Nima discuss the beginnings of early civilizations.

Duration:01:07:21

Evolution Of Civilizations 2 - The 7 Stages of Civilization (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Ep.11)

10/31/2018
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Dylan and Nima continue their discussion of Carroll Quigley's Evolution of Civilizations, focusing on the seven stages: 1. Gestation 2. Mixture 3. Expansion 4. Conflict 5. Universal Empire 6. Decay 7. Invasion

Duration:01:29:35

Evolution Of Civilizations 1 - From Instrument To Institution (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Ep.10)

10/25/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss the eternal scientific laws of evolution of civilizations, in particular the phenomenon of instruments becoming institutions. Evolution of Civilizations by Carroll Quigley (https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Civilizations-Carroll-Quigley/dp/0913966576/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540385055&sr=8-1&keywords=evolution+of+civilizations) Tragedy & Hope by Carroll Quigley (https://www.infowarsstore.com/tragedy-hope.html)

Duration:01:24:49

Response To Freedomain Radio About Trump’s Economy (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty, Episode 9)

10/18/2018
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Nima and Dylan Respond to a Freedomain Radio video about "Trump's Economy" The video of Molyneux and Murphy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq99Ld9R5Rw Dylan's debate with Bob Murphy: https://tomwoods.com/ep-1116-debate-bob-murphy-and-dylan-moore-on-modern-monetary-theory-mmt/ Warren Mosler's Debate w/Bob Murphy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTLCDBONok&t=3803s The Princes of the Yen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Ac7ap_MAY Potential Problems with Narrow Banking:...

Duration:01:28:28

Impending Economic DOOM (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty Episode 8)

10/10/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss indicators of economic doom. Sources: Regarding the Kalecki Equation: What Does the Market’s Response to Trump’s Election Tell Us About Investor Expectations? (https://www.economicsjunkie.com/markets-response-trumps-election-tell-us-investor-expectations/) The Permanent Portfolio (https://soundcloud.com/economicsjunkie/investing-the-permanent-portfolio-amagi-podcast-think-liberty-episode-6) Currency crisis candidates:...

Duration:01:12:25

Mortgages Are Bullshit (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty Episode 7)

10/10/2018
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Join Dylan and Nima and they break down the details behind what most people have already caught themselves saying at one point or another... Mortgages are bullshit! Mortgages Are Bullshit lesson by Dylan on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6dF0buznl4M

Duration:01:55:10

What Good Is A National Debt? - Conversation With Styxhexenhammer666

9/29/2018
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Dylan and Nima discuss MMT with Styxhexenhammer666. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVew302o45I Sources: How Government Budget Surpluses Can Cause Economic Depressions (https://www.economicsjunkie.com/government-budget-surpluses-can-cause-economic-depressions/)

Duration:01:04:05

Investing & The Permanent Portfolio (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty Episode 6)

9/26/2018
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Nima and Dylan discussion a diversified investment strategy called the "Permanent Portfolio", conceptualized by former Libertarian Party presidential candidate, author, and radio host Harry Browne. Sources: Failsafe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes (https://www.amazon.com/Fail-Safe-Investing-Lifelong-Financial-Security/dp/031226321X) A Portfolio For All Occasions (https://beinglibertarian.com/growing-your-wealth-in-all-economic-cycles/) Debt: The First 5000 Years...

Duration:01:03:49

Modern Monetary Theory - Rebutted! (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty – Episode 5)

9/19/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss criticisms of MMT. Sources: MMT: A Rebuttal To The Theory & It’s Primary Stances (https://think-liberty.com/opinion/mmt-challenged/) Debt: The First 5,000 Years (https://www.amazon.com/Debt-First-5-000-Years/dp/1612191290) Tragedy & Hope (https://www.infowarsstore.com/infowars-media/books/tragedy-hope.html)

Duration:01:20:05

MMT vs Bitcoin & Other Private Currencies (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty – Episode04)

9/12/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss cryptocurrencies and other private currency concepts, and whether or not those are consistent with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). References: How the Fiat Money System Can Explain Bitcoin's Value (https://beinglibertarian.com/fiat-money-system-can-explain-bitcoins-value/) Empiricism Shatters the Barter Theory of Money (https://www.economicsjunkie.com/empiricism-shatters-barter-theory-money/)

Duration:00:43:06

Sectoral Balances & Eurozone Madness! (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty – Episode03)

9/5/2018
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Nima and Dylan discuss the sectoral balance equation and how it helps us explain the Greek and other debt crises in Europe. Sectoral balanced and private saving: https://www.economicsjunkie.com/sectoral-balances-and-private-saving/ Sectoral balances in Europe: https://econoblog101.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/sectoral-balances-of-the-eurozone/ Sectoral balances overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectoral_balances

Duration:00:47:22

The Federal Job Guarantee (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty - Episode02)

9/4/2018
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In Episode 2 Nima of EconomicsJunkie.com and Dylan of the Volitional Science Network discuss Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), in particular the so called Federal Job Guarantee. Topics discussed: What is unemployment? Does the state have a responsibility to address it? Can such a program work in a libertarian small government? And who's going to pay for it all? References: Modern Money Theory: A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems, by L. Randall Wray...

Duration:00:41:23

Original Sins Of Libertarian Thought (Amagi Podcast @ Think Liberty - Episode01)

8/23/2018
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In our first episode of the new weekly Amagi podcast on the Think Liberty network, Dylan and Nima discuss common libertarian myths and misconceptions about the economic system.

Duration:01:37:38

Think Liberty: #MMT, #Bitcoin & Dune!

8/7/2018
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Nima Mahdjour of EconomicsJunkie & Dylan Moore of the Volitional Science Network discuss Modern Monetary theory, cryptocurrency, politics, and philosophy on the Think Liberty podcast.

Duration:01:43:06

Social Security And Medicare Going Broke??

6/8/2018
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Social Security And Medicare Going Broke?? by Nima Mahdjour

Duration:00:37:47

Why Bitcoin Has Value (An #MMT View)

6/7/2018
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Dylan Lawrence Moore of the Volitional Science Network and Nima Mahdjour of EconomicsJunkie.com discuss the "Bitcoin Bubble" and why bitcoin, or any cryptocurrency, has any value. What is the value of bitcoin and cryptocurrency? What gives it that value? Is bitcoin an actual currency? Viewed from the lens of Modern Monetary Theory.

Duration:00:39:13

Why The US Dollar WON'T Collapse - Rebuttal To Mike Maloney And Stefan Molyneux

3/27/2018
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A rebuttal to "Why the US Dollar Will Collapse" with Mike Maloney interviewed by Stefan Molyneux on Freedomain Radio. Mike and Stef cover various economic issues from a classical/Austrian viewpoint of economics which all draw the same conclusion: the US dollar is going to collapse SOON. Watch their video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ZPh1OkL-s Dylan Moore of the Volitional Science Network and Nima Mahjour of economicsjunkie.com provide evidence to rebut many of the points brought...

Duration:01:39:26

What Are The Causes Of Inflation? Its Not Money Supply

3/27/2018
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Dylan and I discuss various theories about the reasons for inflation. It's not just the money supply and it's not just the invisible hand. In fact, money supply seems to have very little to do with it. Wray's Paper on Inflation: http://www.economicsjunkie.com/alternative-inflation-theories/

Duration:01:18:51