173. Simon Tadros vs Belgian Courts

Simon Tadros is a Lebanese developer and cryptocurrency trader who has been ensnared in a Kafkaesque battle with the Belgian legal system. Traveling on vacation to Ukraine in 2021, Simon was apprehended by the Europol based on flimsy allegations with no substantial evidence, and extradited to Belgium, where he is not allowed to leave the country, while his trial continues to be delayed indefinitely. Simon joins us to discuss his ordeal, a cautionary tale about archaic bureaucratic systems struggling to understand new technology.


Enjoyed this episode? Join Saifedean's online learning platform to take part in weekly podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s five online economics courses, and read his writing, including his new book, Principles of Economics! Find out more on saifedean.com!