53. Allen Farrington's adventures with Fiat Intellectuals

Described by Jordan Peterson as "frighteningly smart", Allen Farrington is a member of saifedean.com who has written some excellent essays on bitcoin, and also spent an enormous amount of time studying the work of various fiat intellectuals, so you don't have to. He joins us for a deep dive into why fiat intellectuals have such a hard time understanding bitcoin, why it triggers them so much, and whether there is anything important or profound in the ramblings of angry fiaters like George Selgin, Eric Weinstein, and Nassim Taleb.

The discussion makes reference to the following articles by Allen:

Other books and articles referenced in the discussion include:

  • Enders Game by Parker Lewis: https://bit.ly/3edxAQl
  • Principles of Economics by Carl Menger
  • The Theory of Money and Credit by Ludwig von Mises
  • The Ultimate Resource by Julian Simon
  • The Mystery of Capital by Hernando de Soto
  • Complexity and the Economy by Brian Arthur
  • Competition and Entrepreneurship by Israel Kirzner
  • The Dao of Capital by Mark Spitznagel