Eric Weinstein joins Robert Breedlove for a multi-episode conversation covering mathematics, physics, history, politics, economics, and money.

Find episodes 1 and 3 here.


00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Bitcoin Mining as the Bridge Between Digital and Physical
00:02:36 The Issue of Theft
00:05:04 Transactional Anonymity and the Value Proposition of Bitcoin
00:07:57 Bitcoin’s Killer App: “It Makes You Rich”
00:11:00 Scarcity is Absolutely Essential to Freedom
00:14:56 Bitcoin “Toxic Maxulinity”
00:17:29 Shitcoins as “Counterfeit Bitcoin”
00:21:53 Bitcoin as “Goldilocks Money”
00:23:57 How Secure is Satoshi’s Discovery?
00:26:20 The Problem of the US Dollar as Numeraire
00:28:26 “What If The Government Made All the Thermometers?”
00:31:37 Gauge Theory as a Way to Protect the Gauges
00:32:32 Potential Threats to Bitcoin
00:36:30 Bitcoin as a Culture of Temptation-Resistance
00:39:05 Simulating a Bitcoin Market Cycle
00:42:21 Central Banking Makes Bitcoin “Number Go Up” Forever
00:48:30 The “Charismatic Campaigner” Risk
00:52:06 The Trauma of Being Vindicated on Bitcoin
00:54:55 Trait Disagreeableness is Common Among the Rich
00:56:52 Sharing Some Perspectives on Taleb and Musk