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On Bitcoin and Ludwig von Mises’ Regression Theorem

My talk at the Texas Bitcoin conference revolved around the Austrian approach to money, and why some Austrians (quite understandably) were uncomfortable with Bitcoin. (Apparently you have to pay $50 if you want access to all of the videos, which is worth doing if you want to learn a lot about Bitcoin. But the content […]

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Potpourri

==> Unfortunately it looks like they are charging for the videos from the Texas Bitcoin conference. But if you are really interested in deciding once and for all whether it’s a fad or the libertarian’s dream come true, I strongly encourage you to invest the $50 to gain access to the videos. (If you care, […]

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Goodbye, Texas

I’ve been in Texas for the Bitcoin conference. The site was not at the hotel (which normally happens when I travel for business) and so I’ve only been at my computer for a very limited time this week. I’ll resume normal posting this weekend. In the meantime, check out the reading list at the Satoshi […]

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Best Things on Mt. Gox I’ve Seen

I really hope none of you gets his news from me, because I don’t hit on a lot of things. In case you haven’t heard, Mt. Gox–what was the world’s leading Bitcoin exchange–has folded, leaving millions of depositors unsure if they will see any of their Bitcoin again. Jesse Powell is an insider who wrote […]

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Potpourri

==> Reisenwitz vs. Borowski, settling things the way libertarians always do: through voting. ==> Why your iPhone footage from Europe has a weird strobe light effect. ==> John Carney looks at a Fed paper that (implicitly) challenges Austrian business cycle theory. ==> NYT on Edward Snowden (from a couple of weeks ago, I just haven’t […]

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MK Lords and Tatiana Moroz Talk Music, the Fed, and Bitcoin

Meghan and Tatiana were two of the stars of Porcfest 2013. In this interview they cover a range of topics. Tatiana explains that she used to be liberal until she learned economics from a certain Republican politician–and it wasn’t Newt Gingrich. Not that you asked, but this is my favorite of Tatiana’s original songs:

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Yet More on Tyler Cowen on Bitcoin

Say what you will about him, Tyler is a sport and retweeted this guy, who has a “Tyler vs. Tyler” post up. The money excerpt: …Tyler is able to derive the following theorem: “the value of WitCoin should, in equilibrium, be equal to the marketing costs of its potential competitors.” To put this in simpler […]

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Potpourri

==> I am going to be at the First Annual “Save Long Island” Forum in mid-January. If you buy your tickets in 2013, they are 50% off. I will be debating “Money Masters”‘ Bill Still Friday night, and there are lots of interesting speakers/performers. ==> Tucker talks teetotalling in a tux. ==> The NSA really […]

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