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THINGS HIDDEN 33: Applying Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory to Economics and Media with Burke Peters

In this episode of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski is joined by Burke Peters. The two talk about applying the valuable insights of Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory on the field of market economics. Has tribalism escalated much more in this globalized world? Can an understanding of mimetic desire help us ethically engage market economics? How does […]

Jeff Deist: Government Scrambles to Regulate Cryptocurrency

Jeff Deist, the president of the Mises Institute, returns to the show to comment on some of the latest news stories from around the nation. Jeff Deist comments on Washington’s messy attempt to regulate cryptocurrency; the psychosis and cult of mask-wearing; the overwhelming hospitalization of kids in places like California; the weaponization and inflation of […]

Jeff Deist on Fake Economy and Fake Media

Jeff Deist, the President of the Mises Institute, joins David Gornoski to discuss the institutionalized confusion on what money is supposed to be. “We’ve created more money in this pandemic than we’ve created in our entire two-hundred-year history,” Jeff Deist remarks. Are we already witnessing another inflation? In light of the rise of Dogecoin, why […]

James Dale Davidson on Cryptocurrency and Climate Change

In this episode, David Gornoski is joined by James Dale Davidson, author of The Sovereign Individual. The two start the discussion by highlighting how central planning and crony capitalism has led to the deterioration in nutrition. What is the cause behind the rising cryptocurrency and bitcoin phenomenon? What is the best alternative to monopoly currencies? […]

The Future of Gold and Money

In this roundtable discussion, David Gornoski is joined by Mises Institute’s Jeff Deist, Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals, and James Dale Davidson, author of the Sovereign Individual. Together, they discuss the history and future of gold as an investment asset for the average Joe, general misconceptions of investing in gold, the Fiat money system, the […]

Dr. Yu on Newly Discovered Mice Cells and Low-Cost Energy Source for Night, Jeff Deist on Pandemic Regulations, the Future of Gold, and Cryptocurrency

Dr. Weiping Yu is back with another Science and U segment and this time he talks about the discovery of new taste cells in mice. How significant is this? Could vibrating particles have anything to do with guiding our brain towards certain things? The physicist also comments on a new low-cost energy source for nighttime […]

The Biden/Harris Campaign Event and Our Economic Future

David Gornoski is back with another episode of A Neighbor’s Choice and this time he gives us a live blow-by-blow report of the first Joe Biden and Kamala Harris press conference. Plus, Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals calls in to talk about the state of the economy, the real reason behind the fall of the GDP, the […]

Lyn Ulbricht on Freeing Her Son Ross from Life in Prison

As a novel pandemic rages and governments enforce social distancing, some people are left in dangerous situations in prison. Lyn Ulbricht joins David Gornoski to talk about her son Ross Ulbricht who is currently serving two life sentences plus 40 years for his Silk Road website. In the interview, Lyn describes a shockingly unjust and […]