Fri, 19 February 2021
Saifadean Ammous, the author of The Bitcoin Standard, joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist?
Saif continues discussing the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. As well, what is time preference, and how does it differ from inflation?
Saifadean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard
[1:00] Money has three basic functions of money:
[3:45] How does Bitcoin act as a base layer of money, similar to the central banks' settlement layer?
[8:00] Why would the government let Bitcoin exist?
[17:00] Have you been bitten by the Bitcoin bug?
[17:25] Could the government make Bitcoin illegal?
[29:45] Is there a distinction between time preference and the time value of money, aka inflation?
[31:45] Saifedean’s wife sells the chair he’s sitting on out from underneath him.
[32:10] Art on the gold standard, will it stand the test of time?
[41:20] “A lot of people prefer to laugh than to think.” -Saifedean on Hedonism
Fri, 12 February 2021
Robert Rosenthal, Co-President for the Foundation for Inner Peace, joins Jason Hartman today for this tenth episode special. Rosenthal shares his understanding of the ego and how one might interact with it, or believe in interacting with it. He also shares life-changing concepts about forgiveness. Rosenthal also authored, From Never-Mind to Ever-Mind.
[3:20] A Course In Miracles, and we aren't talking about religion here.
[5:30] A course to know yourself.
[8:45] To some extent, we are all seeking security.
[11:14] "There's no such thing as a bucket list in A Course In Miracles."
[18:30] In understanding ego, ex: we never confuse ourselves with our playing piece in a game of monopoly.
[23:00] The ego is intent on its pseudo survival; it's not real, but it thinks it's real, and it needs to convince you that it's real.
[31:30] How and who do we forgive? Do we forgive Hitler?
[33:00] We want to be willing to forgive everything, even if we aren't ready.
[40:00] There is nothing anywhere else ever; the body is a limit.
Fri, 5 February 2021
Chad Hewitt appropriately and humorously likens his scaffolding business to a short-term rental property. This Rich Dad, Poor Dad inspired investor shares his real estate story with the Hartman Network.
[1:15] Owns a scaffolding business is quite similar to owning a short term rental company.
[2:10] Triple net leases simply mean that all expenses pass through to the tenant.
[3:30] Originally inspired by Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
[7:00] Triple net vs. individual residential real estate.
[11:20] Anyone with a decent paying job can get past the 16k barrier to entry.
[14:00] Income property is the most tax-favored asset in America because you can depreciate it.
[20:30] With a 1031-exchange, you don't need to do the recapture when you sell a home.
[25:00] Because of the Green New Deal, the cost to develop your average apartment complex is going to go up.