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Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:34 am

Over the past few years many of the Blockstream supporters have mocked me claiming that I think I understand economics because I read a book on it once. I don't claim to know everything about economics, or even a lot, but I'm sure I've read more on this subject than most people with college degrees on the subject. Here is a partial list of economics books and essays that I've read cover to cover, some of them I've read multiple times.
They are in no particular order, and just because I've read them doesn't mean I agree with everything, or even anything in the book.
It is simply meant to show that I do have a deep educational background in the study of economics despite what many Blockstream supporters may have you believe.

Adam Smith Ludwig von Mises Henry Hazlitt Murray N. Rothbard Milton Friedman David Friedman Henry Grady Weaver Frederick Bastiat F. A. Hayek Harry Browne David Boaz Lysander Spooner Karl Marx Friedrich Engels John Maynard Keynes Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
There are actually quite a few more, but these are all I have time to list at the moment.
I'll add links and other books I recall at future date.

I think closing with a quote from my favorite economist is appropriate:
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:13 pm

I'm getting sick of being constantly censored on /r/bitcoin for no reason. Really hate that echo chamber.
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:05 pm

I agree. But how can obviously intelligent people be so lacking?
Hence my surmise, it is an intentional ignorance, designed to reap vast remuneration for those concerned.
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:59 pm

Recently someone who was reading this thread was nice enough to email me some photos of his own books that have a huge amount of overlap to the ones that I have read as well.
I thought others might enjoy them too:
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:34 pm

Recently someone who was reading this thread was nice enough to email me some photos of his own books that have a huge amount of overlap to the ones that I have read as well.
I thought others might enjoy them too:
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:23 pm

You read a lot of books, you must be clever a man, tell me why bitcoin.com get this so wrong? or is bitcoin.com just mocking people who study blockchain?
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:53 am

I'm doubtful that you are wanting to have a serious conversation, but I think a strong case can be made that Bitcoin Cash has more of the metrics that make it Bitcoin than the Segwit 1x coin.
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:16 pm

You read a lot of books, you must be clever a man, tell me why bitcoin.com get this so wrong? or is bitcoin.com just mocking people who study blockchain?
Let me get this straight... Bitcoin.com posted an image of blockchain forks that didn't mesh with your worldview. So rather than question your worldview, reach a sound conclusion and reaffirming your own stance, instead you searched for the first troll image that immediately soothed the "wrongness" you were feeling in your brain, and blindly accepted it as proving the Bitcoin.com image "so wrong." Then you posted it here as if we should all have the same epiphany you did, slap our foreheads and wonder what the heck we were thinking all this time.

Is that about right? Do you feel like a clever man?
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:54 am

You read a lot of books, you must be clever a man, tell me why bitcoin.com get this so wrong? or is bitcoin.com just mocking people who study blockchain?
You are right to fork the image as you have, it brings clarity to all of this, hang in there, that bloated "devlocked" chain weighting down the middle will fall soon, and those "shitcoins" will brighten right up like you wouldn't believe.

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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:01 am

No Hans-Hermann Hoppe. 0/10. (In seriousness, nice book list). Would recommend Hoppe's work http://www.hanshoppe.com/publications/

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Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:05 pm

I've been meaning to read some Hoppe for many years now, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

One day soon.
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:49 pm

I love these books thanks Roger, would you recommend any modern books for our current times for the digital age ?

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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:29 pm

Truth is timeless, so I think most of the book above are still very relevant.

Since my involvement in Bitcoin, I haven't had much time for reading for pleasure...
Maybe some other people in this thread can make some recommendations.
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Tue May 05, 2020 11:39 am

Hi,

Thank you for the list. I have to admit that I am almost an illiterate in economics, and I want to start learning about how the world's economics, money, inflation, etc. works, so, could you please tell me a reference to start with?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Tue May 05, 2020 1:13 pm

Economics in One Lesson is a great place to start:
[url]https://mises.org/library/economics-one-lesson[/url]
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Re: Blockstream Supporters Mock Those Who Study Economics

Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:01 pm

This thread has evolved into something really confusing. I lost my train of thought at shitcoin.

Anyways, very impressive list of reads! I'm trying to broaden my horizons, I come from the field of life sciences originally, I only later started discovering the world of finance and economics. How much time did it take you to accumulate so many books?

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