Crypto Updates

You’re Wrong About Economics and Why You Should Learn To Love Bitcoin

You’re Wrong About Economics and Why You Should Learn To Love Bitcoin

HodlX Guest Post  Submit Your Post


You see them on television, in magazines, quoted in the world’s largest newspaper, front and center at bookstores. They’re the economists. The experts.

You trust them. Yet, they are very often wrong, which means everything you know might be, too.

In very recent history, Treasury secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell called inflation ‘transitory.’

Of living American Nobel economists, 16 of 36 stated that “whatever upwards pressure on prices all this new money (i.e., government stimulus) might bring, there was no threat of inflation.”

All were wrong.

Keynesian economics long meant to be taught in the classroom has proven over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries to be no more than superstition.

Keynesian championed the idea that you can ‘spend your way out of a recession.’

As we’re seeing today, and as economists such as Ludwig von Mises and Milton Friedman pointed out, government spending and racking up debt eventually leads to inflation, which hurts the poor.

Once the inflation turns to hyperinflation, governments love to institute capital controls a favorite in the government’s toolkit when currencies begin to collapse.

That means, generally, citizens cannot trade across borders nor use foreign currencies within the country.

Capital controls exist all over the world. Thus, you can’t trade the currency across borders. This is not a sound approach to money.

No wonder the world’s first perfect money Bitcoin didn’t come out of academia but rather under mysterious and captivating circumstances, thanks to the genius of Satoshi Nakamoto.

The world needs sound money

More than 100 years ago, during a 1912 testimony in front of Congress, the so-called robber baron JP Morgan said, “Gold is money everything else is credit.”

Money being a bearer instrument and credit an IOU from a counterparty, which may or may not be honored.

The US Dollar had been pegged to gold until 1973 when Nixon closed the gold window.

According to Mr. Morgan’s view, the world has been operating on credit for 50 years. The dollars in your bank account aren’t backed by gold, after all.

They’re backed by the ‘full faith and credit’ of the US government.

As the Treasury makes clear, Federal Reserve notes are not redeemable in gold, silver or any other commodity and receive no backing by anything.

Redeemable notes into gold ended in 1933 and silver in…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at The Daily Hodl…