“I think the Left probably has a bigger disconnect on money than we see elsewhere.”
My guest today is Lyn Alden. Lyn is a macroeconomist, author, and founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy.
Far from a niche libertarian curiosity, Lyn compellingly frames bitcoin as aligning with progressive values of financial inclusion, human rights, environmental sustainability and transparency. By tracing the evolution of monetary systems, she builds a thoughtful bipartisan case for why progressives should reconsider biases against this new form of “hard money.”
In this conversation we discuss her new book Broken Money, which I think is one of the best books for low and working class people that exposes our current broken money and global financial system which benefits wealthy elite at the expense of every day people. We analyze global financial systems, the need for financial inclusion, Bitcoin’s opt-out properties, and how Bitcoin transcends traditional partisan divisions. Lyn makes a compelling yet nonpartisan case for why those on the left concerned with human rights, the environment, and social equity should take a fresh look at Bitcoin’s possibilities.
My hope is that this conversation will help folks from the left gain a better understanding of money, our global financial system, and yearn to learn more by reading Lyn’s book and other resources about how we can actually help people the way our values and social programs desire to. We can’t being to fix the world until we fix the money.
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TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Start
00:02:01 Introducing Lynn Alden
00:04:29 The Progressive Disconnect on Money
00:08:20 How Bitcoin Could Appeal to Progressives
00:14:15 Educating Politicians on Economics
00:19:18 Currency Debasement and War
00:24:40 The True Costs of Inflation
00:29:05 Escaping the Debt Spiral
00:35:00 Regulating Bitcoin in the U.S.
00:40:14 Bipartisan Bitcoin Support
00:44:46 The Trojan Horse Effect of ETFs
00:51:31 Updating Securities Laws
00:57:18 The Crypto Scam Environment
01:03:21 Bitcoin’s Human Rights Appeal
01:08:55 Technological Solutions Beyond Politics
01:14:09 Macro Themes: Energy and Debt
01:14:42 Where to Find Lynn Alden
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