137. Clown Continent
What on earth is going on in Europe and how did things get so bad? In this seminar, we discuss the double calamity of skyrocketing energy costs and plummeting pensions and currencies. While high time preference fiat media obsesses over the latest scapegoats, we look into the long-term drivers of these two problems: Decades of green hysteria leading to dismantling of reliable power sources & underinvestment in reliable power generation. And decades of Keynesian dogma convincing the people whose pensions are being destroyed their government can pay for everything at no cost. Does the UK really need to spend 10% of its GDP on public healthcare? What exactly is it about medical care that makes it have to be so expensive and always getting more expensive? Could it be the endless government financing? How bad would truly private healthcare be really?
- Michael Shellenberger on German Nuclear Power Plants
- Michael Shellenberger on German gas production
- Alex Epstein on Europe’s Energy Suicide
- Surgery Center of Oklahoma
- Surgery Center of Oklahoma’s Keith Smith discusses his business model on EconTalk
- Keith Smith’s blog
Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.
Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.
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