Bitcoin

Will the Central Banks Go Digital?

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:13

John Loeffler

August 14, 2021

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Eliminating cash and transitioning to an all-digital currency may make some people nervous, especially if the digital currency is backed by the government. Leading off the show this week is silver expert David Morgan (themorganreport.com), author of the Morgan Report. He and John look at the possibility that the U.S. government could shift to digital currency, giving them control over all transactions. Bitcoin, the current leader in digital money, will either face off against the establishment or be co-opted by it. David also predicts what could happen with inflation and our massive debt.

We then move in-house with a conversation between John and Producer Steve. They examine the media's lack of journalism in parroting the administration's wavering virus messaging as well as using conflicting scientific papers in the virus and vaccine battle. They also discuss the tendency for the truth to win out in the end, how mandates violate freedom, and even some unprofessional undercover activity on the part of federal law enforcement.

Finally, we welcome to the show Mike Berry (firstliberty.org), General Counsel for First Liberty Institute and member of the U.S. Marine Corps. It is getting harder for members of the armed forces to honor the military oath. It says you are to support and defend the Constitution, but it also says you are to obey the orders of the President and superior officers. With woke leadership demonizing conservative military members for their beliefs, eventually our enemies will defeat us without firing a shot.

The idea of eliminating cash and going to an all-digital currency may make some people nervous – especially if the digital currency is backed by the government – but what does it really mean? Joining us today is David Morgan (themorganreport.com), silver expert and author of the Morgan Report. He and John discuss the possibility that government, should they take the reins of a digital currency, would be able to track every transaction you make. They also look at how Bitcoin works, how the 'powers that be' would have to interfere if Bitcoin became too powerful, and what could happen with inflation and our massive debt.

Matt Welch: Financial Privacy Dissolved

Broadcast Running Time: 25:16

John Loeffler

June 21, 2021

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Where power and money goes, trouble grows. And nowhere is there more power, money, and trouble than the U.S. government. Back with us today is Matt Welch (reason.com), Editor-at-Large at Reason Magazine. Even though it has never worked, governments still try to tax their way into prosperity. The IRS is now going after back accounts of expats living abroad to counteract what is known as off-shoring one's money. But the offshoring exists because of the IRS's onerous tax practices. Part of this attempted money grab is snooping on financial records – which would set a dangerous precedent. Governments could snoop into your bank account and wield an immense amount of power and influence over anyone at any time.

Dr. Russ White: Hacking Blockchain

Broadcast Running Time: 21:29

Blockchain had once been thought of as unhackable, but recent attempts to manipulate the system have caused all sorts of trouble for industries, such as cryptocurrencies, that use blockchain. Back with us today is infrastructure architect Dr. Russ White (rule11.tech), who, as always, has a fun and spirited conversation with John. Today, he explains what blockchain is, how it has become vulnerable, and the possible implications of foul play. He also gives an update on the disturbing union of Big Tech and Big Government.

The state of Florida is becoming a magnet for technology companies, specifically crypto-currency firms, because of the state's business laws. To discuss this and more, Andrea O'Sullivan (jamesmadison.org), Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation at the James Madison Institute is with us today. She discusses the advantages of having a decentralized system of business over a centralized one, namely the ability to communicate directly with users and bypass the potential censorship of Big Tech. Blockchain crypto-currency is moving to decentralization and the powers that be are definitely worried.

John Loeffler

November 17, 2020

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No matter who eventually emerges the winner of this election, what will the American financial system look like?  Or the global economy?  On today's podcast, John and Carol dive into the economic arena, covering a variety of topics, including the U.S.'s massive debt load, how other countries are connected financially to the U.S., and the future of currency and global economics.  They also surmise what will happen with taxes, businesses, and relations with China should a Biden administration become a reality.