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402: The Fed is Losing Money with Lyn Alden

402: The Fed is Losing Money with Lyn Alden

Mar 11, 2023
TFTC Podcast

402: The Fed is Losing Money with Lyn Alden

The Fed is stuck in an impossible position and applying bad heuristics to a very particular financial problem. Lyn Alden explains why Jerome Powell's attempt to be the Volcker of his era is terribly misguided.

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7:12 - The myth of inflation and unemployment
13:39 - The problem with CPI as a metric
21:59 - Does the US have the fiscal capability to handle Fed policy?
26:04 - Nations abandoning USD reserve
31:30 - Bitcoin not yet big enough to settle international trade
34:07 - Lyn's view on current bitcoin
38:03 - Fedi pools and other centralizing factors
41:06 - Emerging markets driving adoption
44:44 - Supply side issues
47:38 - Fed unprofitable
51:39 - Glimmers of hope
55:52 - Will energy policy change?
1:08:58 - War drums
1:13:30 - Highlighting the solutions through Bitcoin
1:15:41 - Fed blindspots
1:20:16 - Wrapping up, plugs



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