Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk follow up the episode on money by talking about its newest form, Cryptocurrency, and its fragility similar to modern centralized banking. They discuss the origins of banking and changes made to it over time by the Dutch, the Swedish, and the English, currency as a mark of sovereignty, and the possibility of digital currency used by a centralized bank to control society.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk discuss money and economics, starting with the building of centralized economic systems and the three functions of currency: why it is or isn’t used. They talk about the mercantile revolution of the West, living in a “gift-economy” and avoiding debt, the unnatural aspects and historical uses of money, and the innovation of lending.
Mentioned in this episode: The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the show by exploring the morality of debt and investment, then continue the discussion of rebuilding, talking about exercising agency in all seasons, prioritizing wisdom and cohesive groups over material preparations, the confinement of manhood, and the necessity of wholesome militancy.
Additional links: Usura Canto and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History
Dr Koontz and and Rev Fisk continue the series on collapse; this week discussing the fall of the Second Spanish Republic, examining its similarities to both Argentina and the US today, and use the history of the Spanish Civil War to talk about the nature and instability of the left: the power of resentment.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk spend this second episode on the collapse of empires discussing post-World War I Germany and the Hitler’s rise to power in the wake of the economic devastation imposed on Germany by the victors, and the consequential necessity of creating limits on the thinking of the populace to secure his position. Dr Koontz sees some parallels with America today in the form of unchecked economic inflation, rapid social and moral change, as well as the saturation of media.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk start out by discussing the origins of modern American paganism and its connections to the spiritual realm. In the second half, the white guys discuss the dangers of putting your trust in self-replicating money.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the history of debt and slavery, looking at early and modern America, drawing parallels between slavery and anti-Covid measures taken by modern governments, and explain how financial debt is the other form of slavery used throughout history.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the politics and economics behind environmentally friendly energy, the history of Conservation in America with Teddy Roosevelt, Covid lock-downs an extension of the meddling by government agencies in areas they know little about, and what is the true nature of things.