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Tuur Demeester is a macro investor, an analyst and early investor in Bitcoin ventures, such as the Kraken exchange. He is known for his high-quality analysis and insight into the growing crypto-asset class, with an emphasis on Bitcoin.
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The Bullish Case for Bitcoin
Vijay Boyapati - 2021-08-16
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Discover the fascinating world of money and why Bitcoin may be the future of finance. In The Bullish Case for Bitcoin, author Vijay Boyapati takes readers on a historical journey of currency and explains why Bitcoin is the ultimate form of money and store of value. Perfect for both newcomers and Bitcoin enthusiasts, this engaging read makes a compelling case for the potential displacement of other forms of currency.
Tuur Demeester
@benmagelsen @BitcoinBombadil I recommend reading @real_vijay's timeless piece "The Bullish Case for Bitcoin", in which he explains how adoption of money goes through four consecutive stages:      source
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In Order to Live
A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
Yeonmi Park - 2015-09-29
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Escape from the repressive society of North Korea was an unimaginable journey for Yeonmi Park and her family. In her heartbreaking memoir, "In Order to Live," she shares intimate details of the brutal reality of life in North Korea and the incredible hardships she faced in order to escape. From starvation and torture to sexual slavery, Yeonmi and her mother risked everything to build a new life in South Korea. Now a human rights activist, Yeonmi's resilience and determination make her story all the more inspiring.
Tuur Demeester
Her book, "In order to live", is exceptional. By learning what North Korean life really is like, it gave me a renewed appreciation for the liberties I enjoy every day. Also Yeonmi's inner strength is mighty inspirational.      source
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Ludwig von Mises - 1996-09-01 (first published in 1944)
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This classic examination contrasts the economic management of free markets and bureaucracies in various political systems. The author critiques bureaucracy, demonstrating how private control ultimately trumps publicly administered "planning" through codes and officialdom. The book frames the proper bounds of bureaucracy within constitutional democratic governments. Written in an age of exuberant socialism, this book is a fundamental exploration of the nature of bureaucracies and free markets.
Tuur Demeester
@sucinum_vertex On the subject of state vs private enterprise, I recommend this little book to you: (also on amazon). It's short and very clearly written.      source
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What Has Government Done to Our Money?
Murray N. Rothbard - 2005-09-20 (first published in 1963)
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Discover the fascinating history of money from early barter systems to present-day paper money in this thought-provoking read. Learn about how gold became the preferred commodity for use as currency and the impact of the gold standard on creating a stable economy. Explore the consequences of governments leaving the gold standard, with insights on why it led to economic problems all over the world. Gain valuable knowledge on market forces of currency and the role of governments in money systems.
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@shawnyeager For a much shorter introduction, I'd recommend this little book:      source
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Fiat Money Inflation in France
Andrew Dickson White - 2006-01-01 (first published in 1933)
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Discover the origins of fiat currency and the devastating effects of inflation in this illuminating book by Andrew Dickson White. Originally published in 1912, this timeless work has been converted to digital format by a community of volunteers and is available for free online. Gain insight into the economic history of France and the dangers of unchecked government intervention in the monetary system. Don't miss out on this essential read for anyone interested in economics and financial policy.
Tuur Demeester
@SatoshiChela @MikeCautillo White's book is a classic! Highly recommend it.      source
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All the Pieces Matter
The Inside Story of The Wire®
Jonathan Abrams - 2018-02-13
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Explore the creation of the groundbreaking TV show The Wire in the definitive oral history by Jonathan Abrams. Featuring firsthand accounts from actors, writers, and more, this behind-the-scenes look provides unparalleled access to the show's key players. Learn about the social issues the show tackled and its lasting impact on popular culture, as well as the individual trajectories of its stars and creators. Essential reading for fans and scholars alike, this book provides a compelling and complete account of one of the greatest works of art America has produced in the 21st century.
Tuur Demeester
@intangiblecoins Currently reading, I recommend it: “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire”      source
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Bitcoin Is Venice
Essays on the Past and Future of Capitalism
Allen Farrington, Sacha Meyers - 2022-03-02
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Bitcoin Is Venice explores the potential of Bitcoin as a revolutionary force that can transform our society and bring about a new global Renaissance. With a critical examination of modern economic theory and fiat currency systems, this book offers a fascinating and entertaining manifesto for a more ethical monetary and financial system. The authors, Allen Farrington and Sacha Meyers, challenge readers to consider the impact of a Bitcoin standard on economies, governing bodies, and the concept of capital itself. All profits from the book are donated to the Human Rights Foundation, making this a powerful call to action for a fairer and more equitable world.
Tuur Demeester
This could become a classic. I’m reading my draft copy still, and it’s already the economic textbook I wish I had in my early twenties. No BS and yet profoundly illuminating. It’s fantastic. If you care about economic theory, I suggest you get this book:      source
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Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles
Jesús Huerta de Soto - 2006-03-16 (first published in 1998)
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Get ready to revolutionize your understanding of money and banking. In this comprehensive and sweeping treatise, Jesús Huerta de Soto, professor of economics at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, provides a complete reconstruction of the legal framework for money and banking. Through his lens of Austrian business cycle theory and the Misesian-Rothbardian perspective on money, banking, and the law, de Soto presents a wholesale critique of fractional-reserve banking and central banking. With an astounding 875 pages of meticulously researched analysis, this book is the most significant work on money and banking since 1912, and an absolute must-read for serious students of economics.
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Blind to Betrayal
Why We Fool Ourselves We Aren't Being Fooled
Jennifer Freyd - 2013-03-11
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Blindness to betrayal can be worse than the betrayal itself. This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of how and why we ignore or deny betrayal, and what we can gain by transforming "betrayal blindness" into insight. The book is based on the authors' substantial original research and clinical experience carried out over the last decade and is filled with fascinating case studies involving unfaithful spouses, abusive authority figures, and corrupt institutions.