Economist Saifedean Ammous on "fiat science," "fiat education," and "fiat fuels"
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On this week's Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews economist Dr. Saifedean Ammous, about how systematic government control--"fiat"--wreaks havoc in the realms, not just of currency, but of science, education, and energy. They cover: - How government control in the realm of ideas is treated as benign but is in fact incredibly dangerous. - The myth that leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford are "private." - What freedom of scientific inquiry looks like, and how it gave birth to the modern world. - Why much of today's "modeling" would not exist in a free market. - How the moral case for fossil fuels is taking hold in the Bitcoin community.
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