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BREAKDOWN: State Power After Coronavirus, Feat. Peter McCormack

An off-the-cuff conversation about state power, nuance in an age of tribalism, and where bitcoin meets politics

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Published on: Mar 20, 2020

Peter McCormack is the host of What Bitcoin Did and the Defiance podcast. He recently returned from travel to a number of countries in South America including Venezuela and Colombia as well as the Turkey-Greece border.

In this off-the-cuff and wide ranging conversation, Peter and @NLW discuss

  • Bitcoiner politics and the bitcoin community’s reaction to the potential for increased state power in the wake of Coronavirus
  • Which types of state power growth we should be most concerned with
  • How to push governments to retract power growth on the other side of crisis
  • How travel around the world has informed Peter’s perspective on bitcoin and politics
  • Why nuance is both disincentivized and sorely needed in times of crisis