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State Power After Coronavirus, Feat. Peter McCormack

Nathaniel Whittemore

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

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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. 

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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

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