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Dr. Saifedean Ammous on His Upcoming Economics Textbook

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09/30/2020Jeff DeistSaifedean H. Ammous

Professor Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, is in the midst of writing a new textbook titled Principle of Economics. But he's writing it in open-source form: drafting, revising, and sharing the manuscript with his online students as the book is created. And unlike most lousy college economics textbooks, his offering is rooted in Austrian theory and contains numerous references to Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe. Academia is changing, and the way we learn is ripe for disruption. Dr. Ammous is at the fore of these changes, and you don't want to miss this show.


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Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

Saifedean H. Ammous

Saifedean Ammous is author of the seminal book, The Bitcoin Standard, which has been translated into dozen of languages. He is also author of The Fiat Standard and an upcoming book on the principles of economics. He teaches economics and hosts a podcast through his website,

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