BTC107: The Real Impact of the IMF & World Bank w/ Alex Gladstein & Sam Callahan (Bitcoin Podcast)
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
* 05:50 - So what is the intended mission of these organizations (IMF and World Bank)?
* 25:16 - What is Structural Adjustment and why is the impact misunderstood?
* 30:17 - The story of Shrimp in Bangladesh and how it helps listeners understand Structural Adjustment.
* 40:25 - How and why countries that take on IMF loans are more likely to take on even more debt in the future.
* 44:55 - How poor countries are in essence subsidizing the abundance of rich countries while destroying their ability to be self-sufficient.
* 55:30 - Why the IMF and World Bank never found a dictator that they didn't like.
* 01:22:27 - How countries that have taken the most loans are also the countries that have the highest concentration of Bitcoiners.
Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences.
BOOKS AND RESOURCES
* Alex Gladstein's article: Structural Adjustment: How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries and Funnel Their Resources To Rich Ones [https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/imf-world-bank-repress-poor-countries].
* Alex's organization, the Human Rights Foundation [https://hrf.org].
* Alex Gladstein's Twitter [https://twitter.com/gladstein?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor].
* Sam Callahan's Twitter [https://twitter.com/samcallah].
* Sam Callahan's company, Swan Bitcoin [https://www.swanbitcoin.com].
* Related Episode: Central Bank Digital Currencies Vs Bitcoin w/ Sam Callahan - BTC097 [https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/bitcoin-fundamentals/central-bank-digital-currencies-bitcoin-sam-callahan/].
* Related Episode: How Fiat Blinds Bitcoin's Importance w/ Alex Gladstein - BTC071 [https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/bitcoin-fundamentals/how-fiat-blinds-bitcoins-importance-alex-gladstein/].
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