Is This the Key to Wealth, Freedom and Happiness?


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How owning fewer, more permanent things can lead to greater freedom and continued economic growth.

Topics covered include:

  • How a railroad company issued a bond that matured in 999 years
  • Why land and gold are the most permanent investments
  • What is the oldest currency in use
  • Why fiat and cryptocurrencies are potentially worthless
  • Why permanence is freedom and constantly craving more things limits freedom
  • Why do quality goods cost more
  • How the volume of trash generation and the number of storage units are increasing
  • Why reducing the number of things we own is so difficult and how to go about doing it
  • How the economy could change as people own things longer

Thanks to Felix Gray Glasses and LinkedIn for sponsoring the episode.

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Show Notes

Business & Finance: Freak Finance

Back to the future with long-term bonds by Franky Leeuwerck—Franky's Scripophily BlogSpot


The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession by Peter L. Bernstein

How much gold has been found in the world?—USGS

The oldest living thing on Earth by Marnie Chesterton—BBC

What is the world's oldest currency?—CMC Markets

Bitcoin, Currencies, and Fragility by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered Bby E. F. Schumacher

Evan Kinori


Want to Make It Big in Fashion? Think Small, Like Evan Kinori by Guy Trebay—The New York Times

Artists of Theory: Evan Kinori Interview by Isaac McKay-Randozzi—Theories of Atlantis

National Overview: Facts and Figures on Materials, Wastes and Recycling—United States Environmental Protection Agency

Basic Information about Landfill Gas—United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Great Markdown Disaster w/ Evan Kinori—Corporate Lunch

Minimum by John Pawson

Evan Kinori, Clothing Designer by Sean Hotchkiss—Faculty Department

Storage Wars—Seeking Alpha

France Gave Teenagers $350 for Culture. They’re Buying Comic Books. by Aurelien Breeden—The New York Times

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