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Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson
Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson is a philosopher and author working outside of academia. He is also an award-winning video producer and the creator of The Truth About… animation series. You can follow his work at steve-patterson.com.

Steve Patterson's Articles and Posts

Thank Goodness for Price Gougers The Freeman
Thank Goodness for Price Gougers

In a world of scarce resources, high prices can be a good thing.

Bitcoin: Currency of Currencies The Freeman
Bitcoin: Currency of Currencies
Bitcoin could represent the beginning of a new financial world built on a solid, digital, noninflationary foundation.
Secession Today The Freeman
Secession Today
Peaceful secession is possible. It’s time to remove the stigma and start thinking about a less united United States.
The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies Media
The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies
Now that people accept bitcoin as a currency, the question becomes whether or not bitcoin's properties will continue to be valued in the future.
Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency? The Freeman
Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency?
Now that people accept bitcoin as a currency, the question becomes whether or not bitcoin's properties will continue to be valued in the future.
Drones: Not Just for Missiles Anymore The Freeman
Drones: Not Just for Missiles Anymore

The Internet is abuzz after Amazon’s unveiling of its latest idea: the delivery of goods to your doorstep within 30 minutes via drone. So maybe someday, with Amazon's help, it might be exciting to see drones flying overhead, rather than being a reason to run for shelter.

The Truth about Central Banking and Business Cycles Media
The Truth about Central Banking and Business Cycles
Just because we've had a system of central banking for 100 years doesn't mean we ought to. In fact, it's starting to look like central banks do more harm than good. From obscuring the true cost of credit to causing confusion about good investments, central bankers end up papering over economic problems. And when they send the wrong messages to savers and consumers trying to coordinate their plans, boom and bust cycles lengthen and worsen. Check out our new video to learn more.
Behind Business Cycles The Freeman
Behind Business Cycles
Just because we've had a system of central banking for 100 years doesn't mean we ought to. In fact, it's starting to look like central banks do more harm than good. From obscuring the true cost of credit to causing confusion about good investments, central bankers end up papering over economic problems. And when they send the wrong messages to savers and consumers trying to coordinate their plans, boom and bust cycles lengthen and worsen. Check out our new video to learn more.
The Phantom “State” The Freeman
The Phantom “State”
Oddly enough, nowhere on planet Earth can you find a “state.” Or a “government.” Or even a “country,” for that matter. You can search the globe; you won’t find one.
The Truth about Savings and Consumption Media
The Truth about Savings and Consumption
Keynes suggested that saving your money might hurt the economy, as it lowers aggregate demand. Fear not. You aren’t actually hurting anyone else by filling up your piggy bank. In fact, this consumerist viewpoint gets the story of economic growth entirely backward.
Savings: Fuel for an Economic Engine The Freeman
Savings: Fuel for an Economic Engine

Keynes suggested that saving your money might hurt the economy, as it lowers aggregate demand. Fear not. You aren’t actually hurting anyone else by filling up your piggy bank. In fact, this consumerist viewpoint gets the story of economic growth entirely backward.

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