Location: Los Angeles
Date: Thursday 3rd February
Project: Coin Stories podcast
The American Dream has enabled the US to act as a beacon to the world: freedom and opportunity are available to all who are willing to strive, sacrifice, and work hard. This ethos was a powerful soft weapon during the cold war, but it still resonates with people all around the world today. That’s why the Green Card is the most sought-after immigrant visa in the world.
And yet, those living in the US today are struggling to experience the same chances and sense of fairness previous generations took for granted. Risk-taking, endeavour, playing by the rules – displaying these character traits is no longer a gateway to success; some are even starting to believe that those living by these standards are chumps.
The system seems just unjust; life is full of contradictions and hypocrisy. There are increasing restrictions on people’s sovereignty, whilst those in power aren’t playing by the same rules. At the same time, the rights of individuals are upheld in situations where their actions impact the wider society and where interventions and restrictions have sound justification.
Will Bitcoin help right the current economic wrongs?
In this interview, I talk to Natalie Brunell, a fellow podcaster who hosts Coin Stories. We discuss coming to America, uncovering a failing system through journalism, finding Bitcoin and hope, and developing a mission to fix things.