Hi guys! It’s been a long time since I last posted on here, and well, it’s because we’ve all been very busy. Unfortunately, this show has never been our full time job (as much as we’d love it to be), and we need to pay those bills. I’ll to make the excuse that the Praxgirl team is hunkering down for the next bubble
Anyway, we did some time during the last Liberty Fest in NYC agree to record an interview with Stefan Molyneux, the ever present internet philosopher, and it only took us a year to do so! Here’s Robert and I having about a 1 hour chat with him over a slew of topics. Thanks so much to Stefan, because these sorts of interviews really help boost our viewership. Robert and I were thrilled looking at the analytics the other day!!
Hi guys, well as you can see, we’ve been transitioning into a new blogging system, so I haven’t posted anything new for a while. Our last episode, the 22nd, is up as of last week! It took us a long time to edit this one, because the production team has been busy busy busy with work this summer! Our episodes have also gone consistently to the 10 minute mark now, and they also require a lot more careful editing. Oh well, as long as they get online eventually, I’m happy! We’ll try to speed up the process. But if you do happen to know any editors out there, preferably who live in NYC, and preferably ones that are passionate about Praxeology, do please have them send me or Robert our director an email. We always are happy to have extra help!
In this lesson we cover how economies progress, and discuss who actually reaps the largest amounts of benefits from this situation.
This is an average length for a video, as we’ve gotten used to reaching the 10 min mark…the new addition is that we inserted some video, and hopefully we’ll be able to do more of that.
The key thing of this episode was the length it took to produce it. Because of legal reasons, we have had to be very careful about either creating our own content or finding creative commons images, and finding the right image that fits the narration can be a difficult task.
Hoooooopefully that has all changed. We have “hired” Richard Gleaves to edit the remainder of our videos! His claim to fame is the AMAZING GaltSpeaking channel on youtube. I urge to watch these videos and see the mastery he has on picking images and even placing music to the narration. I expect that our output time will now finally get back to a weekly basis. But more importantly is for us to keep pushing forward!
Hi guys, it’s good to finally have another episode out! This time we are discussing the role of the entrepreneur. Anyone who engages in fixing a production process in the market can be an entrepreneur!
This episode took a little longer to write, and a lot longer to publish. Viewers have expressed that they like our use of creative commons images to go along with the lessons, but that also adds to the production time as we try and find appropriate images.
This is also the longest episode to date. I’ve been realizing that the next few episodes are going to have to cover a lot of ground to meet the lesson plan I set out when I started the series. I’m never sure how long these are going to be, but then again, when the information is interesting, who cares!
I can’t do this alone! I appreciate all the help in translating and transcoding (captions) that I’ve gotten from viewers in the past! The more languages we can get on my videos, the more we can help spread the word about Praxeology! So now, I present you guys again with the link page to all the episodes thus released so that you can collaborate with other people who speak your language to help translate the lessons! We already have English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Hebrew, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Czech, Russian, Finnish, but there’s many more we have to work on! Love you guys!
Hi guys, so throughout this past year, my team and I poured our heart and minds into creating this show and I want to thank EVERYONE who donated to help keep our show running. This year, with more and more interest in the science of Praxeology, a lot of potential donors started nagging me about accepting an “easier” form of payment. As I said in a previous post, I value Bitcoins for their anonymity among their other qualities.
But after talking it over with my director Robert, he pleaded and convinced me to add a Paypal button to my blog and on our videos with the explicit promise that depending on how much we get in donations, he will quickly convert the dollars either to bitcoin or silver. Robert will handle the opportunity cost for you! If there were any outstanding donations (of course this sort of thing is very rare), these could be converted quickly to gold! Luckily here in Manhattan, we have a lot of precious metals dealers at our disposal. I personally am a fan of Stacks which is near my house. But to convert these dollars into precious metals, we’d have to get over $1000 for stacks to wave the taxes.
So now there’s a new way, and I totally appreciate anyone who can chip in. I love making this show, and the positive feedback makes me have hope that this science is going to keep growing. We’re on the forefront of a trend guys! It’s worth it to understand before everyone else! I love you guys!
Another episode awaits! Episode 17 is our introduction to Catallactics. In it, we defend the idea that men are always acting maximize profits, but show how the mainstream “economists” actually misunderstand this concept and create a fallacious idea to which they base it as an ethical standard to strive for. It’s a bit of a breather episode, but it’s preparing us for understanding the direction we will go in in order to fully grasp how the market works!
It’s what money and only money can allow! Happy New Years to everyone! We’re now on Episode 16, and contiuning our understanding of money. There were so many topics I could have gone on and on about, but I had to cut short an already MASSIVE episode. The runtime as is is around 10 minutes!
This episode was not that difficult to produce, but oh man was it difficult to write! The trick with writing an episode this long is that you have to maintain a mental discipline when reviewing it. The reason for this is because too many mistakes can occur if you try to just give it a tweak here and there with just a few minutes on your hand. Unfortunately, what that often translates to is having to take a day off and dedicate all your mental faculties to writing it. But trust me guys, understanding Economic Calculation is SOOOOO IMPORTANT! Hope you guys like the episode!
The concepts of exchange and money are bringing us into the deeper conclusions of Praxeology. We are now entering the world of Catallactics. This is the area of Praxeology that deals with markets and money. Episode 14 was released last week and was a success because of the little skit we through in there where I get robbed among other things. But it was also nice just to be out of the studio for a while!
For episode 15, we started talking about the emergence of money, and it was released on Christmas day (yesterday). I can safely say I’m at about a half way point now with the Praxeology series, and the lessons while getting a bit lengthier, are also getting more fun to write because of all the awesome implications!