How to Find Your Political Home and Why it Matters, with Mike Sertic [VIDEO]

Do you agree that it is best to NOT discuss religion and politics with your peers?

While the core of our focus at The Crypto Vigilante is blockchain tech, a fundamental piece of our analysis does derive from the realities of the political sector.

Most of the progress in crypto has been driven by free market innovation. But, it would be naive to think that this industry will go unscathed by the capital controls and regulatory compliances of centralized governments.

So, what can you and I do to ensure that progress in crypto continues, despite all obstacles?

I was pleased to discuss this with Mike Sertic, President of the Advocates for Self-Government (ASG) at the 2022 Young Americans For Liberty (YAL) Revolution conference in Orlando, FL.

I asked Mike, “Why is it that Libertarians do not seem to engage in Austrian Economics?”

He said, “A lot of people aren’t raised to think about money. They just know that they don’t have it or need more of it. But, they don’t really understand how money works.”

We agreed that this is primarily due to a lack of financial education within the government's public school system. As a result, sound economic literacy is a missing piece to the philosophy of crypto and politics.

Mike expanded further into how finding a political home and pursuing economic literacy can make all the difference. I encourage you to watch this discussion to learn his take on it.

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One major component of a holistic view of sound economics is to explore where you stand in your political view.

Mike shared, “I wanted to understand philosophy and political ideology, but did not resonate with either side (Democratic and Republican)… until Ron Paul came along when I actually started to find my home in the American political landscape.”

Although Mike has found his home as a Libertarian, his work at ASG has provided a simple, unique way for anyone to help determine their political stance in an unbiased way.

For the last 30 years, The World’s Smallest Political Quiz has been used by over 23 million people. It was so cool to see it passed around throughout this event and it is on their website.

When I asked Mike how crypto fits into all of this, he shared, “If you want a currency that is stable and immune to the inflationary manipulations by a central bank, then you really ought to be looking at Bitcoin (BTC) and other alternatives that are going to hold their value over the long term.”

This interview was brief, yet jam-packed with insight. I encourage you to watch the full video, take the quiz, and find your home in the world of politics and economics.

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Rafael LaVerde

Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the University of Texas’ Mises Circle. His formal education includes graduate degrees in continental philosophy and psychology. He has been a Bitcoin miner since 2014. Rafael also managed investor relations for the BitAngels Network, which helped finance the vast majority of early Bitcoin startups, and was also part of the DApps Fund team that revolutionized funding structures that eventually became known as ICOs and STOs. He was also the founding partner of what became one of the very first Bitcoin venture capital funds.