Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson
Steve Patterson is a freelance motion graphics producer and writer. He is the creator of The Truth About... educational animation series. You can follow him at

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Bitcoin: Currency of Currencies

Might fiat currency one day be denominated in bitcoin?
OCTOBER 07, 2014

Bitcoin could represent the beginning of a new financial world built on a solid, digital, noninflationary foundation.


Secession Today

Three things the United States can learn from the Scottish referendum
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Peaceful secession is possible. It's time to remove the stigma and start thinking about a less united United States.


Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency?

It’s not a scam, but market actors will determine its staying power
DECEMBER 11, 2013

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

DECEMBER 03, 2013

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.


Behind Business Cycles

OCTOBER 15, 2013

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”

JULY 31, 2013

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.


Savings: Fuel for an Economic Engine

APRIL 23, 2013

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.