I'm John Tamny and Writing is My Passion

in Proof of Brain2 months ago

This is my inaugural post to the Hive blockchain and I am super excited to be joining this community / platform / ecosystem.

About Me

My name is John Tamny.

I serve as vice president at FreedomWorks, and director of its Center for Economic Freedom.

I am also editor of RealClearMarkets, and senior economic adviser to mutual fund firm Applied Finance Group.

I love to write, which is one of the reasons I am so excited to be joining Hive.


How I Found Out about Hive

Two days ago, I had the privilege of speaking to the students of the Free Enterprise Society at Oklahoma State University.

I was there in Stillwater at the invitation of Professor Steve Trost (@trostparadox).

Over dinner, before my talk, Professor Trost explained to me the decentralized nature of Hive, how that decentralized ethos was originally embodied in the Steem blockchain, and how the ‘decentralized community’ that originally built Steem overcame a hostile takeover attempt, by re-birthing their vision of a truly decentralized ecosystem as the Hive blockchain.

@trostparadox explained to me how Hive content-posting works, in terms of authors and curators earning cryptocurrency rewards for their efforts; and he offered to take me through the process of creating and maintaining a Hive account and getting my first several posts formatted and published.

@trostparadox described Hive as:

  • a fully-functioning engine of decentralization,
    • that will organically scale itself up to meet demand,
      • upon which others can immediately start building fully independent applications and communities, and in so doing
        • continuously add value to society, creating individual and societal wealth.

He also described the global nature of the Hive community and how people in places like Venezuela are able to make a living by creating and posting valuable content.

A core aspect of my writing involves the power of the individual, and how myriads of individuals, all working independently in accordance with their individual talents and abilities, create the wealth in society that lifts people out of poverty, continuously ushering society (and the individuals it comprises) to greater heights and greater prosperity.

About My Writing

Fallacy relentlessly stalks economic thought processes on the left and the right (check out my book They’re Both Wrong).

My posts will aim to shine light on the confusion that persists with subjects including, but not limited to:

  • money,
  • government spending,
  • taxation,
  • trade,
  • inequality,
  • immigration,
  • China, and
  • most crucial of all right now, the coronavirus
    • and the tragic responses of politicians to it.

The political panic over the latter amounts to the most tragic human rights disaster of the 21st century, and it’s chronicled in my new book (just released yesterday), When Politicians Panicked.

You won’t always agree with me, but you’ll always learn something new as you see things in a new way.

I am looking forward to our upcoming journeys together!

My Books

When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason (Post Hill, 2021)

Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics (Regnery, 2015), a primer on economics

Who Needs the Fed? What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank (Encounter, 2016), about the central bank’s onrushing irrelevance

The End of Work: Why Your Passion Can Become Your Job (Regnery, 2018), which discusses the exciting evolution of jobs that don’t feel at all like work

They’re Both Wrong: A Policy Guide for America’s Frustrated Independent Thinkers (AIER, 2019).

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Hello John! Nice to see others with an interest in the same topics join Hive and bring something cool to the table :).

Have given you a follow and look forward to reading and supporting your work.

A core aspect of my writing involves the power of the individual, and how myriads of individuals, all working independently in accordance with their individual talents and abilities, create the wealth in society that lifts people out of poverty, continuously ushering society (and the individuals it comprises) to greater heights and greater prosperity.

That's basically the growth strategy of HIVE as a token. To allow anyone to take full ownership of their own accounts or communities, or to build their own applications on an open platform, and in pursuit of their own ambitions bring value back to the chain through more adoption and growth. So I think you've found the right place on the new internet we like to call web 3.0 :)


Welcome to Hive, John. Looking forward to your expertise and insight.

Welcome! @trostparadox's efforts in academia and fighting #FiatScience are groundbreaking

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

I'm doing what I can to spread truth, wisdom, and skepticism -- all of which seem to be in short supply both in academia and 'science'.

Welcome to Hive @johntamny, glad to see you here.
@trostparadox is an incredible Hive enthusiast and is doing great work at sharing his passion.
I wish you all the best and can't wait to read your next posts!

PS: It would be a good thing to add this post to your Hive "blog". I let you find out how to do it (the best way to learn things), but do not hesitate to ask for help ;)

@johntamny, it was great having you in Stillwater this week to speak to our students.

I'm excited to see the positive influence you will no doubt bring to the Hive community.

Hi Tammy,

I can feel the love of freedom.

Welcom on the Chain.


Welcome to Hive John.

It looked like @trostparadox has filled you in on what the platform is all about.

Your next step is to check out the different communities and front-ends.

I saw your post within LeoFinance, the finance and investments community on Hive.

Your content will fit right in over there.

See you around :)

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Well then! I'm pleased to make your acquaintance, John! This is actually the first post I've seen which originated on the #ProofOfBrain platform, which is cool... this comment is being posted using #LeoFinance, but you can find me chatting with a few different #tribes. Hive really is an amazing ecosystem... I'm sure it won't take you long to get rolling. Cheers! :)

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Welcome to Hive, threw you a follow to check out your next posts!

Welcome to Hive, John! Following you now. I look forward to seeing what you post here.

Welcome feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Welcome to Hive.
I look forward to reading your posts and completely agree about the political panic over COVID being unprecedented human rights abuse.

You should check out the latest decision of the Israeli Supreme Court which has basically said as much.

Check out my recent post about it. https://ecency.com/informationwar/@apshamilton/israeli-high-court-strikes-down-covid-restrictions-on-entry-and-exit-to-israel-says-enough-to-human-rights-violations

Welcome to Hive! 😊

Welcome to Hive and Proof of Brain @johntamny!
@trostparadox has done us both a favor! It's great to see someone, not only with writing prowess, but with ideas that will be appreciated here. I am interested in every one of your writing topics and I know there are many here that will be as well.
Glad to see you here!

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Welcome to HIVE! There are lots of really cool sites you can explore that all utilize the hive blockchain as a backend. The first couple weeks I was playing with HIVE i was blown away by just how much organic growth this blockchain has seen in terms of dApp development.

Wow @johntamny
You're a really exciting addition to this platform. With all your written works you've shown here and the topics you're going to be writing I'm surely going to be watching out for you. Welcome! And kudos to @trustparadox

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Welcome to the platform. It'll be nice to have another community member that's passionate about creating content here, like so many of the community are.

Welcome to Hive!

Hi! @Johntammy Welcome to #HIVE Friend.

Welcome to Hive @johntamny. You're right: we have a challenge in front of us: to protect our freedom.
How can we be more effective in overcoming our challenge?

Welcome to the most awesome blockchain you can actively participates on. And there are so many use-cases for your acct in this platform, feel free to explore.

Bienvenido, seguro aportará conocimientos prácticos y útiles a la comunidad, saludos.

Love the topics you cover, followed you. Welcome!

Welcome! It'll be a great opportunity for us to learn from you. Looking forward to great posts ahead!

Welcome to the blocks!

Glad to have you onboard.


Welcome to hive John. This is @gentleshaid from OCD team on the Hive blockchain. Let me, first of all, congratulate you on joining the most decentralized blockchain in the world and for making your first post. The journey on Hive is a marathon, not a sprint. Hence, you encounter an array of issues that might need addressing. Feel free to hop into OCD Discord server where you can interact with thousands of other users on Hive and get your questions answered.

Welcome to the community colleague!

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I want to offer you my humble welcome to the Hive platform @johntamny, I know that you will not regret having listened to your friend @trostparadox

Welcome @johntamny to the HIVE platform... and Proof of Brain Community. I'll be adding you to my Follow list, so that I see your newly created posts within my 'Friends Feed'.

You may also find interest in exploring a few other Communities here on the Chain such as @DeepDives which welcome finely crafted articles of the type you might offer.

Best wishes,
@AngryMan - Founder: Free Speech Community @Hive-168088

Welcome to Hive! Its a pleasure to have you here

great introduction @johntamny, hive ecosystem is great for anybody and I know many people who live of hive and doesn't work, just do what they love!
greetings from Mexico.

Hey John,

nice having you on Hive.
I’m still thankful for quoting me in your Forbes article.

Welcome Johnny. I look forward to reading your blogs.

I’d like to ask, are you on Wordpress as well?


Absolutely love the way you discovered Hive. It’s too often that friendly recommendations don’t work out but I have a feeling you’re going to stick around and really enjoy this wonderful place.

Welcome to Hive @johntamny!

Welcome to the Hive community! I look forward to reading your contributions, as well as checking out your books.

Wow! Nice to see such personalities in the Hive community. I'm following you...

This time, the Millennial Shaman gets to write a horror fiction story that is interesting and quite goosebumps. This horror story may accompany the Shaman Friend while relaxing and don't forget to share,

The background story, the boarding house mother always said that whatever happened, we could not leave the house even the room on Friday nights. For some reason and what reasons make the boarding house mother forbid all of us to go out on Friday nights.
To be sure, we all always comply with these rules. Even if we have to go out at night because there are important things we have to attend to, the boarding house mother said we better go from noon or evening and if there is something that makes us stay overtime and requires us to come home on Friday night, she will invite We stayed at the house next to the boarding house he built.
All who live in the boarding house always obey these rules, no matter what. Even so, for some reason every one o'clock in the evening on a Friday night there was a sound coming from outside the room, whether it was from the kitchen, from the TV room.

The point is that there are sounds of people doing activities from outside. Until one day, the intention of wanting and finally decided to go out that night to check, who was outside the room at that time. This is where a story on Friday night begins.
Hi, my name is Genta, and today I will tell you about the mystery of Friday night. Hopefully it can be used as a lesson for all of us

Ayo semua

Welcome to Hive!
Yes, I am writing to you from Venezuela, the Hive platform has been a great help.
I hope you enjoy this blockchain as much as I do. I wish you a lot of success.

Verified here

I bet you already see the the Hive is a place a creator needs to be!

Welcome to the hive , the best community in the whole cryptosphere. Im looking forward to your content, have fun with all the hive stuff there is to explore.

Welcome to the Hive blockchain. You have so much to learn on this platform, believe me, being a content creator is not enough excitement on Hive.

Welcome to Hive and Proof of Brain!
Although I don't think you need any proof of that, since all your books seem really interesting! I'll be following you so I never miss on any of those topics!
I wish you a great journey here! Keep shining!

Welcome to Hive John!

Hi, @johntamny and welcome on board.

Welcome John, here my gift for you

Welcome John - looks like you’ve built quite the following and interest already! Whether people agree with you or not, Hive is a place to be heard on your own terms. :)

I look forward to seeing more from you in the future, with regards from the UK!

We are really graceful having you in Hive. I'm great fan of reading books and blogs written by people like you. Freedom of creativity and freedom of earning is my favourite topics.

I'm from Bangladesh, By this time the mentality of earning by the traditional way is changing very fastly in our country. This the high to learn about various topics in deeply and details, balancing with the source of income.

You will find me as your regular post reader.

Welcome to the most beautiful world in universe.

Welcome aboard!

Welcome, even if my welcoming comes a month later...I've seen you've written a couple posts (I saw 3 including this one). Keep it up! You've peaked my curiosity.