Fri, 24 March 2017
Jason Hartman and one of his clients, Gary Pinkerton discuss an article from Vox.com called "27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About the American Economy". The reporter of the story notes that productivity, demographics, and inflation have all changed in the US economy in the past few years. The two looking into what it means for real estate investing if people continue working past social security mandated ages, what kinds of work opportunities are available to people, and how Americans spend thrift ways (combined with the lack of real wage growth) have left many unable to purchase a home.
[3:40] How Gary became a fan and follower of Jason
[5:57] Timothy Lee's article on Vox.com, "The 27 Charts that will change how you think about the American economy"
[10:07] The service industry provides a key indicator in regards to the American standard of living
[13:59] Labor force numbers have been on the decline since 2000
[16:30] The main areas of the country that are showing growth are urban
[21:05] Timothy shows inflation-adjusted home prices in chart #19
[26:18] Construction costs have not kept up with housing prices
[30:42] American retirement is no longer a set definition