Fri, 28 September 2018
Today's 10th episode features Jason Hartman talking with Mike Starks about the state of America's health and how most of it can be solved with our eating habits. The two discuss the dangers of sugar, the importance of sleep, and the most important aspects of a diet that don't involve exactly what you're eating.
[4:12] America is the most nutritionally educated culture in the world, yet we're the most obese due to getting it wrong 40 years ago
[6:34] When fat is taken out of food, sugar is added in its place
[10:15] If you eat right and get good sleep you're 90% of the way to health, even without exercise
[13:39] If eating right isn't easy and taste good, you're not going to stick with it
[18:02] What's the solution to America's health problem?
[22:33] What the subscription plan entails
[26:45] Keep it simple so it become consistent
Direct download: AMA_240_Mike_Starks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT
Fri, 21 September 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Matthew J Martin, founder & CEO of Blossom Finance, about how Islam views cryptocurrencies and what Sharia law says about debt and investing. The two examine what exactly Islam says about various actions, and how that impacts all facets of life for around 20% of the world.
[2:24] How Matthew views micro financing
[6:23] Why is it important to know what Muslims think about debt and cryptocurrencies?
[8:56] What about the Muslim investors today? Are they following Sharia law or not?
[13:06] Sharia law allows credit sales, you just can't have a 3rd party solely giving money
[16:18] Islam is about risk participation
[21:06] What is the Islamic view of cryptocurrencies?
[25:03] The law of the land is supposed to trump Sharia law, but that doesn't seem to be the view of many Muslims who are immigrating
Direct download: AMA_239_Matthew_Martin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am EDT
Fri, 14 September 2018
Jason Hartman talks with John Tamny, director for the Center for Economic Freedom, Editor of Real Clear Markets, and author of Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money about why he believes the Fed doesn't have anywhere near the power they're given credit for, why their policies aren't effective in today's world, and why demographics may not be as useful as they're believed. John & Jason also discuss the impact of automation on all aspects of our life. John is excited about what all of this change will mean for the common worker and believes it will lead to higher quality of life for all.
[1:58] How Uber made John realizing something about the Fed
[5:41] The importance of the Fed is vastly overstated
[10:43] The idea that the rest of the world is in on some deal where they hold worthless treasuries isn't realistic
[13:40] Demographic arguments regarding Japan don't hold a lot of weight with John
[17:27] Money flows to its highest use, regardless of the Fed
[21:55] Automation is going to lead into a surge in new kinds of jobs
[26:37] The demand for entertainment and service is going to explode
[28:26] Tamny's Law: as prosperity grows more and more people escape laziness because they find work they love
[30:06] John's thoughts on Universal Basic Income
Direct download: AMA_235_John_Tamny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT
Fri, 7 September 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Samson Williams, co-founder at Axes and Eggs, about the state of cryptocurrencies, especially in regards to fundraising. Samson discusses the current thoughts of the SEC on utility tokens, and explains the steps you need to take to launch an ICO, how much customer acquisition is running these days, why you SHOULDN'T pay your advisors in cryptcurrency, and more.
[5:10] Is the SEC going to come after utility tokens?
[9:17] How long does it take to set up an ICO?
[14:58] What are the steps to launching an ICO?
[18:35] Develop a budget before going out and hiring
[22:54] The basic customer acquisition cost was $36/person, but it's bringing in less and less money in investments
[26:18] Are the days of big ICO fundraisers over?
[28:19] Why you should pay your advisers in cash
Direct download: AMA_237_Samson_Williams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT