Fri, 28 August 2020
Patrick M. Wood, founder of Citizens For Free Speech, joins Jason Hartman for an in-depth discussion on technocracy. Who are some examples of current technocrats, and how are they influencing the economy? What is the link between Agenda 21 and technocracy?
Wood and Hartman discuss the shift away from high-rise living due to COVID-19, something that challenges some expectations of experts claiming that the majority of the world would prefer living in cities. Wood explains the Trilateral Commission and the connection between it and several positions of power.
[1:45] Where did the term technocracy originate?
[4:20] Who would be an expert that's running the world today?
[9:30] The United Nations is the torchbearer of technocracy sine 1992 and Agenda 21. Sustainable Development is a resource-based economic system instead of what is based on supply and demand.
[15:00] Wood discusses how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal for a Green New Deal became mainstream for both political sides.
[17:45] The Great Reset, what does that actually mean?
[19:00] All wealth starts from the ground. If you control the resources, you control the wealth.
[22:00] No one will be interested in high-rise living and mass transit.
[27:45] What is The Trilateral Commission?
[30:45] COVID-19 is likely to move us toward a government-backed cryptocurrency.
[35:30] Patrick gives his August forecast on the economy.
[41:40] Citizens for Free Speech is a non-profit started by Patrick M. Wood (2018)
Wed, 26 August 2020
Dr. Bryan Taylor joins Jason Hartman as they rewind the clock 1,000 years to look at the history of interest rates and housing costs. The bubonic plague and the Spanish Flu have both had an impact on economics. How does this relate to Coronavirus?
Living in urban areas has historically been out of necessity. Currently, technological advances have taken away the demand for living in highly populated areas. Taylor and Hartman discuss the change in housing costs as influenced by the bubonic plague 800 years ago, but how reliable is this information?
[2:00] Are interest rates the lowest they’ve ever been in history?
[3:20] Government debt explained based on the influences surrounding World War II
[4:20] Did Paul Volcker make the right moves?
[5:30] Are interest rates too low? What’s the fallout?
[8:30] Prices are being controlled mainly by a lack of demand.
[12:00] Flashback 102 years to the Spanish Flu, what happened economically?
[16:00] Are we to face a repeat of the roaring ’20s?
[20:00] Technology has solved the necessity of living in urban areas.
[21:15] During the bubonic plague, 1/3 third of the population was wiped out, while the houses remained, causing the most significant housing price drop in history.
[25:25] How reliable is 800-year-old data?
Fri, 21 August 2020
Jason Hartman’s guest today is author of Was Jesus A Socialist?, Lawrence W. Reed. Jason and Lawrence clear up some confusion about socialism and communism. As well, Lawrence responds to the question, “Was Jesus A Socialist?” Lawrence goes on to share scripture interpretation and how we can learn about investing or magnifying wealth. Lastly, Hartman and Reed discuss The Great Depression and break down some myths about how it started.
[1:45] Let’s clear up a bit of confusion on the term socialism.
[3:45] How does socialism and communism compare/contrast?
[8:30] Was Jesus a socialist?
[11:00] What can scripture teach us about investing or magnifying wealth?
[14:30] Breaking myths of The Great Depression.
[17:30] Explaining government programs, FDR to present.
[20:45] No society that has ever lost its character, has kept its liberty
Wed, 19 August 2020
What are the relations with China looking like for the US and for the rest of the globe? Brendan Ahern of the ChinaLastNight.com blog updates Jason Hartman on what he sees with China’s economy. Brendan touches on China’s ability to re-establish trust moving forward and how they might change from being such a largely export dependent country.
[1:30] Where is China now, in regards to reopening?
[3:15] How will China re-establish trust moving forward?
[6:15] How have the trade negotiations changed before and after COVID-19?
[9:45] “Even investing has become politicized”
[13:45] China realized that being very export dependent made them susceptible to downturns.
[20:30] Tourism has stopped, and not just in Hong Kong.
Fri, 14 August 2020
350: The Devil Inside the Beltway, Shocking US Government's Surveillance, Twitter Removes Trump's George Floyd Michael Daugherty, The Justice Society
Michael Daugherty joins Jason Hartman to reveal the corruption behind the system. It's a cycle of corruption for keeping safe amid the storm known as D.C. Michael shares his experience beating extortion only to be left hanging for the government. As well, Daugherty shares what he means "the trap that congress laid."
[1:15] The government has unlimited resources, prosecutors, and budgets, and none of 'us' have that.
[3:00] The dangers of academics like Woodrow Wilson.
[5:00] Michael Daugherty's story, from extortion to government.
[9:30] Your enemy today will be your friend tomorrow, the cycle of corruption in DC
[13:30] Section 5 of the FTC Act: The trap that congress laid.
[16:15] What's Twitter's rational from removing Trump's video tribute to George Floyd?
[18:00] You can burn a house down in 3 seconds, you can't build it back as fast.
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Wed, 12 August 2020
Nobody wants to live in high-density areas anymore. It’s gone beyond the fear of coronavirus. Investment counselor, Doug, talks with Jason about Inflation, Inflation, Inflation. As well, Doug and Jason discuss the middle-class fiction. What is happening to our middle-class, and how can we learn to create wealth? Finally, rent is due, and residential tenants are paying, but are commercial real estate landlords having the same good fortune through pandemic times? Everyone is working from home, and most people are enjoying it.
[2:30] Nobody wants to live in high-density areas anymore. It’s more than just coronavirus urging persons to move to suburban areas.
[5:00] We are watching the ultimate collapse of the “middle-class fiction.”
[9:30] The whole middle class is being hollowed out.
[12:45] Rent stability seems to be almost on par with previous years.
[16:00] Commercial tenants are having a much bigger problem paying rent when compared to residential tenants.
[20:00] Inflation, Inflation, Inflation.
[26:45] If you give the government unlimited authority to deal with the climate, it won’t fix the climate. Instead, you’ll have an authoritarian government with an equal or worse climate.
[31:30] People can work remotely, and they like it!
Fri, 7 August 2020
Dr. Richard D. Wolff, professor of economics and author of Understanding Marxism, joins Jason Hartman today, discussing the global economic meltdown. Wolff shares his interpretation of marxism and why he believes that is has been poorly applied. As well, Hartman and Wolff discuss capitalism in America, the perception and the reality.
Wolff and Hartman discuss the disproportionate pay between CEO and workers. The CEO to worker compensation ratio has changed dramatically. Wolff states that a cooperative/directorship might work using the example of The Mondragon Corporation.
[2:15] Was Karl Marx's ideas applied wrong?
[8:45] "A liberal and a marxist are not the same things."
[10:30] What is a Marxist?
[12:45] Capitalism didn't make the break from fatalism and slavery that it thought it did.
[16:45] Did any country have genuine pure marxism?
[20:30] "There's a reason that a very small number of people are capitalists (entrepreneur) and a very large number of people are workers" - Wolff
[20:45] How do we solve the issue of disproportionate pay between boss/worker, redistribution?
[24:00] How would a company run with a representative republic, cooperative, or directorship?
[25:10] Successful Co-op, The Mondragon Corporation.
[31:45] What is the Yellow Vests Movement?
Wed, 5 August 2020
Jason Hartman is joined today by Chris Skinner, Chairman at the Financial Services Club and founder of Finanser. Chris has authored the books: Digital Bank: Strategies to Launch or Become a Digital Bank, Digital Human: The Fourth Revolution of Humanity Includes Everyone, and Doing Digital: Lessons from Leaders.
Jason and Chris talk about the future and the role that technology plays in it, or the lack of a role for humankind. This tech-talk touches on modern banking technology, how to start a bank with $50k. Lastly, robotics and philosophy. What is our purpose when work is in the hands of robots?
[2:15] Banks have been challenged technologically because they have not updated their systems
[4:00] Antiquated banking systems are often referred to as spaghetti structures that need updates recently forced by COVID-19.
[5:30] Big banks are too big to fail.
[8:00] What makes Stripe such a standout business regarding FinTech Companies?
[12:30] Everyday living is in the new hip and cool bank.
[13:45] Can anyone launch a digital bank?
[17:00] Switching gears to robotics and technology in the future.
[20:00] There have been two significant behavioral shifts immediately since this lockdown.
[23:00] On robotics and essential work, what happens when people no longer need to work?