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The 2020s could well define the future of liberty for American citizens forever. Robert Barnes, founder of Barnes Law and attorney for George Gammon as they FOIA the Fed in an effort to ensure they haven't overstepped their bounds continually since their inception.

Jason Hartman and Robert discuss the case, why it's important, and why this is just the beginning.

Key Takeaways:

[3:23] Why the courts decided FOIA applies to the Fed

[8:51] The case against the Fed is, hopefully, going to show other people how to expose governmental entities that need to be brought to light

[10:58] What ramifications could this case against the Fed have?

[16:06] One of the FOIA requests is going to center on what the Fed has said about creating a digital governmental currency

[19:35] Why hasn't something like this been done before?

[23:45] Why the 2020s will be a defining decade for liberties


Direct download: AMA_410_Barnes.mp3
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Real estate investing has worked throughout history. It works incredibly well in the markets Jason Hartman recommends. But there's one thing that could derail it (and everything else for that matter), and it's a worldwide phenomenon.

Jason explains what's going on with the population of the world, and why it's a trend worth worrying about.

Key Takeaways:

[1:34] A declining population puts markets at risk

[6:11] For the first time in a long time, the life expectancy for Americans decreased

[8:21] We are thinning out our population deliberately for the first time in human history

[14:42] How our society is destroying families

[19:14] China is now suffering due to population timebomb

[24:26] Watching old movies and TV shows will show you the shift in society

[31:44] Japan's biggest problem isn't what economists tend to focus on

[37:29] What this all means for real estate investors


Direct download: AMA_409_Collapse.mp3
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Jason Hartman discusses our current inflation situation, how we might get out of it, and gives a real life example of how Inflation Induced Debt Destruction helped tens of millions of people get deals that were better than they could ever have imagined when they signed their mortgages. He also gives an in-depth look into the new Hartman Comparison Index.

Key Takeaways:

[3:25] What will this recent government irresponsibility lead to?

[7:59] Jason's solutions for our current monetary situation

[11:30] To understand inflation you have to distinguish between nominal and real

[16:10] A real life example of the power of income properties

[19:53] The best way to value properties

[22:40] How to tell if you're in a linear market

[25:35] Reviewing the HCI

[31:58] Mortgage payments today are cheaper


Direct download: AMA_408_Avengers.mp3
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Matt and Jason Hartman join forces again on the Epic Real Estate Investing podcast, but this time to discuss debt, inflation, and housing supply.


Direct download: AMA_407_Theriault.mp3
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The political response to Covid-19 cased a massive economic event that led to a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The monetary response of the government has led to inflation concerns that won't be going anyway anytime soon. Jason Hartman is joined by John Tamny, author of the new book When Politicians Panicked
The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason, to discuss our current economic climate and whether it's time to replace the US currency with something from the free market.

Key Takeaways:

[1:32] Politicians chose economic despair in March 2020

[5:20] Declaring a crisis leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy

[9:17] You need people doing every kind of response to things like Covid so you can gather more information

[13:04] John's views on inflation

[16:28] Housing always shows the devaluation of the dollar

[21:09] There are many efforts going on to get away from floating exchange rates

[25:47] John believes markets can produce a better currency than the US Treasury


When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason

Direct download: AMA_406_Tamny.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with David Morgan, publisher of The Morgan Report and author of The Silver Manifesto and Second Chance: How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock-Wave, about what's happening in the metals market and what that says about our current economy.

Key Takeaways:

[1:06] What does the current state of metals tell us about stocks, real estate, and our economy?

[6:07] Why aren't gold and silver making big moves right now?

[9:36] Silver as just money does well against gold. As a commodity, however, not so much

[13:26] Why David prefers silver to gold as a metal

[17:33] It wouldn't take much of an interest rate move to crash the market

[21:29] The current state of platinum and paladium


Direct download: AMA_405_David_Morgan.mp3
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Jason Hartman, real estate expert, continues his examination of the Hartman Risk Evaluator with George Gammon. Hear about how using this metric will help you avoid unnecessary risk in your investments.


Direct download: AMA_404_Gammon2.mp3
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Jason Hartman, real estate expert, reveals HOW YOU CAN MAKE MORE MONEY WITH LESS RISK! On this episode of the Rebel Capitalist Show with George Gammon, Jason takes a deep dive into his "Risk Evaluator" for real estate. If you're interested in real estate investing this is a MUST LISTEN.


Direct download: AMA_403_Gammon1.mp3
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We have gone from an Everything Bubble to an Everything Shortage. The problem this time around is, there's nothing our central bank can do to handle a supply shortage causing prices to rise.

Jason Hartman examines the issues currently facing the housing market, and how it's going to impact it not just today, but in the months and years to come. How are you going to protect yourself from the coming inflation and looming shortages?

Key Takeaways:

[2:17] Self-liquidating debt is a beautiful thing that we can use in income property

[6:23] Even concrete is in demand because of a short supply of SAND

[11:14] The "just in time delivery" can't withstand any disruptions

[15:51] Technology creates the ability for a level of control over us that's never been seen before

[17:48] Surging inflation is hitting the US now

[22:37] The Federal Reserve doesn't have the monetary toolkit to deal with supply side inflation


Direct download: AMA_402_Inflation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

Investment Counselor Adam talks with one of the network's lenders about what rates are available for investors, what's been driving the slowly rising rates, whether it's worth it to pay points on your loan, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[0:48] Rates are higher than they were 4 months ago, but where are they historically?

[6:12] What will happen to rates if the 7% limit is removed?

[8:01] Today's mortgage rates for a 200,000 property

[10:44] What breakeven is considered good for paying points on your loan?

[13:03] Does it make sense to put 15% down?


Direct download: AMA_401_MayMortgage.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Ken Honda, author of Happy Money, The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money, to discuss why giving is so powerful, the importance of money, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:41] What does it mean to not be at peace with your money

[8:22] Money is just a number and an idea

[12:23] Ken's money container philosophy

[16:35] What you appreciate, appreciates

[21:38] What you can do to invite more happy money into your life


Direct download: AMA_400_Ken_Honda.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with The Rebel Capitalist George Gammon about the newest Operation Twist. This is a program run previously that aims to manipulate yields. George explains how it did work and how it might be used again. The two also examine the hyperinflation of Weimar, Germany, and see if there's any link to what's happening in the USA today.

Key Takeaways:

[1:11] What was Operation Twist and what's version 2 look like today?

[5:56] The impact of the Treasury spending down their account

[10:52] How bank actions are distorting the yield curve

[14:59] Is all of this as inflationary as it sounds?

[17:25] Average income in the US is substantially rising

[28:08] Weimar, Germany's inflation story


Direct download: AMA_399_Gammon.mp3
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There are many different ways to invest your money. What's the difference between things like REITs and simply purchasing a single family rental? Both of them are, technically, investing in real estate, but only one of them gives you a multi-dimensional asset that you can control.

Jason Hartman dives into the two investments to see the pros and cons of each.


Direct download: AMA_398_Maintain_Control.mp3
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When a libertarian is saying it may be time for Universal Basic Income (UBI), does that mean it's come mainstream?

Mike Munger, Professor at Duke University and author of the new book Platforms: The Perils and Promise, joins Jason Hartman to discuss the potential of a $15 minimum wage, and what that would do to the economy vs what a UBI could do. The two also discuss asset prices, monopolies, and what HAS to be fixed with our current version of capitalism.

Key Takeaways:

[2:47] What is the 3rd revolution

[8:17] Why Mike is in favor of Universal Basic Income

[12:48] How do you find the ideal amount of UBI?

[17:19] Asset prices cause inequality

[19:21] Is it time to reexamine what we call antitrust?

[24:10] Capitalism is becoming cronyism in the USA. Is that sustainable?


Direct download: AMA_397_Munger.mp3
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Jason Hartman joins Doug Utberg on The Terminal Value podcast to talk economics of the day. The two discuss how you truly grow wealthy in the United States, whether we're really in a low inflation environment, the impact of low interest rates, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[4:05] The REAL way you grow wealthy. There's only 2 ways.

[10:11] There's more inflation that we're being told

[16:10] When you adjust the numbers to current value, real estate has gotten cheaper the last 14 years

[20:57] Low interest rates will kill supply in the coming years as people won't want to give up their low interest rate and move


Direct download: AMA_396_Utberg.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Stephen Leeb, author of the new book China's Rise and the New Age of Gold, as well as The Coming Economic Collapse, about why commodities are in such demand and what that means for investors moving forward. The two also examine how we're going to get 6.5 BILLION people into the middle class.

Key Takeaways:

[3:05] The world is at a turning point

[10:48] Real, physical assets are in short supply and GREAT demand in today's environment

[17:00] Gold has outperformed the S&P by 100% in the last 20 years


Direct download: AMA_Stephen_Leeb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman interviews Matthew Gould of Matthew Gould talks about different domain extensions that liken themselves to early adopters of the new decentralized web. Is China launching its own digital currency with a higher transaction speed, and could this affect the dollar? Gould works to ensure that the people, not the government or the big-tech corporations, get to define the internet in the modern world.  

Key Takeaways:

[2:20] People can move cryptocurrency around easier with over 50 different cryptos. 

[3:30] Gould speaks on the free speech concerns online. 

[6:15] What is DNS? 

[8:40] Is there a modern, blockchain, free speech-oriented hosting platform?

[10:00] Who gets to define what the internet will look like in the future?

[13:00] How are tech institutions a lack of government action?

[16:45] In the 1970s, the US had the best banking system in the world, ex: settlement speed and accuracy. 



Direct download: AMA_Blockchain_Domains__Unstoppable_Domains_with_Matthew_Gould.mp3
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Chad Hewitt appropriately and humorously likens his scaffolding business to a short-term rental property. This Rich Dad, Poor Dad inspired investor shares his real estate story with the Hartman Network.

Key Takeaways:

[1:15] Owns a scaffolding business is quite similar to owning a short term rental company. 

[2:10] Triple net leases simply mean that all expenses pass through to the tenant. 

[3:30] Originally inspired by Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  

[7:00] Triple net vs. individual residential real estate. 

[11:20] Anyone with a decent paying job can get past the 16k barrier to entry. 

[14:00] Income property is the most tax-favored asset in America because you can depreciate it. 

[20:30] With a 1031-exchange, you don't need to do the recapture when you sell a home. 

[25:00] Because of the Green New Deal, the cost to develop your average apartment complex is going to go up. 


Jason Hartman Quick Start

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn)

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes)


Direct download: AMA_393_Chad_Hewitt.mp3
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You don’t need a booming housing industry to make money, just a good strategy. Ken poses the question, when the dust settles, which businesses will still be standing, and where will the concentration of people be? Jason Hartman predicts a strain on the housing supply in the not-so-distant future as he postulates that few will be incentivized to get rid of a home loan with such historically low-interest rates. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] How much has life changed in the recent 10, 20 years? 

[3:30] The tech companies are likely to be broken up. 

[5:00] You can make money in any environment if you adjust your strategy. 

[10:00] Ken’s tips on how to find deals and evaluate them.

[16:40] Definite move from retail to housing. 

[22:00] There is obvious truth of an asset shortage - as in bidding against 45 other buyers. 

[31:10] City/State revenue comes from Taxpayers. There is a potential for cities to file bankruptcy. 

[37:45] The bubble ‘should’ve popped’ already, but ‘they’ can keep kicking the can down the road. 

[41:25] “I still think there is going to be a crash; it’s just being propped up with money which is going to create inflation.” -McElroy

[43:20] Jason predicts a future strain on housing supply because of so many home purchases with historically the lowest interest rates ever. 



Direct download: AMA_Ken_McElroy_Housing_Boom_or_Collapse.mp3
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Wealth is created with compound interest, making your dollar work for you. Dan Amerman talks with Jason Hartman about understanding, The Homeowner Wealth Formula. Dan says, “one way at looking at the mortgage is that it’s a short against the dollar.” The primary question; is your home an investment? 

Books: The Homeowner Wealth Formula

Key Takeaways:

Daniel Amerman

[1:30] Is your home an investment or an expense? 

[3:30] How can we better understand these home price indices? 

[7:10] The results of the exhaustive research are incredibly positive. Find out more. 

[9:20] “One way at looking at the mortgage is that it’s a short against the dollar.” -Amerman

[14:00] The number one historically proven method for creating wealth over the centuries is compound interest. How does this relate to inflation? 

[21:00] A lot of government programs are “shell games.”

[24:00] We do expect a wealth transfer from boomers to up and coming generations. 


Jason Hartman Quick Start

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn)

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes)


Direct download: AMA_391__Dan_Amerman.mp3
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Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation joins Jason Hartman to discuss three different business models, from sales to services, everything from knife sharpening to pooper scooping. Build a side hustle to fund your vacation or fund your next investment property. Nick Loper is host to a podcast and author of a couple of books. His creative approach to building business outside of the standard brick and mortar has inspired thousands. 

Books: The Side HustleThe Progress Journal

Key Takeaways:

[0:45] Nick jokes that one of the best ways to build your side hustle is through a self-published book with extremely long subtitles. 

[3:00] If you’re looking to make money quickly, with the lowest barrier to entry...

[6:30] Who hires a lawn service? Twenty years ago, only 5% hired out. Now, it's closer to 40%.

[10:00] Podcasting still hasn’t reached its full potential. 

[15:45] 500+ Online Resources?



Direct download: AMA_390_10th_Nick_Loper_Side_Hustle_Nation.mp3
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Saifadean Ammous, the author of The Bitcoin Standard, joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist?

Saif continues discussing the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. As well, what is time preference, and how does it differ from inflation?

Key Takeaways:

Saifadean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard

[1:00] Money has three basic functions of money:

[3:45] How does Bitcoin act as a base layer of money, similar to the central banks' settlement layer?

[8:00] Why would the government let Bitcoin exist?

[17:00] Have you been bitten by the Bitcoin bug? 

[17:25] Could the government make Bitcoin illegal?

[29:45] Is there a distinction between time preference and the time value of money, aka inflation? 

[31:45] Saifedean’s wife sells the chair he’s sitting on out from underneath him. 

[32:10] Art on the gold standard, will it stand the test of time?

[41:20] “A lot of people prefer to laugh than to think.” -Saifedean on Hedonism


Jason Hartman Quick Start

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn)

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes)


Direct download: AMA_Saifedean_Ammous_Bitcoin_Standard.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Stanford University, Professor of Economics, Dr. Nicholas Bloom. Bloom and Hartman discuss the significant economic changes in the US economy as well as social changes. How has the work from home trend grown through pandemic times, and are employees more productive in this environment? Will this work from home trend continue to give people reason to leave exhaustingly expensive homes in the city?

Key Takeaways:

[2:25] Working from home has absolutely exploded, from 5% to 60% at the peak of the pandemic. 

[3:10] Geography is less meaningful than ever in US history. 

[6:10] San Francisco has a sort of rental apocalypse due to the pandemic. 

[8:50] Working from home has already been on an upward trend. 

[16:00] The best way to fix the economy is to eliminate the virus. 

[18:30] Big tech never set out to censor what’s online.

[23:00] Are people more or less productive working from home?

[25:15] Are we to expect inflation due to all of the money printing?


Jason Hartman Quick Start

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn)

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes)


Direct download: AMA_Dr._Nicholas_Bloom_Stanford_University.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with New Zealander and the founder of Landlord Studio, Logan Ransley, who shares his findings from his companies residential real estate index report. Rental reports don't show the same grim eviction rates that 'click-bate' portrayed through the 2020 pandemic. What are the realistic rent collection rates?

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Real Estate felt grim mid lockdown. 

[4:00] Rental reports don't show the same grim eviction rates that 'click-bate' portrayed through the 2020 pandemic. 

[5:00] Rental graphs being depicted based on numbers of 10,000 active leases. 

[8:20] What percentage of rent REALLY being collected, and how late?

[11:20] "Although the rent was taking longer to be connected, it was still being collected at the same rate."


Jason Hartman Quick Start

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn)

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes)


Direct download: AMA_387_Logan_Ransley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Jim Richards, author of The New Great Depression. Jim shares his discoveries about the lockdown, the stock market's influence, and asset bubbles vs. asset inflation. 

Jim Rickard's Book: The New Great Depression

Key Takeaways:

[3:20] You cannot understand The New Great Depression without looking into the pandemic. 

[4:00] "What I discovered was that the scientists don't agree with each other."

[10:25] Have the lockdowns killed more people than they have saved?

[16:00] The stock market no longer bears any relation to the real economy. 

[20:00] Did the lockdown cause a pent up demand?

[24:00] Asset bubbles or asset inflation?

[25:35] What causes inflation? 

[28:45] Your Keynesian multiplier works up to a debt to GDP ratio of about 90%.

[33:20] Why buy gold and silver if you're not afraid of inflation?

[36:25] Bitcoin, will it ever have a chance of being a global currency or taking over the dollar?

[44:00] Millions of people are migrating out of major cities; where are they going?


Jason Hartman Quick Start

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn)

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes)


Direct download: AMA_Jim_Rickards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Investment Counselor Adam talks to one of the lenders in the Jason Hartman network about what's going on with interest rates these days. People are locking rates below 3.5% on properties $100,000 and up! With rates being at a historic low, what is the timeline on closing a deal?


Direct download: AMA_Mortgage_Update_With_Adam_2021_Jan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

New Year, New Goals, Same proven asset class! Jason Hartman invites you to celebrate with him another fantastic year of prosperity for all real estate investors practicing some of Hartman’s proven investment techniques. Following the celebration, we must look for the “what next” plan or goal. How do you build your goals? Do you write them down? Do you create realistically achievable goals? 


Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Let’s celebrate our prosperous year of 2020 and look forward to another great one to follow. 

[5:00] The Hartman Stimulus Payment CONTEST

[8:45] Be a self-sufficient person.

[10:00] 80% of Americans do not have goals, and even fewer have written them down. 

[10:40 New Years’ Resolutions are so cliche. 

[12:15] A goal should be just out of reach but not out of sight. 

[15:20] The Winner of the 5-Year Plan Video Contest

[15:40] Winner, Michelle, laid out how she and her family intend to achieve their income property goals. 

[21:20] It’s the kind of person we become just by trying. 

[22:00] SMART Goals

[23:00] Smartsheet from

[26:50] Balance out your portfolio. 


Jason Hartman Quick Start

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (Libsyn)

Jason Hartman PropertyCast (iTunes)


Direct download: AMA_New_Year_Goals.mp3
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