Fri, 25 January 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Nobu Su, chairman of the shipping company Today Makes Tomorrow and author of The Gold Man From the East. Back in the 2008 financial crisis, Nobu's company was a $5 million victim of Western bankers. Nobu is now fighting back, suing the institutions that took his money and trying to tell his story so others don't suffer the same fate.
[1:22] What's the status of Su's lawsuit against JP Morgan?
[9:05] How long can our country keep going like we are?
[11:10] What is Nobu Store?
[14:59] The history of Nobu's career
Fri, 11 January 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Parag Khanna, author of The Future is Asian and founder of FutureMap, about what's really going on in regards to the trade war and its impact on Asia (which doesn't just mean China). The two discuss the role of technology in killing jobs around the world and Asia's impact on global consumption growth.
[1:07] What is Connectography?
[5:59] The premise of The Future Is Asian
[9:09] Parag can tell you who's going to win a trade war with China
[11:03] Technology is killing jobs a lot faster than trade is
[15:33] Most of the consumption growth is coming from Asia
[19:24] International competition is getting bigger and bigger, making any missteps even costlier
[25:23] Companies are shifting entire operations overseas to take advantage of those markets, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for America
Fri, 4 January 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Matt Taibbi, contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of books such as Griftopia and The Divide, about bubbles. The two explore how Fed policy has been leading to bubbles throughout the years, how Wall Street is designed to take advantage of the average citizen and what we can learn from the history of bubbles.
[2:47] There's a pretty decent path from Fed policy to bubbles
[7:17] How the Great Recession came into being
[11:53] Institutions have learned how to create a bubble to profit from, but then also be prepared to make money when their own bubble bursts
[16:00] As long as trades are occuring Wall Street is making money
[17:50] How investment bankers are auctioning off America's infrastructure
[22:30] What is the investor's lesson from the bubble machine?