Fri, 9 June 2017
AMA 176 - Too Big to Save: How to Fix the U.S. Financial System, with MIT's Sloan School of Management's Bob Pozen
The Trump administration will bring changes to the real estate market. Legislation and regulation changes could help small and medium size banks while also increasing the amount of lending done by the biggest banks. Jason Hartman talks with Bob Pozen, Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former Associate General Counsel for the SEC, about these things, and what is realistic to expect under President Trump. Bob is author of Extreme Productivity and Too Big to Save.
[2:11] Legislation that may be changed through banking system while Dodd-Frank is left as is.
[5:50] Small and medium sized banks need regulation relief
[7:33] Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are having problems because they were never made public or private
[11:13] FHA and VA insure all mortgages made by banks
[11:55] Real estate prices will rise as money flows into the market
[14:46] Rising rates will bring a temporary increase in home purchases, but will level off soon thereafter
[15:28] Pozen was chosen by President Bush to join a bipartisan commission to strengthen Social Security.
[17:00] Security and Exchange Commission has constraints regarding employees working for corporations after their service.
[19:22] Getting to the gist of Bob Pozen’s book Too Big to Fix.
[21:59] Peer-to-Peer lending is pretty much unregulated.
[23:38] As the economy strengthens banks should lend more.
Fri, 2 June 2017
Doug Casey is a (successful) speculator, a libertarian philosopher, and a best-selling author. He has a reputation for his sometimes controversial insights into politics, economics, and investments. His speculation is often called "rational speculation", and he's one of the authorities on the matter, and is highly regarded in the high-potential natural resource sector.
Doug's new book, Speculator, is a venture into fiction, a departure for him. Jason Hartman and Doug discuss the new book, how to be an international man today, and real estate all over the world.
[1:45] A quick rundown of Doug's new book Speculator
[4:40] Speculator is the first in a series, and has some main topics that Doug explores.
[8:35] Doug's book International Man made him semi-famous and is the most sold book in Rhodesian history
[12:30] The world's move toward the singularity
[15:50] The scam that is college education and tuition
[20:20] Diversifying yourself internationally
[24:20] Is the world flat now?
[29:00] We're at the beginning of the next crash while riding the tail of the previous crash
Fri, 26 May 2017
It might look like a children's book, but Goodnight Obama is more than just that. It's an important reminder that parody is critical in this day and age.
Dr Jerome Corsi is author of Goodnight Obama, and is also head of the Washington, DC News Bureau for Alex Jones and Infowars.com. The two discuss his newest book, as well as what Jerome is expecting out of President Trump, and where we are in the business cycle.
[1:10] The idea behind Jerome's Goodnight Obama book
[6:41] Whether people who didn't vote for Trump are going to be pleasantly surprised when they realize what he's doing in office
[17:30] What Trump means when he talks about "infrastructure spending" isn't what most liberals think
[21:46] According to the idea of business cycles we're due for a recession. Is it going to hit Trump, will he avoid it, or is the idea of a business cycle outdated?
[24:23] The USA return to a carbon based economy
Fri, 19 May 2017
Tevi Troy, President of American Health Policy Institute and former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, joins Jason Hartman to discuss his newest book Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office.
The two take a look into the history of American presidents handling of disasters, as well as trying to look at our current president, Donald Trump, to see if there are any signs as to how he might handle a disaster. Jason also probes the former Deputy Secretary about how the Republicans might actually be able to craft a replacement for Obamacare that the Democrats might actually support, and that would actually improve our system.
[1:07] The best and worst presidents at handling disasters
[4:43] How Tevi thinks Donald Trump will handle disasters
[7:20] The newness of Trump's cabinet to politics could create a problem if there's an early disaster during his presidency
[10:29] How pop culture impacts presidents
[13:05] Tevi outlines a path that he believes Republicans should take to get a new healthcare bill passed
[16:10] How Trump's participation in pop culture might play a role in his presidency
Fri, 12 May 2017
Just before the election, Jason Hartman talked with Bill Ayers, a retired Professor of Education, contributor to academic journals, and an original member of the Weather Underground. Bill has written several books, including his newest, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto. Jason and Bill discuss eight major points from his book, and look into what the US can do to right itself.
[1:28] Demand the Impossible calls for Americans to release their imaginations and consider the impossible.
[3:51] The eight issues addressed in Bill Ayers’ Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.
[5:06] Privatized prisons are destroying America. The US has 20% of the prisoners in the entire world.
[6:50] What does public safety look like for free people in a democratic society?
[9:09] You can't label Bill has a tax and spend liberal
[12:28] The US needs a massive education reform
[21:14] Democratic and the Republican parties agree on war and Wall Street, but little else.
Fri, 5 May 2017
The market is moving and it seems to be moving in the right direction for real estate investors. The historical average for appreciation for single family homes is ~6% nationwide. If you are already an income property investor, the good news is rents may be pushing upward. Jason’s guest today is the author of the new book, Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets. Nick Sargen is Senior VP and Chief Economist at Fort Washington Investment Advisors. He is a former economist at Morgan Guaranty trust, Salomon Brothers, Prudential Insurance and JP Morgan. He shares his insights about how the markets will react to a Trump presidency.
[1:05] President-elect Trump may lead the US with a pro-business stance.
[4:33] Trump is a spender which could lead to higher interest rates.
[5:45] Nick Sargen worries about Trump’s trade issue.
[9:41] Budget deficits do not mean inflation.
[12:08] Trump will be a pro-growth, real estate president.
[15:00] The market is moving with the belief that all of Trump’s policies will promote growth.
[17:50] Diving into the Global Shocks: An Investment Guide to Turbulent Markets book.
[20:24] How to capitalize on a bubble.
[24:08] Financial institutions have led the way during the current stock market rally.
Fri, 28 April 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Kare Anderson about the nuances of human communication. Kare is an Emmy award winning journalist, reporting for such outlets as NBC, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Huffington Post.
Kare's TED Talk on becoming an opportunity makers has over a million views, she's a co-founder of 9 PACs, and author of such books as Mutuality Matters and Moving From Me to We. She's considered an expert on connective behavior.
[2:32] What does connective behavior mean?
[4:49] Simple ways for people to connect include getting specific sooner, showing warmth before competence, sitting sidle and walking.
[7:33] Create a bigger pie when someone is attacking you.
[8:49] Don't let other people determine your behavior, plan your own course first
[9:27] A connective leader has the most clout.
[12:05] Look for something you like about someone and keep it in mind every time you see that person.
[16:28] How do journalists like Kare Anderson get people to open up and provide a fuller, richer story during an interview?
[19:50] How did the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Diane Sawyer handle their roles during the interview?
[25:44] To have a meaningful and accomplished life means being grounded and truly listening to other people.
“Getting specific sooner means giving the important details first.”
Fri, 21 April 2017
AMA 169 - The American Boomberang: How the World's Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again with Nick Adams
Jason Hartman talks with Nick Adams, founder and Executive Director of FLAG, the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. The two take some time to discuss Nick's bestselling book, The American Boomerang: How the World’s Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again. They also delve into their expectations for Trump's presidency, and Nick explains why he's of the belief that Trump very well might be a great American president for the next 8 years.
[1:51] The American Boomerang details what Nick thinks an American Renaissance needs to actually take place
[3:41] Nick is a proud Trump supporter, and started reading Trump's work when he was 11 and read The Art of the Deal
[7:40] The Tall Poppy Syndrome does not apply in the US.
[12:12] American is considered exceptional in the world culturally, militarily, economicly, and scientifically
[15:31] Consumer confidence needs to improve to ramp up the economy
[16:30] 5 key elements America needs to get an economic boomerang
[20:18] What should we expect in President Trump's 4 years?
Fri, 14 April 2017
AMA 168 - Following Federal Reserve Policy to Improve Your Financial Returns with American College's Dr. Robert Johnson
Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Johnson, President and CEO of the not for profit American College. Dr Johnson has written Invest with the Fed: Maximizing Your Portfolio Performance by Following Federal Reserve Policy, Strategic Value Investing, and the study What to Expect When You’re Electing. The two men investigate market strategies, how one party controlling Congress and the Presidency does to the economy, and how asset classes react to interest rate changes.
[3:08] The reforms the Republican party could bring while controlling two branches of the government
[6:34] Invest with the Fed analyzed how asset and equity classes perform during different interest rate environments.
[9:22] Stock market growth is higher when democratic presidents are serving or when there is political harmony.
[12:00] Long-term perspectives show the economy and the stock market move forward together.
[14:40] The best strategy is a long-term market strategy.
[16:19] Equity real estate investment trusts perform very well during rising rate environments.
[18:14] Will the cost of small business financing go up under a Trump administration?
[21:00] Is this time going to be different?
Fri, 7 April 2017
Jason Hartman talks with James Adams, former Waffle House employee and analyst. His new book, Waffle Street: The Confessions & Rehabilitation of a Financier, tells of his time working on Wall Street during the housing market crash. After exiting the modern version of organized crime that is Wall Street, James got a job at Waffle House. His time there led him to write his book (now movie starring Danny Glover).
James explains the central banking system, the ramifications of printing money, and which major nation the next crisis might wipe out.
[1:25] James' original title for the book
[5:02] While some areas of the book are dramatized, the crisis was on a bigger scale than anyone could imagine.
[6:25] Haphazard underwriting and an improbable US housing decline made many US financial institutions to reassure clients until the crash happened
[9:23] The ripple effects of leverage because of how out of whack rent to home price ratios were
[12:05] James fears the treasury balance sheets of G8 countries could be the cause for another meltdown.
[14:23] Central banks are creating electronic liabilities.
[16:10] What needs to be done to the banks before we can even begin to solve our underlying problems
[21:59] Printing money works until it doesn't
[22:38] Japan has many factors that are working against their long term success
[23:58] Are options on Japanese debt a good idea?
[26:05] The Waffle Street film is trending well on Netflix and is experiencing good distribution.
[27:10] James has another movie and works as a Senior Research Analyst