American Monetary Association

Mary Spio is Chief Visionary & Product Architect at CEEK VR. She started her career as a Deep Space Engineer working with companies such as Boeing Digital Cinema, Intelsat and Aerospace Corp developing technologies that have changed media and communications. Through her ventures she's provided technical guidance and content solutions for over 200 radio stations, Microsoft XBOX, Tribune News Company, Coca Cola, Toyota and much more.

Every once in a while something comes along with the potential to shift the way we do things, as a Digital Cinema pioneer at Boeing, she had the rare opportunity to help create the technology that changed the entire movie distribution paradigm working with Lucas Films, 20th Century Fox and other major studios. From there she pioneered an online video distribution platform that became the defacto standard for many media companies and brands to distribute their content digitally. And now…here she is again building what she believes will be the standard for mixed reality content creation and distribution CEEK.

Mary talks with Jason about where virtual reality is now, where it's going and what it all means for the individual.

Key Takeaways:

[2:28] How quickly technology in the virtual reality world is changing

[4:57] The best VR technology on the market today

[6:31] The difference between virtual and augmented reality

[9:34] Mary describes a virtual reality experience

[12:17] How CEEK has had to meld their new technology with existing file types

[15:35] The consumer readiness of VR technology and how phones might be the first things targeted

[18:05] How Mary got into the VR world

[20:56] The entry cost for VR technology

Website:
www.ceek.com

Direct download: AMA_145_Mary_Spio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EST

JC Watts is a former Congressman from Oklahoma, President of Feed the Children, co-chair of the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa, founder and Chairman of JC Watts Companies and Watts Consulting Group. He's also the author of the new book Dig Deep: 7 Truths for Finding the Strength Within.

In Dig Deep, J.C. Watts offers seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college quarterback to U.S. Congressman. The first black Republican ever elected to a leadership position in Congress, Watts resisted the rat-race of Washington and eventually declined re-election. His seven simple principles are a blueprint for living a fulfilling and meaningful life without falling to the temptations of reckless ambition or indulgence. Dig Deep is a powerful, simple guide that will help readers find the courage and faith to live the best life possible.

Key Takeaways:

[6:13] The need for more tax payers, and how you create that

[10:43] Why adversity can be good for us, as long as we're willing to change

[14:05] Why "we've always done it this way" isn't good enough anymore

[17:00] JC's work with Feed the Children

[19:45] How forgiving can set you free

[23:18] An unfortunate series of events leading up to JC's first elected office that taught him an important lesson in forgiveness

Websites Mentioned:

www.wattsconsultinggroup.com
Dig Deep: 7 Truths to Finding the Strength Within

Direct download: AMA_144_JC_Watts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Henry Olsen is an elections analyst and political essayist who studies conservative politics, both here and abroad. He looks at election returns and poll data to understand why people vote the way they do and how conservative politicians and thinkers can best advance their ideas in the climate they face. Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Prior to that, he was a vice president at the American Enterprise Institute, a vice president at the Manhattan Institute, and president of the Commonwealth Foundation. He has also been a lawyer at the firm currently known as Dechert, a clerk for the Honorable Judge Danny J. Boggs on the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a staffer for the California Assembly Republican Caucus, and an associate at the political consulting firm of Hoffenblum-Mollrich. Olsen graduated with a B.A. in political science from Claremont McKenna College, and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. His new book is called The Four Faces of the Republican Party.

Mr. Olsen has worked in senior executive positions at many center-right think tanks. He most recently served from 2006 to 2013 as Vice President and Director, National Research Initiative, at the American Enterprise Institute. He previously worked as Vice President of Programs at the Manhattan Institute and President of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Key Takeaways:

[4:22] Why more funding hasn't solved our educational systems woes

[9:05] The odd discrepancy of how technology hasn't driven down the cost of college education

[14:32] Examining the Bernie Sanders tax plan

[19:29] The Republican candidates tax plans

[23:39] Why moving to a European style society might hurt the people who are down right now but want to get back on their feet

[25:18] Trump's laughable tax plan

Websites Mentioned:

www.henryolsenpolitics.com

www.twitter.com/henryolseneppc

The Four Faces of the Republican Party

Direct download: AMA_143_Henry_Olsen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan White House political director, is a columnist and contributing editor for The American Spectator. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His work has been published around the country, including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Harrisburg Patriot-News.

He is also the author of the new book "What America Needs: The Case for Trump". Jason and Jeffrey recently talked about if a Trump presidency was actually possible, and, if it was, what it might actually look like.

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] How the media has portrayed Trump and the misportrayals of Trump supporters

[4:11] The dangers of political correctness

[7:46] The condescension of people toward Trump supporters and how Trump and Ronald Reagan have something in common

[9:23] The history of liberal smear tactics

[12:07] How a conservative like Jeffrey ended up a CNN contributor

[13:27] What the average Trump supporter ACTUALLY looks like

[14:54] What draws people to Trump

[15:34] Why the details don't matter

[20:35] The KKK relationship with the Democrats

[21:52] Contrasting what Trump is suggesting doing with the Muslim nationalization process to what FDR did following Pearl Harbor to Japanese, Germans and Italians

[24:25] How Trump reminds Jeffrey of a certain Eddie Murphy character

[27:07] How Trump is using his media savvy to run his campaign on the cheap

[30:51] What a Trump presidentcy might look like

[33:10] The economy that comes from having a tough guy in the Oval Office

Websites Mentioned

What America Needs, The Case For Trump on Amazon

Direct download: AMA_142_Jeffrey_Lord.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Richard C. Wilson is CEO of The Miami Family Office, a $500M AUM single family office. Richard is also the founder of Wilson Holding Company which employs over 30 professionals and produces over $10M a year in revenue through various operating businesses which include Billionaire Family Office and The Family Club, the largest membership-based family office association (FamilyOffices.com), along with holdings in the training, single family office management (SingleFamilyOffices.com), investment conference, search, data research, physical bullion, private equity (PrivatEquity.com), food, and energy industries.

Richard has spoken at over 150 conferences in 17 countries and has the #1 bestselling book in the family office industry, The Single Family Office: Creating, Operating, and Managing the Investments of a Single Family Office.  Richard has his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, his M.B.A. from University of Portland, and has studied master’s level psychology through Harvard’s ALM program while previously residing in Boston.

Key Takeaways:

[2:20] Why you should care about what people worth $20+ million are doing with their money

[4:13] Some important terminology for dealing with family offices

[6:35] Looking back at some of the original family offices and the changes that have taken place since then

[10:49] Why there's a need for family offices

[14:11] How the middle class investor can take the framework of a family office and use it to fit their situation

[16:26] A key strategy you can take from family offices of the ultra-wealthy

[19:24] What sorts of holdings the family offices have

[22:56] Why the US is the haven for the ultra-wealthy

[26:26] Family offices, surprisingly, sometimes even go after distressed markets

[27:38] How you can find a family office to partner with in your deals

Websites Mentioned:

www.familyoffices.com

Direct download: AMA_141_Richard_Wilson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. For 25 years, Dancy has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two.

Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life--from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey--a disruptive, breathtaking journey--into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface.

Key Takeaways:

[3:27] Every major corporation is surveilling you, they just have a different name for it to make it sound better

4:27] Chris tells Jason how he went about starting to collect data on himself and how he decided what to do with it

[7:13] How Chris' background as a Database Analyst led him to be able to collect all his data on himself

[9:07] The one piece of equipment that's already doing tracking for you, whether you know it or not

[10:29] How categorizing your purchases by feeling rather than type can change the way you view your habits

[11:35] Wanting to collect data is good, but data isn't very high on the food chain of your life

[12:28] The internet is turning into the INNERnet

[14:06] What could cause the death of apps

[16:42] As technology improves, we're heading towards devices that can track anything we want, from blood oxygen to reading blood with spectral imaging

[18:29] How marketing could be changed as companies are able to get more and more data about our lives and the one place on Earth that's ALREADY doing this

[20:02] The new world of data collection and surveillance is new and, admittedly, scary

[21:00] Whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the direction we're headed with technology and surveillance

[23:11] What is singularity and how far off it might be

[24:45] The people who are going to be the most important as we move into quantum computing

Websites Mentioned:

www.chrisdancy.com
www.twitter.com/chrisdancy

Tweetables:

[6:32] "there's this interesting relationship about our lives when you experience everything through a connected interface, that you realize there's filtered information that you can benefit from"

[8:03] "We're entering an age very rapidly, in the next 4 years (and I'd say we're already, it's done), where you can't afford to live without the internet"

[18:08] "Disney's probably the most surveilled, convenient, safe space on Earth"

[19:57] "People don't have the ability to not weaponize facts, and we live in a world full of facts and data"

Direct download: AMA_140_Chris_Dancy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42am EST

John G. Taft is CEO of RBC Wealth Management in the U.S. Mr. Taft is responsible for RBC's wealth management growth strategy in the U.S. which consists of helping clients achieve their financial objectives through a full- service wealth management offering (investment management, retirement planning, cash management, credit and lending, insurance trust, estate planning and other solutions); and enhancing the productivity of financial advisors and relationship managers in RBC's Private Client Group, Correspondent Services, Advisor Services and U.S.-based international businesses.

Mr. Taft has worked in financial services since 1981. He has served as Chairman-Elect and Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the leading securities industry trade group representing securities firms, banks and asset managers in the United States. He is an industry thought leader who frequently speaks at government and industry events and who is widely quoted in the media. He is also executive sponsor of the firm's PRIDE group, representing the interests of LGBT employees and clients.

He is the author of “A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism,” for which Mr. Taft gathered more than 20 industry leaders to share their fresh perspectives on creating solutions for positive social outcomes and a sustainable financial future. He is also the author of "Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street," which explores the importance of stewardship as a core principle.

Jason talks with John about the state of the financial services industry today, what it COULD be, and how we can get it there again.


Key Takeaways:

[4:10] Why Wall Street falls into the cycle of corruption at least once every generation

[5:22] If anyone actually goes to work on Wall Street to help people

[6:39] John gives a surprise example of a country whose financial sector is doing what we want ours to do, but with a lot fewer financial institutions

[7:33] Why financial services institutions actually exist (hint: it's not to make money for the share holders)

[8:56] Why the original reasoning for Wall Street is so important, and where you can look today to prove that it's still true

[10:22] The important fact about capitalism that gets lost in the income inequality discussion

[12:37] Real markets vs the expectations market and the importance of keeping them separate

[15:36] Trying to find a solution to the reoccurring financial services industry problems, whether that be more regulation, less regulation, or something out of left field

[18:11] The "Future of Finance" initiative being done by the Charter Financial Analysts to try and bring morality back into the financial services industry

[19:03] Why the term "financial innovation" doesn't have to make you cringe and shield your wallet

[20:48] RBC Wealth Management's views on their belief that we're in a long term secular bull market for equities

Websites Mentioned:

www.cfainstitute.org
Robert Shiller's book - Finance and the Good Society
www.rbcwealthmanagement.com

Direct download: AMA_139_John_Taft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Cheryl Bachelder is the author of the new book "Dare to serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others". Cheryl has served as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. since 2007. Ms. Bachelder has led a remarkable turnaround of the company’s financial results with a compelling strategic roadmap for growth and an inspiring purpose and set of principles. The results – industry leading performance for the franchise owners and the shareholders. Ms. Bachelder has more than 35 years of experience in brand building, operations and public-company management at companies like Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and The Procter & Gamble Company.

At the time of Ms. Bachelder’s 2007 appointment to CEO, Popeyes’ guest visits had been declining for years, restaurant sales and profit trends were negative. The company stock price had dropped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, and relations between the company and its franchise owners were strained. Ms. Bachelder and her team created a workplace where people were treated with respect and dignity yet challenged to perform at the highest level. Silos and self were set aside in favor of collaboration and team play. And the results were measured with rigor and discipline.

By 2014, average restaurant sales were up 25 percent, and profits were up 40 percent. Popeyes’ market share had grown from 14 percent to 21 percent, and the stock price was over $40. In 2012, Ms. Bachelder was recognized as Leader of the Year by the Women’s Foodservice Forum and received the highest industry award, the Silver Plate, for the quick service restaurant sector, presented by the International Food Manufacturer’s Association. She was also recognized as a 2012 Nation’s Restaurant News’ Golden Chain Award recipient.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Why the mom and pop restaurants seem to be fading away and being replaced by franchises

[6:52] How restaurants are starting to implement analytics and technology to get ahead in the marketplace

[10:19] How Popeye's is starting to forecast demand of their customers

[12:20] What a $15 minimum wage would mean to companies like Popeye's

[17:18] How having Louisiana roots has led to Popeye's differentiate from the competitors

Websites Mentioned:

www.cherylbachelder.com
www.daretoserveleaders.com

Direct download: AMA_138_Cheryl_Bachelder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Chris Martenson, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of PeakProsperity.com (along with Adam Taggart). He is also author of the book "Prosper!: How To Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting" As one of the early econobloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar: The Crash Course which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011). It's a popular and extremely well-regarded distillation of the interconnected forces in the Economy, Energy and the Environment (the "Three Es" as Chris calls them) that are shaping the future, one that will be defined by increasing challenges to growth as we have known it.

Key Takeaways:

[4:22] How Brazil's debt and dropping commodity prices are destroying the nation

[8:10] Japan's population peak and what will become of their nation once all the youth leave

[12:21] What would actually happen to our economy if we actually normalized interest rates

[19:26] How exposed banks might be because of their use of derivatives

[24:57] Unsustainable trends that are going to have to stop, but when will the ball drop?

[30:52] Why Chris has been out of the market for a few years and when he'll consider getting back in

[34:00] The coming robotic revolution and how it will reshape our society

[37:12] What's going to happen by 2030 that should really make us consider what we're investing in as a country

[40:35] Why emotional capital is going to be so important moving forward

Website Mentioned:

www.peakprosperity.com

Direct download: AMA_137_Chris_Martenson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Eric is from Detroit, Michigan.  He was politically interested from an early age, and in the late 1960s, he began to follow political developments through magazines and the Wall Street Journal. In 1976, he attended a speech in Detroit by economist Milton Friedman. It happened to be the day that Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

From late 1973 to early 1976, Eric worked running drill presses at Detroit Broach and Machine where he was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 7489. Eric’s direct political activities began in 1976 with a contribution to the Libertarian Party presidential campaign of Roger MacBride. Eric read about the sweeping regulations of campaign activities based on the 1974 Federal Election Campaign Act amendments, which were sold as a response to Watergate.  Their actual intent, and the result, was to handicap challengers and therefore entrench incumbents.  Many aspects of the law were ruled unconstitutional in the 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision, but unfortunately the Supreme Court decided to rewrite the law rather than reject it.

Eric is currently a part of The Wisconsin Club for Growth and Citizens for Self Governance.

Key Takeaways:

[4:07] How governmental resources are being used to shut down political speech

[9:13] The impact of Citizens United and the truth behind it

[14:06] How we can stop the entrenched politicians and impose term limits

[20:31] The monologue vs dialogue media

Websites Mentioned:

www.selfgovern.com

Direct download: AMA_136_Eric_OKeefe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Real estate was not Marshall’s first business avenue. At the age of 14 he started a successful vending business, growing to over 400 machines in 4 years. In college, Marshall ran a lawn-mowing business, servicing over 200 foreclosed home through a government contract with the Veteran’s Administration.

In September of 2014 Marshall Saunders sold his half ownership of RE/MAX Results to his business partner to pursue his interest in community funded real estate. Marshall was a Broker/Owner in RE/MAX Results since October 2008, in which time the company doubled its number of agents and offices and grew to become the largest RE/MAX franchise in the world. Before being Broker/Owner, Marshall was a Sales Executive with RE/MAX Results for 10 years, specializing in investment property, corporate relocation, and transitioning first-time homeowners from renters to buyers.

Key Takeaways

[4:29] How crowdfunding is changing the rules of investing

[8:04] How the Jobs Act changed over 100 years of law and changed everything

[13:13] If crowdfundings growth and use in real esate will push prices higher

[19:02] Why banks might just end up loving clients who use crowdfunding

[21:56] How crowdfunding investments with real estate would look

[24:53] Why banks seem to let homes go into foreclosure rather than helping borrowers


Websites Mentioned:

www.saundersdailey.com

Direct download: AMA_135_Marshall_Saunders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20am EST

John Addison has been engaging and inspiring audiences with his relatable leadership message for more than two decades.  As former Co-CEO of Primerica, John has worked side by side with many of the titans of American business: Art, Williams, Sandy Weill, Jamie Dimon, Bob Lipp, Pete Dawkins, and Joe Plumeri – to name a few. John has a magnetic stage presence and is highly sought after as a public speaker.

Key Takeaways:

[5:31] The biggest competition Primerica faces as they target the middle class workers

[9:23] How complicated your financial future actually needs to be

[14:20] Buying homes and avoiding "ghost houses"

[18:26] How John was able to take Primerica public in the time of no IPOs

[24:58] John's views on the economy today and how the middle class' views of the system are impacting it

[30:51] How reactions to bad events grow the government and how we should maybe look at it instead

[34:58] The challenge to America that no politicians are talking about right now

Websites Mentioned:

www.johnaddisonleadership.com

Direct download: AMA_134_John_Addison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

Tren Griffin is a Senior Director at Microsoft, doing strategy, competitive analysis and business development, with a focus on software platforms and business models. He creates and helps execute "go to market" plans, working closely with the engineering and marketing teams. Before that, he was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm controlled by Craig McCaw with investments in software, communications and other technology industries including Nextel, Nextel Partners and many start-up firms. During some of this time served as an officer of portfolio companies XO Communications (VP Strategy) and Teledesic (VP Business Development).

Tren recently released his new book, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. The book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham’s value-investing system, Munger’s approach is straightforward enough that even novices can apply it to their portfolios. Not simply about stock picking, it's about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

Key Takeaways:

[3:57] What you're looking for as a value investor

[8:42] How FOMO is hurting investors and how value investing avoids it

[13:35] If the corruption on Wall Street is impacting the Munger's and Buffett's of the world

[19:09] If the level of intelligence and activity on Wall Street makes it impossible for the average investor to have an edge

[24:03] Why the Warren Buffett's of the world don't care what the market is doing right now and in the near future

Websites Mentioned:

www.25iq.com
www.twitter.com/trengriffin

Direct download: AMA_133_Tren_Griffin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy.

He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.

Wood remains a leading expert on the elitist Trilateral Commission, their policies and achievements in creating their self-proclaimed “New International Economic Order” which is the essence of Sustainable Development on a global scale.

Key Takeaways:

[5:36] Where Orwell and Huxley fit into technocracy

[10:41] Why sustainability, while it sounds good, is a dangerous road

[15:53] What's solving our problems (hint: it's not government, charities or communism) and externalities

[19:33] What current threats we're facing

[24:41] The quest for immortality

Websites Mentioned:

www.technocracy.news

Direct download: AMA_132_Patrick_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Christopher C. Horner is the author of "Red Hot Lies, How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud & Deception to Keep You Misinformed". He also serves as a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. An attorney in Washington, DC Horner has represented CEI as well as scientists and Members of the U.S. House and Senate on matters of environmental policy in the federal courts and the Supreme Court.

He has been a contributor in the Washington Times, National Review Online and Washington Examiner opinion pages, a guest columnist for United Press International, Energy Tribune and Spain's Actualidad Economica, and regularly contributed to the Brussels legislative news magazine EU Reporter. He has also written in Investor's Business Daily's opinion and the Wall Street Journal's letters pages.

Key Takeaways:

[5:22] England's soaring energy prices and how many seniors are dying each winter due to the inability to heat

[10:01] The belief of environmentalists that people are the scourge of the Earth and what they're missing

[15:37] The media's role in the climate change debate

Website Mentioned:

www.cei.org

Direct download: AMA_131_Chris_Horner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Mark Ford, an American author, entrepreneur, publisher, real estate investor, filmmaker, art collector, and consultant to the direct marketing and publishing industries.

Ford is the author of essays and books on entrepreneurship, wealth-building, economics, and copywriting. He has also written a book of poetry and a book on word use titled Words that Work.

Ford's business writing is published under the pen name Michael Masterson. His books, Automatic Wealth and Ready, Fire, Aim, were recognized on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Best Sellers lists.

Ford is active in real estate development both in the United States and abroad.

Key Takeaways:

[3:07] The history of the financial newsletter

[10:04] Breaking down "Ready, Fire, Aim"

[13:33] His movie making ventures

[17:42] Finding your optimal selling proposition

[23:05] Real estate investing

[28:53] How we let some industries teach us terribly

Websites Mentioned:
www.palmbeachgroup.com

Direct download: AMA_130_Mark_Ford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Jon Lieber, Chief Economist & Policy Research at Thumbtack about the entrepreneurial state of the USA, the sharing economy and more.

Key Takeaways:

[5:01] The ability of entrepreneurs to find ways to improve society that we didn't see we needed

[10:31] What's going on with governmental regulation in the sharing economy

[15:57] Why the sharing economy is helping workers and employers

[20:21] How governments create monopolies

Website Mentioned:

www.thumbtack.com
www.twitter.com/lieber2k

Direct download: AMA_129_Jon_Lieber.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am EST

Jason Hartman talks about the current state of the American economy, stock market and housing market with Megan Greene, Chief Economist of Manulife & John Hancock Asset Management.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] If high frequency traders really bring liquidity

into the market

[10:57] The cure all for our economic inequalities, and

why you'll never see it come to fruition

[13:10] Why we may not want to be relying on housing for

our economic revival

Website Mentioned:

www.johnhancock.com

Direct download: AMA_128_Megan_Greene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Paul Mladjenovic is a CFP, national seminar leader, author and consultant. Since 1981, his specialties have been investing, financial planning and home business issues. Paul has written Stock Investing For Dummies (all four editions), Zero-Cost Marketing, Precious Metals Investing For Dummies, the Job Hunter’s Encyclopedia and the latest book, Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies.

Key Takeaways:

[4:11] How living in a communist country helped him in investing in a capitalist market

[10:41] What he's seeing now that concerns him

[18:07] How you need to do some diversifying in more than just your stocks

[26:27] The $50/month investing plan that will make you much better off in the long term

[30:58] The pension danger

[33:51] If the dollars reign as the reserve currency is in jeopardy

[38:08] Why you should own at least some gold

Website Mentioned:

www.ravingcapitalist.com

Direct download: AMA_127_Paul_Mladjenovic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Alvin Roth, Craig & Susan McGaw Professor of Economics at Stanford and author of "Who Gets What and Why"

Key Takeaways

[5:28] - what aspect of the real estate market surprises him the most

[11:45] - The market of organ donation

[16:24] Repugnant Transactions

[20:51] Government's role in contracts

[24:56] Signals and two kinds of messages we send

Direct download: AMA_126_Alvin_Roth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EST

Jason Hartman talks with John Gaver, editor and publisher of Action America and author of "The Rich Don't Pay Tax! ... or Do They?"

Key Takeaways:

[5:11] What the left is doing that's making people vote with their feet

[11:15] What data to look at that isn't corrupted by politicians and economists

[15:52] Discussing the concerns of a national sales tax

[21:40] Who a flat tax would hurt the most (it's not who you'd think)

Websites Mentioned:

www.therichdontpaytax.com
www.therichdontpaytax.com/calculator

Direct download: AMA_125_John_Gaver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Salvatore Buscemi, author of The Art of the Raise about different deal structures in real estate investments.

Key Takeaways

[5:08] Importance of not investing based on personality

[10:03] What you need to do before you even set foot in a deal

[15:21] How different needs in investors change the investment strategy

[27:05] What Jason thinks nobody ever reads

[35:11] Why you need to know the other investors in the deal

Websites Mentioned

www.artoftheraise.com

Direct download: AMA_124_Salvatore_Buscemi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Jason Hartman discusses 3 different strategies for investing in real estate, what an executive flip is, how to not get caught in the fools game, the difference between an investment and a speculation, the bubble of 2005 with David Wood, from Amplified Living.

Key Takeaways:

[5:30] "I prefer the high end flips because i think the people who are going to buy a million or 2 million dollar house, often lack vision."

[10:07] "If you're buying real estate with a long term vision of having complete financial freedom, then the money coming in you shouldn't be spending."

[21:02] - Everything about real estate investing involves disciplines

[26:57] - "And i find kindness is one of the great methods of negotiation"

Websites Mentioned:

www.amplifiedliving.com

Direct download: AMA_123_David_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Mark Everson is currently a Republican presidential candidate for the 2016 election, as well as the former Red Cross CEO and former Commissioner of the IRS, about the current race and how stands out in a field as large as this.

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:24] I would suggest to you that we've lost this traditional approach to our nation

[9:55] Some of the Republicans would knee jerk, just defend Wall Street. I'm not doing that

[14:49] People tell me stories, people have the insurance but they're not using it!

Direct download: AMA_122_Mark_Everson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Aaron Clarey is the author of 5 books, his most current being Enjoy the Decline of America. He also an economist, running the blog Captain Capitalism. He talks with Jason about the USD status as the world's reserve currency, the current environment of political correctness, how the old economic building block of society is failing us and more.

Key Takeaways:

[6:25] - "pursuing such socialist and parasitic policies are not good at all for any country and should never be repeated again"

[10:15] - "we no longer value a child or the family as the basic building block of the economy"

[15:05] - if you want to nail it down to one thing, it's unfunded liabilities

[22:30] - they don't know that by voting Obama in twice that they have fundamentally shifted the tenor of the United States.

Mentioned in this episode:

CaptainCapitalism.blogspot.com

Direct download: AMA_121_Aaron_Clarey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56am EST

Nathan Jaye is the founder of Ziprz and contributor to the CFA Institute Magazine. In an article, Nathan interviewed Tom Brown, the global head of investment management at KPMG on some of the interesting financial changes we might see in the next decade and a half. Jason invites Nathan on the show to talk about the article he wrote and to discuss why millennials are not a fan of Wall Street. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:40] Nathan talks about the past financial crisis in 2008. 

[4:00] Why do millennials not relate to Wall Street? 

[7:05] Wall Street's business model wants to 'sit down and talk about it' and many millennials who are used to making purchases on the internet do not like that. 

[9:05] Nathan and Jason talk about robo advisers. 

[11:15] Technology will affect the way we traditionally bank.  

[15:45] We're slowly starting to see changes in technology-incorporated clothing.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://ziprz.com/

 

http://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2015/04/28/a-view-to-the-future-changes-in-the-investment-industry/

Direct download: AMA_120_Nathan20_Jaye.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

Salvatore Buscemi is the author of Making the Yield: Real Estate Hard Money Lending Uncovered as well as the Managing Director for Dandrew Partners New York. He talks to Jason Hartman on the subject of finding experienced fund managers, the problems with crowd funding, dealing with inexperienced investors, and much more on today's show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Salvatore talks about his book, Making The Yield: Real Estate Hard Money Lending Uncovered. 

[2:50] You can't take $2,000 from someone and really invest or place that capital meaningfully. 

[9:00] People are going to real estate fund managers who have no experienced and are losing their money. 

[19:45] Real estate crowd funding deals are tricky, because now the developer is dealing with less experienced investors. 

[27:20] You can't make accurate predictions in an era where government and central banks intervene. 

[35:50] People want more control over their investments and rather invest in someone who they have a good relationship with. 

 

[39:30] Ask the hard questions first before you invest. 

Direct download: AMA2011920Salvator20Buscemi20RP20CW20503.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Kirill Storch of Electric Web to talk about some of the interesting developments that's happening in the mobile sector. Kirill tells Jason about how companies are putting smartphones on assembly lines to scan their products more efficiently, companies utilizing innovative tactics to make their internal processes go faster, and more.  

 

Key Takeaways:

1:50 – Most people only think about how smartphones can help businesses from a sales point of view. 

3:20 – The scan feature on the smartphone can now check in with assembly line managers to make sure everything is running smoothly. 

7:10 – Wearable technology will probably change the way we do business. 

10:00 – 10% of all US firms have invested in mobile technology and it's estimated by 2016, 30% of companies will catch on. 

12:40 – The solution to a company's problems might be right there in their pocket

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

ElectricWebMarketing.com

Direct download: AMA2011820Kirill20Storch.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:56am EST

John Rubina is a second time guest and sits down with Jason to talk about the economy and the huge money bubble that's happening right now. John is the author of Money Bubble: What to Do When It Pops and he talks a little bit about his book on the show. John and Jason sit down to talk about Switzerland's economy, what's happening with China, and much more on today's AMA show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:00 – Germany is currently paying negative interest rates on bonds. How is that possible? 

5:15 – So many people want to open banks in Switzerland that the Swiss are telling customers that they have to pay them instead of vice verse. 

10:05 – Governments are keeping negative interest rates in order to stop a financial collapse. 

19:30 – If you add up all the debt in the US right now, it comes out to about $2 million per family. 

25:45 – The US can use their military power to get what they want, but at the end of the day there's no reason why China and India need US dollars to trade. 

32:15 – Since the 2008 crash, the world has taken on 57 trillions in new debt.

36:10 – Jason and John talk about the benefits of owning property. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

I Like Local

Car2Go

http://www.businessinsider.com/housing-recovery-about-renters-2015-3

DollarCollapse.com 

The Oil Card by Jim Norman

Direct download: AMA2011720RP20John20Rubino.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Jay Sidhu is the CEO of Customers Bank and his bank has just come out with a new digital banking service called Mobile Bank that can be done right from your smartphone. Jason Hartman is interested in learning more about Mobile Bank and talks to Jay about how America's banking system is riddled with inefficiencies, Bitcoin, and more on today's show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

1:40 – Customers Bank is a business bank and Bank Mobile is a consumer bank. 

5:20 – What's the difference between Bank Mobile and Allied Bank? Jay explains. 

8:45 – Jay shares his thoughts on Bitcoin. 

15:40 – Jay believes the FDIC definitely has the money to pay in case a crisis happens. 

22:10 – Uber is great because there's finally some competition in the taxi monopoly and the same thing needs to happen in banking. 

24:00 – How does Mobile Bank make money if they have no fees? Jay explains. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

BankMobile.com

Direct download: AMA2011620Jay20Sidhu.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Patrick Cox on to the AMA show to talk about the Apple watch, stem cell technology, and why the FDA is holding back on amazing advances in the scientific and medical community. Patrick Cox specializes in the field of transformational technology and has worked closely with scientists all over the world. You can visit Patrick at PatrickCoxDNA.com to see him experimenting on himself and creating brand new muscle tissue. 

 

Key Takeaways:

4:10 – There's a lot of scientific advances going on, but the media has always been bad at reporting science. 

9:40 – Right now there are drugs that can cure common life-threatening diseases, but the government takes a long time to approve them. 

15:10 – The FDA banned a natural product that reduced inflammation and one of Patrick's friends had a stroke because he couldn't take the plant anymore. 

22:30 – If the FDA is the problem, what are other countries doing in the regenerative field? 

26:00 – Patrick gives his opinion about the Apple watch. 

28:00 – Big technology companies are supporting medical companies, which can help with a lot of roadblocks the medical/science community is currently experiencing

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.patrickcoxdna.com/

https://www.mauldineconomics.com/

 

Direct download: AMA2011520Patrick20Cox.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Richard Proteau is the author of Unraveling The Universal Life Scam (The Shorter Truth) and talks to Jason today on the show about universal life insurance and why it's almost always a bad investment (unless you're extremely wealthy). Richard talks about some of the differences between US life insurance and Canadian life insurance, does a break down on premiums, and more on today's AMA episode. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:30 – Richard explains the various types of life insurance you can have.

6:10 – There's always a state versus federal regulations war going on in the US.  

10:30 – Richard explains what 108 is and talks about universal life premiums. 

18:00 – Insurance companies are influenced in creating the best contract possible, but what's on paper may not actually be what's reality. 

22:40 – MERs, management expense ratios, are not shown on the contract and can fool the consumer into thinking they have a better deal than they really do. 

26:45 – Richard says buy insurance for the right reason. Jason and Richard both agree that insurance is not a good investment. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Unraveling The Universal Life Scam (The Shorter Truth) by Richard Proteau

http://www.consumerights.ca/

 

Direct download: AMA2011420Richard20Proteau.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Jason invites Jeffrey Tucker on to the AMA show to talk about the peer to peer economy as well as Bitcoin. Jeffrey is the CLO and founder of Liberty.me and he is also the Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education. On the show, Jeffrey talks about his book Bit by Bit, the up and coming peer to peer world, and much more. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:20 – Jeffrey explains what peer to peer means. 

5:20 – Jason talks about how the Cuban people make extra money by serving food to tourists in their own homes. 

12:40 – There are a lot of costs associated with regulation and that hurts the economy further. 

15:45 – Plane tickets are roughly the same price from 25 years ago. 

25:00 – Bitcoin is relatively private as long as your public address isn't attached to it. 

30:20 – Top-down planning is slowly beginning to erode. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Fee.org

http://tucker.liberty.me/

Bit by Bit by Jeffrey Tucker

Kitchensurfing

Eatwith

Blue Apron

Munchery

TaskRabbit

Fiver

Uber

Lyft

Direct download: AMA2011320jeffrey20Tucker.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 9:43pm EST

Mike Lingenheld appears on the AMA show today to talk about what's happening in the oil industry. He talks to Jason Hartman about different gold ratios and that there are gold/oil correlations to economic crises. Mike and Jason also do a deep dive and talk about the European economy as well as the dollar being the reserve currency. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:10 – What's happening with oil right now? 

5:00 – Saudi Arabia isn't hurting economically due to their vast savings from the oil industry. 

8:15 – Gold and silver does an accurate job in reflecting current inflation. 

12:30 – Whenever the gold and crude ratio goes above 20, there seems to be an economic crisis. 

15:30 – Mike thinks the US dollar will be the reserve currency for the next 15 years, at least. 

18:40 – If Greece wanted to exist, it wouldn't be the end of the world. 

20:45 – If Spain were to exist, there would be problems. Mike explains why. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellingenheld/2015/01/21/texas-saudi-arabia-and-the-collapse-of-oil/

http://cupandhandlemacro.com/

Direct download: AMA2011220Mike20Lingenheld.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

Jason welcomes Linda P. Jones to the show. Linda is a podcaster and financial expert who teaches others how to have a wealthy mindset and how to build wealth the right way. She became a multimillionaire by the age of 39 and talks to Jason about her stock market background, six steps to building wealth, and where the US dollar is going. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:30 – Linda realized early on that mutual funds weren't going to make her rich. 

4:30 – People who are overly cheap or frugal do not have a wealthy mindset. 

9:30 – Linda shares her story on how she made money in stocks. 

14:20 – Even if you have a full-time job, having a side hustle is a great way to begin creating wealth. 

16:45 – About every 8.5 years the US sees a financial cycle. 

20:50 – Linda is a big fan of gold and silver and she explains why they're a great investment. 

 25:10 – The only reason the US has so much power is because they have a monopoly on money. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Money Love by Jerry Gillies

 http://www.lindapjones.com/

Direct download: AMA2011120Linda20P.20Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Jeff Desjardins on to the American Monetary Association podcast today to talk about the neat infographics Jeff's company produces. Jeff is the president of Visual Capitalist and many of his infographics have been featured on Ink Magazine, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets. Jason and Jeff talk about Visual Capitalist, Bitcoin, and more on today's episode. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Jeff explains what Visual Capitalist is. 

5:45 – The infographics that Jeff's company produces are usually based on complex topics people have a hard time grasping. 

8:30 – Advertising with Visual Capitalist is more cost effective than on more main stream media websites. 

10:40 – Jeff talks about his favorite infographic that he and his team worked on. 

14:50 – Jason and Jeff talk about Bitcoin in this segment. 

15:45 – Jeff explains the hype cycle in technologies. 

19:55 – Jason would love to be wrong about Bitcoin, but you simply can't invest in it just yet. 

21:00 – A lot of people learn best visually, so Jeff would like to produce more content for them in the future. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/

Direct download: AMA2011020Jeff20Desjardins.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Ahu Yildirmaz is the Head of the ADP Research Institute. She has some great insight about the workforce market and gives the audience a sense of where the job growth is really happening in the United States and why. Ahu talks about how there's a lot of growth happening in both the South and West regions in the United States. Ahu also tells the audience that there is a gender gap between male and female hiring rates and explains why this might be on today's show with Jason Hartman. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Ahu talks about where she gets her data from in the employment reports that ADP produces. 

5:25 – Are people working more full-time or part-time hours? Ahu breaks it down. 

9:00 – Northeast and Midwest are lagging in terms of job growth. 

12:45 – Texas is doing exceptionally well right now. 

14:45 – Job growth is happening a lot faster for men than for women. 

16:15 – Why is there a gender gap? Ahu and Jason give their opinions on the matter. 

20:25 – When the economy is not good, employers are looking for people with experience so they don't have to spend resources on training new arrivals. 

22:45 – Ahu thinks robotic technology will be good for the job market. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

ADP.com

Direct download: AMA2010920Ahu20Yildirmaz.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Dr. Windsor Holden is the Head of Consultancy & Forecasting with Juniper Research. He has written over 40 full-length reports while working with Juniper Research and he talks about one of his pieces, Mobile Commerce Markets, with Jason on the show today. Jason and Windsor talk about the future of mobile payments, Bitcoin, and how people can look forward to securer online transactions. 

 

Key Takeaways:

1:45 – What's the latest on mobile commerce? 

4:30 – Windsor explains what host card emulation is and why it's better. 

6:20 – The involvement of Apple and Apple pay means that the mobile commerce industry will be improving a lot faster. 

9:00 – Bitcoin has many hurdles to over come before it can be adopted by the mass market. 

11:00 – Bitcoin fluctuates more than gold or any other currency. 

12:30 – Windsor predicts that we will see a lot more tokenization in the future and less third party 

interactions. 

14:00 – Windsor gives out his website and how you can get his latest report on the mobile commerce market. 

16:10 – Mobile commerce and paying online will be much more simple, secure, and user friendly in the future.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.juniperresearch.com/viewauthor.php?author=62

Direct download: AMA20108.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Dr. David E. Goldberg is a professor, writer, and a civil engineer. David has written several books on the topics of engineering and algorithms. Some of these books include The Design of Innovation, Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization, and Machine Learning, and, his latest book, A Whole New Engineer. Jason sits down with David to pick his brains on the latest in AI technology, why there's a decline in engineers, and we also get to find out a little bit more about David's most recent book. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:10 – David jumps right in and talks about AI, Artificial Intelligence, technology. 

5:20 – To design a kidney by human hands is impractical, but nature has been able to create one for the past 3.5 billion years and more. 

9:15 – As better or new technologies arise, so will the ethical questions. 

12:45 – What's happening in engineering education right now? 

15:40 – Engineers were seen as heroes and that view reached its apex around World War one and two.

17:55 – Roughly speaking, 6.9 billion of us owe our existence to technology since our agriculture days.

20:30 – It's not just in the US where engineers feel unwanted; it's happening in Asia too. 

24:10 – Closing thoughts? Students who feel trusted end up doing the most innovative things. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

The visible hand by Alfred Chandler

http://bigbeacon.org/

http://www.amazon.com/David-E.-Goldberg/e/B000APHEJU

Direct download: AMA2010720Dr20David20E.20Goldberg.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

Ashlea Ebeling appears as Jason's AMA guest. She is a Forbes editor and talks about the different estate taxes you might face all across the United States. She also touches on federal and income tax on the show. She tells the audience every year she develops an interactive map on Forbes of where you should not die in the United States that you can check out in the show links. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:50 – How does New York's state tax have a 164% marginal tax rate? 

7:20 – Can you avoid estate taxes? Ashlea breaks down four way you can do this. 

11:30 – You have to be careful of inheritance taxes and need to look carefully into that before you give your properties away. 

14:20 – Ashlea likes the idea of Roth IRA. Jason thinks there's nothing stopping the government from changing the rules. 

18:10 – There are a lot of new tax rules and regulations happening for 2015 that people need to be aware of. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.businessinsider.com/bond-market-panic-phase-of-financial-crisis-2015-1

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2014/09/11/where-not-to-die-in-2015/

http://taxfoundation.org/

https://twitter.com/ashleaebeling

Direct download: AMA_106_RP20from20CW20463.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

David Porter is a long time client of Jason Hartman's real estate company. He has been working closely with Jason's team since 2009 and has made several investments in both Indianapolis and Arizona. He catches up with Jason about how he is doing with some of his properties, talks about why the Indianapolis market is so great, China's economy, the future of shipping, and more on this week's episode of AMA. 

 

Key Takeaways:

3:10 – David first bought his Indianapolis property in 2009.  

8:40 – David talks a little bit about his background. 

17:10 – You're more in control with real estate investing than you are with stocks. 

22:15 – Take advantage of your ability to borrow and invest it in a conservative way. 

24:25 – David has since an increase in retail shipments this year. 

28:45 – Will China be stronger than the US's economy? 

33:15 – Jason and David think the United States can stretch out their debt problem for a while.  

41:50 – 3D printing, glowing trees, and more. Jason talks technology. 

49:30 – David wants to buy homes he can see himself or his children living in one day. 

53:50 – David has experienced a 700k appreciation since he started in 2004.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Abundance by Peter Diamandis

Makers by Chris Anderson

Khan Academy

David Porter's first interview - http://www.jasonhartman.com/89-%E2%80%93-the-%E2%80%9Cfree-lunch%E2%80%9D-metric-what-it-tells-about-income-property-%E2%80%93-an-impromptu-discussion/

Direct download: AMA_105.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Todd Moss is the chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. His work focuses on U.S and Africa relations and financial issues that sub-Saharan Africa is facing. He is also an author and has written several books with his most recent one, The Golden Hour, being a national bestseller. He talks to Jason about Africa, the economy, and why it matters. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:50 – 7 out of 10 of the fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. 

6:10 – We are seeing Africans transition from being very, very poor to becoming middle class. 

9:25 – There's a lot more foreign investment in Africa and the countries that were very badly managed in the 70-80s are now being managed much better. 

11:30 – Will outsourcing and manufacturing move to Africa? Todd explains in this segment. 

13:50 – A lot of Africans speak English as their native language and the second largest language is French. 

16:25 – Is there a strong Al Qaeda presence in Africa? 

22:15 – Todd talks about his latest book, The Golden Hour. 

24:30 – Africa is changing very rapidly and Todd hopes more people will look at Africa as a place to vacation to in the future. 

 

Mentioned In Episode:

Abundance by Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis 

http://toddmossbooks.com/

Direct download: AMA_104_Todd_Moss.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

In today’s American Monetary Association Show, Jason Hartman invites Jerry Robinson, author of Bankruptcy in Our Nation, to the show to share his views about what bankruptcy would look like. They discuss a variety of topics and consider frankly just how bleak America’s future could look. Robinson also gives his opinion on the impact of America’s international relations, as well as posing the interesting notion that we can see the path of America’s future by looking at the past of the rest of the world.

 

Key Takeaways

02.44 – Jerry Robinson’s Bankruptcy of Our Nation deals with facets of the economic crisis such as what happened, why it happened and what we thought would happen.

05.03 – In a number of ways, the 2014 picture we draw now looks very similar to the state of the world in 1914.

13.54 – No-one does anything for nothing. A closer look at the incentives can provide a lot of insight.

19.58 – The psychological impact of the economy is already taking an effect. People now expect prices and values to go up, and are surprised if they don’t.

26.14 – Maybe we need to reassess our definition of evil to better match today’s global situation.

30.09 – If the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia changes, it could change the entire balance of power in the Middle East.

32.09 – Exports are always going to be vital, and we need to consider the impact if the US becomes energy-independent.

39.53 – International threats, and especially those involving cyber-attacks, must be taken seriously. Even if you’re living in a city, know the precautions you can take.

44.03 – Find out about Jerry Robinson’s Five Levels of Financial Freedom at www.FTMDaily.com/fivelevels. 

01.00.02 – With mortgage debt, as an investor you don’t even need to pay this off yourself – your tenants pay it off for you.

 

Mentioned in this episode

Bankruptcy of our Nation by Jerry Robinson

Direct download: AMA_103_Jerry_Robinson_Bankruptcy_Of_Our_Nation.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Tim Carney, author of The Big Rip-Off and Obamanomics and writer for the Washington Examiner to come on the show and give his thoughts about the huge and potentially irreversible impact that big business and big Government are having on America. They also discuss topics such as human rights to information and what you say when Goldman Sachs offers you a position.

 

Key Takeaways

05.55 – Tim Carney provides some examples where regulation seems to have an alternate outcome to what was hoped.

10.50 – A look at the options of how we can possibly dislodge the power of big business and government. 

11.57 – Politics and the economy are starting to work together because fewer people are now gaining from a specific policy.

14.28 – Government agencies don’t even have to worry about subtlety; if they want you they’ll do what they can to get you.

16.16 – Why is it that they can spy on us and we get no information about Government actions, even when they affect us?

17.53 - Big business benefits from and lobbies for big Government to the detriment of the consumer, the competitor and the tax payer. 

20.23 – Technology could be our undoing or it could be our liberation. We’ll have to wait and see.

22.36 – To read Tim’s articles, head to www.WashingtonExaminer.com and his Fellowship is with the American Enterprise Institute: www.AEI.org 

 

Mentioned in this episode

The Big Rip-Off by Tim Carney

Obamanomics by Tim Carney

www.AEI.org

www.WashingtonExaminer.com

Direct download: AMA_102_Tim_Carney.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:32am EST

Inspired by an article from Business Insider, Jason Hartman invites Dan Egan of Betterment onto the show to expand upon the idea of market timing. While much of the focus is on Wall Street and how market timing works in the stock market, a lot of these ideas can be applied to real estate investing. They also discuss topics such as long- and short-term capital gain, high-frequency trading and how happy we are with our own achievements in absolute terms. 

 

Key Takeaways

02.33 – Stock trading investments are all about assessing long and short-term achievements. Remember that the government views capital gain in terms of short or long-term. 

04.03 – Dan Egan describes the ‘bid ask spread’, an economic term for the costs you never see a bill for.

07.20 – High-frequency trading might not be everything it’s cracked up to be. You have to compare the situations of the big traders with average Joe’s actions.

13.30 – Personal satisfaction is hugely important, but it’s always competing with our comparisons to the people around us.

15.20 – For more information about Dan Egan and his company, head to www.Betterment.com

15.28 – Jason Hartman discusses some of the various viewpoints on the inflation/deflation argument.

 

Mentioned in this episode

www.Betterment.com

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Direct download: AMA_101_Dan_Egan_Market_Timing.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Christine Hassler is a Gen Y and millennial expert. She believe millennials have the highest expectations and are often hit hardest when they face reality and realize it's not as easy as it looks. She talks to Jason about how to manage your expectations better, why she loves millennials, and a little bit about her latest book entitled Expectation Hangover. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

3:15 – Christine talks a little bit about her book, Expectation Hangover, and who it is meant for. 

6:10 – Christine says millennials are hard working employees. They learn quickly and think outside the box. 

10:15 – You need to have a break up in order to grow. A break up leads to a break down, which actually then leads to a break through. 

13:00 – Take a brief pause in your life to accept the on-rush of feelings you might have, once you've done that, then you can work on releasing them. 

16:00 – Christine believes millennials will find a better solution for our current broken school system. 

19:10 – Don't base your happiness and self-worth on the result of your goal. If you fail, it will take you longer to bring yourself back up. Have goals, but distance yourself emotionally from them. 

20:50 – Christine wants you to optimistic, but she also doesn't want you to let yourself down for putting too much emotion in that optimism. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://jasonhartmanfoundation.org/

http://youngwealth.com/

http://christinehassler.com/book-landing-page/

http://christinehassler.com/

Direct download: AMA_100_Christine_Hassler_Expectation_Hangover.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

Lawrence Cunningham has written dozens of books including the Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values, which Amazon called “a hot new title”. He has also written books such as the AIG story as well as The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America. Lawrence loves to teach, read, write, and spend time with his family. He comes on to the show today to talk with Jason about his latest book, Berkshire Beyond Buffett, and share some insights into why Warren Buffett is an incredibly successful man. 

 

Key Takeaways:

3:11 – Lawrence says if you sell a product that's useful to your customer, you'll develop a returning customer. It's just a better business model than selling products no one wants. 

7:30 – It turns out Warren Buffett got his values from Tom Murphy. 

11:40 – When Lawrence interviewed CEOs for his book, there was a common theme among them – they trusted their staff and didn't try to control everything. 

14:45 – What are some of the myths about Buffett? Lawrence explains in this segment. 

17:00 – Will Warren Buffett ever retire? 

20:00 – Buffett's greatest achievement is that he has built a company that will outlast him when he leaves the company. 

22:45 – Jason asked if Buffett's investments in wind and solar are a good idea and Lawrence think it is. 

24:30 – Lawrence is excited for his upcoming Berkshire Beyond Buffett book tour.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://berkshirebeyondbuffett.com/


Jeff Macke is the host of Breakout on Yahoo Finance and was an original cast member of CNBC's Fast Money. He is also the author of Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse, which he talks a little bit about on today's show. In this episode, you'll find Jeff and Jason addressing some Doomsday theories as well as talk about inflation and deflation in currency. 

 

Key Takeaways:

4:50 – Jason is staying at hotels for half of the price because he's been using services like Hotwire.com. 

8:30 – People are having a hard time finding jobs. Investment bankers are becoming Uber drivers just to make some money.  

11:45 – Jeff believes there are plenty of jobs available, just not jobs people want. Jeff says if you get a job you don't want now, it'll help provide you some money and help you work towards something you are passionate about. 

13:00 – Jason is exciting about robotic technology and the self-driving car.

17:30 – Jeff is still nervous about the stock market. The stock market is doing better now, but it's still pretty unstable. 

19:52 – Jeff is not sure if we're going to see a huge inflation in our money, but at the same time he doesn't see how the deflation outcome would work too. 

22:00 – Jason believes it's important to prepare your money for both inflation/deflation scenarios. He explains how to do that in this segment.  

24:30 - Never forget that economics is a social science 

 

Mentioned in this episode

Clash of the Financial Pundits by Jeff Macke

www.Hotwire.com

www.Priceline.com

www.Lyft.com

www.Uber.com

 

Direct download: AMA_98_Jeff_Macke_Yahoo_Finance.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Patrick Cox produces unbiased and independent research in the field of transformational technology. He has worked closely with Nobel Prize-winning scientists and economists along with having over 200 of his editorials appear on the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more. Patrick shares some insider science to Jason and his audience today and also talks about some very interesting medical advancements the media fails to report on. 

 

Key Takeaways:

4:35 – Conviction and convenience do not live together, so you have to separate yourself from convenience. 

7:10 – If you have plans to do great things, you are bound to find some resistance from your friends and family. 

10:00 – You can't get more in life until you are grateful for what you have today. 

14:00 – Birmingham property tour is coming up and Meet the Masters event is coming up in January. 

18:00 – There's a lot of exciting things going on in science, but you wouldn't know that because the media is very poor at reporting science. 

20:10 – Social security is under estimating our life spans. In reality, people will be living a lot longer. 

24:30 – The government is obsessed with not putting out a drug that may have side effects, which Patrick believes is absurd when so many lives are at stake. A possible cure with side effects is better than no cure when people are dying.  

27:00 – The FDA has not adapted to the new model of how personalized medicine works. 

30:10 – Scientists did tests on a chemical compound called anatabine and found it be the most effective anti-inflammatory agent ever discovered.  

34:00 – There are a number of ways you can rejuvenate the heart muscles when they've been damaged. We thought for a long time that these could not be repaired at all. 

39:00 – The Japanese are leading in rejuvenation medicine because they understand their citizens are getting older and fewer Japanese are being born.  

42:15 – We have the tech crowd pushing against the roadblocks that cutting-edge medicine is facing. 

 

 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.jasonhartman.com/

http://www.patrickcoxdna.com/

 

https://www.mauldineconomics.com/

Direct download: AMA_97_Patric_Cox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

Senate Libertarian candidate, Sean Haugh, features as Jason’s guest on today’s American Monetary Association Show. Together, they discuss the viability of war, the need for America to prove itself as a haven of free trade and prosperity and some of the most important points forming the basis of Haugh’s upcoming campaign. 

 

Takeaways

 

02.06 – Surely we can’t go to war with anybody unless we have a direct congressional authorization?

07.55 – If we can reinstate America as a country of free trade and prosperity, we can give other countries reasons to work with us, not against us.

16.45 – With everything going on in the world, one of the most important things for us to do is work on empowering women. 

23.20 – Being a Senator in the United States isn’t about having all of the answers – it’s about clearing the restrictions for the experts that do have the answers.

 

26.28 – Find out more about Sean Haugh by heading to www.SeanHaugh.com, Twitter: @EmperorSean or Facebook searching Haugh for Senate. You can also find his YouTube channel by just searching his name.

Direct download: AMA_96_Sean_Haugh_Senate_Libertarian.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

The impact of technology and the future of development plays a big part in today’s Creating Wealth Show. Jason Hartman invites Consuelo Mack of WealthTrack to give her thoughts about China’s current state, the importance of a diverse investment portfolio and where technology will lead us in 15 years’ time.

 

Takeaways

 

01.53 – If the New World Order really is the Old World Order, it means huge implications for America.

06.55 – It is the US consumer that drives the economy – this means a strong, independent economy, regardless of the state of the rest of the world.

10.10 – China’s family policies will be their own downfall because in 10-15 years, there will be a huge demographic hole.

14.40 – Who knows where the latest innovations of 3D printing and the self-driving car could lead us?

18.35 – An investment portfolio needs a good level of diversification and well-managed real estate investment could make all the difference.

23.13 – Alternative investments are looking like an interesting option, but we still need to clarify all the details.

 

24.40 – For archived interviews and more information, head to www.WealthTrack.com

Direct download: AMA_95_Consuelo_Mack_Host_of_WealthTrack_on_PBS.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

Bill Cheney of John Hancock Financial guest stars on the American Monetary Association show today to talk about economics. Bill has been a chief economist for the company John Hancock well over the past 27 years and talks a little bit about his experience and where he sees the financial market in the future. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:30 – The current unemployment rate is understated because many people have their own solo-gigs or unsteady work. 

9:25 – What Bill is seeing in his surveys are that people are more likely to invest and feel less concerned about today's market.

12:58 – The stock market is not overvalued as long as company profits keep growing.

15:20 – Bill feels we are not a healthy economy yet, but we are a healing one. 

21:00 – Over the years people have been able to buy more stuff, which is why inflation has been adjusted accordingly. 

24:00 – The CPI is the best way to measure how much our lives have improved over the years.  

 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://americanmonetaryassociation.org/

http://jasonhartmanfoundation.org/

www.johnhancock.com/ 

 

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Direct download: AMA_94_Bill_Cheney_of_John_Hancock_Financial.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 9:31am EST

In the today’s American Monetary Association Show, Jason Hartman speaks to author and former Department of Justice attorney, Sidney Powell. Together, they dive into some of the most scandalous and outrageous cases which have based through the Department of Justice in recent decades. Step-by-step, they overview several of the cases featured in Powell’s book Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice and consider the true state of our society.

 

Takeaways

01.30 – Sidney Powell’s book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, deals with some of the most scandalous and historic events to come out of the United States’ Department of Justice.

9.50 – Within the Merrill Lynch case, it got to the point where favourable statements were hidden for six years while four Merrill Lynch executives were sent to prison without even a listed criminal offence.

13.30 – Sometimes there are two sides to a story and you need to dig a little deeper to find out what really happened.

17.25 – You have to question when a judge says he’s never had such a fine person before him for sentencing, and then passes a sentence.

20.50 – www.pogo.org (Project on Government Oversight) has identified over 400 instances of misconduct by prosecutors in the last decade.

22.30 – Despite having a criminal conviction against his name a few days before the re-election, Ted Stevens only lost his place on the Senate by a few votes.

28.15 – The Bar associations are less than useless in these situations because they just give the same response.

32.30 – Judge Sullivan is turning around the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS and doing his best to achieve a just result.

34.40 – There are too many aspects of the IRS case that just seem conveniently timed for it to be believable.

35.10 – Many of Sidney’s articles about these issues can be found at www.Observer.com

37.10 – If the IRS is being used to target political opponents, who gave that order?

39.15 – Information about the book and how to purchase it can be found at www.LicensedtoLie.com. Tweet Sidney using the handle @SidneyPowell1 and be sure to ‘like’ Licensed to Lie on Facebook.

 

Direct download: AMA_93_Sidney_Powell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Today’s American Monetary Association program features the founder and editor of Stray Reflections, Jawad Mian, as a guest. He and host, Jason Hartman discuss the current and potential state of Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates before moving on to consider some of the biggest consumer investment issues facing today’s society and looking at the future of bitcoin.

                      

 

Key Takeaways

 

05.00 – A lot of the developments and changes happening to Dubai are to provide the desired lifestyle for the growing expatriate community there.

08.00 – Each of the Emirates in the UAE has different societal structures which lead to a different overall feeling of the country.

15.00 – Tourism remains one of the largest and most profitable industries in the Middle East.

17.20 – Transportation and particularly transportation of goods or consumer items is one of the biggest draws in oil reserves.

18.30 – In some ways, bit-coin seems attractive as an alternative currency, but the FBI and the IRS’s insistence that it is taxable property definitely alters some people’s view of it.

22.00 – The volatility of bitcoin as a prospective currency makes it particularly unattractive to merchants.

25.30 – The alleged main aim of bitcoin is to have an economy free from the government, but in the event of any incidents occurring, the only way they could get out from it is with government assistance.

27.10 – For more information about investing strategies and themes, head to www.stray-reflections.com

Direct download: AMA_92_Jawad_D_Mian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EST

J.D. Hayworth is a former Arizona Republican Congressman and host of "America's Forum" on Newxmax TV.

 

Hayworth discusses why Bill Clinton's Presidency so corrupt and what this corruption means for Hillary's bid in 2016.

 

Hayworth contested John McCain and did not win in 2010. He explains the biggest issues he had with McCain. 

 

Hayworth finally shares how he went from sports broadcaster to politician.

 

J.D. Hayworth was a Representative from Arizona. Born in Highpoint, Guilford County, N.C., July 12, 1958, he graduated from High Point Central High School, Highpoint, N.C. and earned a B.A. from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He's a former television and radio journalist, before being elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2007). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006. 

 

 

Direct download: AMA_91_-_Americas_Forum_with_J.D._Hayworth.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

Sam Carpenter author of, "Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less." He joins the show to discuss how can people make more money by working less.

 

With a background in engineering, publishing, journalism and telecommunications, Sam is author of the book, "Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less," (2009, Greenleaf Book Group, www.workthesystem.com). He is also CEO and majority owner of Centratel (www.centratel.com), a national telephone answering service that he has operated for 28 years. Sam is founder and director of Kashmir Family Aid, a 501C3 non-profit aiding surviving school children of the Northern Pakistan and Azad Kashmir earthquake of October 2005 (www.kashmirfamily.org).  

 

Outside interests include mountaineering, skiing, cycling, reading, traveling. "Work the System" won the prestigious "Best Non-fiction" award at the New York Book Festival. The book is now in its third edition. Sam also owns a consulting firm and distributes an on-line product, The Work the System Academy (www.workthesystemacademy.com) Originally from upstate New York he lives in Bend, Oregon and Seattle, Washington with his wife Linda.

 

Get "Work the System" at www.workthesystem.com

 

Visit the Work The System Academy at www.workthesystemacademy.com.

 
Direct download: AMA_90_-_Work_the_System_with_Sam_Carpenter.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

David Morgan is Publisher of The Morgan Report. He joins the show to discuss what's next for gold and silver after the FOMC's latest announcement and the news in Iraq. 

 

In the interview, Morgan shares whether investors should trust this metals rally. He explains why silver is a better currency and more ubiquitous than gold. 

 

Morgan then discusses how levered banks are and if financial institutions have learned anything from the 2008 crisis.

 

Seduced by silver at the tender age of 11, David Morgan started investing in the stock market while still a teenager. A precious metals aficionado armed with degrees in finance and economics as well as engineering, he created the Silver-Investor.com website and originated The Morgan Report, a monthly that covers economic news, overall financial health of the global economy, currency problems ahead and reasons for investing in precious metals.  

 

David considers himself a big-picture macroeconomist whose main job as education—educating people about honest money and the benefits of a sound financial system—and his second job as teaching people to be patient and have conviction in their investment holdings. A dynamic, much-in-demand speaker all over the globe, David’s educational mission also makes him a prolific author having penned "Get the Skinny on Silver Investing" available as an e-book or through Amazon.com. As publisher of The Morgan Report, he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, and BNN in Canada. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Futures Magazine, The Gold Report and numerous other publications. Additionally, he provides the public a tremendous amount of information by radio and writes often in the public domain.

 

Find out more about David Morgan and his work at www.silver-investor.com.

Direct download: AMA_89_-_The_Truth_about_Gold_and_Silver_with_David_Morgan.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

Matthew J. McGrath is the President and CEO of Optimize Capital Markets. He joins the show to discuss institutional crowdfunding and how the JOBS Act infringes on investors' protections rights.  

 

Optimize Capital Markets is Canada’s first and longest running internet-based institutional crowdfunding company. The company operates optimizecapitalmarkets.com, an online website where businesses can request to get financing from potential accredited investors and institutions. 

 

Optimize Capital Markets was founded in September 2009 by Matthew McGrath, a former vice-president of private client services at the Royal Bank of Canada. 

 

Visit Optimize Capital Markets at www.optimizecapitalmarkets.com.

Direct download: AMA_88_-_Crowdfunding_with_Matthew_McGrath.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Charles Goyette is the Host of "Ron Paul's America" radio show. He joins the podcast to give his dramatic solution to prevent the coming financial ruin. 

 

Goyette believes the longstanding practice of crony capitalism strangles our economy. He thinks we need to reign in overseas spending and end American interventionism. 

 

Goyette then explains whether it is fair for younger people to subsidize older people.

 

New York Times bestselling author Charles Goyette spent many years as an award-winning and popular Phoenix radio personality. Admired for his "Fearless Talk Radio," Charles was named Best Phoenix Talk Show Host by the New Times. Because of his insistence on holding all poiticians - regardless of party - accountable to the same strict standards, Charles was widely known as “America’s Most Independent Talk Show Host.” His years of experience as a financial professional have served his listeners well as he sounded the alarm about the mortgage bubble well in advance of the calamity and described the consequences of the governments reckless economic behavior in his clear, easy to understand manner. 

 

Charles is no newcomer to the national economic debate. In fact, more than 25 years ago Charles arranged for a then little-known Texas Congressman named Ron Paul to be the keynote speaker at a series of monetary conferences he hosted. Goyette has often been called on to share his views with television audiences nationally on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CNBC and Fox Business Channel, including on the Glenn Beck Show and The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News; NOW with Bill Moyers on PBS; and on Lou Dobbs Tonight on CNN, where he repeatedly warned before the current turmoil the "economic calamity the Republicans and Democrats" were creating. He has written for a number of magazines including The American Conservative and Gannett magazines, and for LewRockwell.comCNBC.comWorldNetDaily.com, and TheStreet.com

 

Listen to "Ron Paul's America" at www.ronpaulsamerica.info.

Direct download: AMA_87_-_Inflation_and_Economic_Woes_with_Charles_Goyette.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

John and Monica Miller are the authors of, "The Coming U.S. Banking 'Bail In.'" They join the show to discuss if it is true that in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and the EU, when you deposit funds in your bank account, the money belongs to the bank. They share what first world "Triple A" countries are not part of this bank money grabbing initiative.

 

The Millers definte what a "bail in" is and answer whether the FDIC program offsets a "bail in." They also describe the process of sending money overseas to avoid a "bail in."

 

They then talk about the U.S. banking system and how Americans can side-step the "bail in" problems.

 

Find out more about John and Monica Miller at http://www.banking-holiday.com.

 

John and Monica Miller, formerly of Hawaii and now residents of New Zealand, believe that Australia offers some of the best financial conditions in the free world. The Country is debt-free and the wealth is staggering. It is a resource based economy that is still prospering. 

 

Therefore, before capital controls and retirement account seizure takes place, this is certainly a place that should be considered when trying to internationalize assets. And while they drive on the wrong side of the road, the weather is quite nice, and there are some incredible beaches and cities.

Direct download: AMA_86_-_Banking_Bail_In_with_John_and_Monica_Miller.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

The 3D Printing Revolution is about to transform our lives. While traditional laser and inkjet printers only make marks on paper, 3D printers build up solid objects in a great many very thin layers. Already pioneers are 3D Printing production tools, prototypes, jewelry, sunglasses, works of art, toys and vehicle parts. But this is just the beginning, with digital manufacturing destined to change how we create, transport and store a great many things.

Within a decade, some products may be downloaded from the Internet for printout in store or even at home. Already DIY enthusiasts are building their own 3D printers, while consumer models for the rest of us are just starting to arrive. Meanwhile doctors are learning how to 3D print kidneys and other replacement human organs.

In this book, futurist Christopher Barnatt explains how 3D Printing works, overviews the 3D Printing Industry, interviews some of its pioneers, and highlights how 3D Printing may help to save the planet. Also included is an extensive glossary of 3D printing terminology and a 3D printing directory.

Christopher Barnatt's 2012 book, 25 Things You Need to Know About the Future, was reviewed by The Futurist as "an exciting, yet realistic and believable, vision", and by New Scientist as "a worthwhile read for anyone curious to know what may await us".

Direct download: AMA_85_-_The_Future_of_3D_Printing_with_Christopher_Barnatt.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:30am EST

Phaedra Fisher visited Russia back in 1994, and witnessed the privatization and inflation firsthand. Her book, Vodka Diplomacy, explains her experience and life in Russia as several events unfolded.

Direct download: AMA_84_-_Vodka_Diplomacy_with_Phaedra_Fisher.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Farnoosh Torabi is host of “Financially Fit” on Yahoo! Finance. She joins the show to discuss why credit is such an important focus for Americans right now. Torabi shares the top misconceptions about credit and the top mistakes people make when it comes to understanding their credit standing. She then answers the following questions:

 

- What are some signs that forebode that you'll be broke in ten years?

- What aspects of our life is impacted by our credit history?

- What can consumers do to improve their credit standing?

- What are some free resources to help simulate, track, manage and build good credit?

 

Torabi then talks about the new "Sharing Economy" and how it's changing the way we travel, consume and live. She also explains how one can know if he or she is getting a good deal on their mortgage.

 

Watch Farnoosh Torabi at www.farnoosh.tv.

Direct download: AMA_83_-_Financially_Fit_with_Farnoosh_Torabi.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

Rodney Johnson is President and Editor of Dent Research. He joins the show to explain why gold will fall below $800.

 

Johnson then discusses whether the US economy is slowing. He also shares how investors can build streams of income instead of relying on equity markets.

 

Visit Dent Research at www.dentresearch.com.

 

Rodney Johnson works closely with Harry Dent to study how people spend their money as they go through predictable stages of life, how that spending drives our economy and how you can use this information to invest successfully in any market.  

 

Rodney began his career in financial services on Wall Street in the 1980s with Thomson McKinnon and then Prudential Securities. He started working on projects with Harry in the mid-1990s. He’s a regular guest on several radio programs such as America’s Wealth Management, Savvy Investor Radio, and has been featured on CNBC, Fox News and Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard, where he discusses economic trends ranging from the price of oil to the direction of the U.S. economy.  

 

He holds degrees from Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University.

Direct download: AMA_82_-_Gold_Prices_with_Dent_Research_editor_Rodney_Johnson.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

Matt Schifrin is the Vice President at Forbes Publishing and Managing Editor of Investing for Forbes Media. He joins the show to give us his tips for investing in 2014.

 

Schifrin shares one investment to avoid at all costs and the best ways to get rich. He explains why Wells Fargo is so great and whether Apple investors should reinvest their dividends.

 

Find out more about Matt Schifrin at www.mattschifrin.com. Read Schifrin's work at blogs.forbes.com

 
Direct download: AMA_81_-_Investing_Tips_and_Tricks_with_Matt_Schifrin.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am EST

Chuck Gallagher is the Chief Operating Officer at American Funeral Financial and Founder and CEO at Ethics Resource Group. He's the author of "SECOND CHANCES: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity."

 

Chuck is a Prostate Cancer Survivor. He discusses the emotional journey from diagnosis to treatment and what happens after the treatment is over and how the side effects changed his life.

 

The topic then shifts to politics as Chuck discusses whether the government shutdown was ethical.

 

Find out more about Chuck Gallagher at www.chuckgallagher.com.

Direct download: ama-80-ChuckGallagher.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Chris Mayer is the Managing Editor of Agora Financial and Editor of the Capital and Crisis publication. 

 

Mayer breaks down the unemployment numbers for us and whether it is actually getting better. 

 

He then discusses the benefits of traveling around the world to get an investment story. Given the instability in the emerging markets, Mayer assesses whether this is the beginning of the next global financial storm. 

 

Chris has prepared a SPECIAL video for our listeners. He shares SEVEN incredibly safe stocks that you should buy now. Chris believes these stocks will multiply your wealth 20 times over. Visit www.GrowYourWealth.info to find out what these companies are. 

 

That's www.GrowYourWealth.info.

 
Direct download: ama-79-ChrisMayer.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

Tom Dyson is the Publisher of Common Sense Publishing, which owns The Palm Beach Letter. Common Sense is one of the fastest growing investment newsletters in the world.

 

Dyson joins the show to discuss what he looks at when picking stocks, including what every good company needs to have over the long term. 

 

Dyson then shares his thoughts on why he thinks whole life insurance with paid up additions policies are great investments.

 

The topics then turn to lifestyle, as Dyson discusses ways to cut down stress and lose weight.

 

Dyson has prepared a SPECIAL video for all listeners. He shares where bankers and the rich keep their money and why they do it. 

 

Visit www.palmbeachletter3.com to find out for more . 

Direct download: ama-78-TomDyson.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Tim Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer of MicroVentures. He joins the show to discuss how early-stage funding has changed from the 90's to today. He also explains the differences between angel investors and VCs.

 

Sullivan then digs deep into the JOBS Act and how the SEC is regulating it. 

 

Sullivan's firm, MicroVentures, is the biggest crowdfunding platform. It's done about $40 million in deals with companies that have become big, like Facebook, Palantir, and Twitter. Sullivan shares his strategy in finding such companies.

 

Sullivan finishes the interview by talking about whether Twitter's current valuation is fair.

 

Visit MicroVentures at www.microventures.com.

Direct download: ama-77-TimSullivan.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

A national leader in bringing transparency to government spending, Adam Andrzejewski, (Angie-f-ski) the eldest of seven children, was born in rural Herscher, IL-- a hardworking small town, and family farm community.

After working his way through Northern Illinois University, Adam and his brother successfully built a $20 million dollar business which employed 160. Today, HomePages® is the nation’s largest publisher of community telephone directories. Selling his share of the business to his brother in 2007, Adam began to focus on a life of public service.

In 2010, Adam ran for Governor of Illinois in the Republican primary. Adam was proud to be endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, among others. Adam promised he would post “every dime online in real time.” Despite a close loss on Election Day, Adam founded OpenTheBooks.com to fulfill his campaign pledge.

Today, OpenTheBooks.com contains over 300 million lines of government spending with the goal of acquiring 1 billion lines within the year. Currently posted is nearly all disclosed federal checkbook vendor spending since 2000; 2.5 million federal employee salaries with five year salary histories; 40/50 states checkbook vendor spending; 31/50 states with public salaries and/or pensions; and all federal campaign donations since 1979.

On May 29, 2013, Andrzejewski’s editorial was published in The Wall Street Journal, “Track Government Spending on Your Phone.” The editorial showcased our first-to-market technology enabling taxpayers to search federal spending by ZIP code. Thereafter, the Open The Books app ranked as high as 3rd in Apple’s The App Store.

In September 2013, John Stossel’s Special- Innovation Nation on the FOX News Channel featured a segment on OpenTheBooks.com. In the week following the show, 80,000 people rendered 750,000 pageviews on the website & mobile app. Adam is happily married to his wife Kerry and the proud father of three beautiful little girls. He is an avid runner, having run the Chicago Marathon on four occasions. Adam is a lector at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Hinsdale, IL.

Direct download: ama-76-AdamAndrzejewski.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Lowell Ponte is the co-author of the new book, "The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives' 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends."

 

Ponte joins the show to discuss how dishonest Obamacare is and whether Obama should be penalized for such an Act. 

 

Ponte also shares his predictions for 2014. 

 

Find out more about Lowell Ponte's previous book, "The Inflation Deception," at www.inflationdeception.com.

 

Lowell Ponte's diverse background includes being a reporter in Washington, D.C., a legislative aide in the California Assembly, one of two co-owners of a successful Hollywood public relations firm, a consultant and speaker for various corporations and trade associations, and dean of a distance-learning university.  

 

He worked for 15 years as a roving editor for Reader’s Digest magazine. He has done reporting in 33 countries, from Indonesia and Israel to Communist Cuba. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and many other publications.  

 

Ponte, a native of Southern California, hosted radio talk shows in Los Angeles for 17 years. More than 300 radio stations have carried his nationally syndicated radio shows.  On television, Ponte worked for four years as commentator and reporter on KCET-TV, the West Coast Production Center of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Los Angeles.  

 

Ponte is author of "The Cooling" (Prentice-Hall), a prophetic investigation of global climate change and environmental modification warfare that has been used as a textbook at the U.S. military’s National Defense College. He is a former futurist for a Pentagon-consulted think tank, where he developed scenarios for exotic kinds of warfare and high-tech terrorism.  

 

Ponte, who holds the equivalent of a master's degree in international relations and a Ph.D. in English, also is founder and President of several organizations, including the Jefferson’s Birthday Committee dedicated to making Thomas Jefferson’s April 13 birthday a “National Holiday for Taxpayers.”  

 

He and his wife, Ellen, a screenwriter and veteran script analyst for several major Hollywood studios, live at the beach in Southern California.  

Direct download: ama-75-LowellPonte.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Jack Gerard is the CEO of the American Petroleum Institute. He joins the podcast to discuss the economic impacts of the predicted capital investments in oil and natural gas. He also gives his outlook on the oil & gas industry in 2014 and beyond. 

Gerard explains how the latest oil numbers affect jobs. He dissects whether the Obama energy agenda is that of "command and control", and if the U.S. is becoming self-reliant?

Gerard finally addresses the myths about prices at the pump being controlled by market factors out of the oil industry's control.

Find out more about the American Petroleum Institute at www.api.org.

Jack N. Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.  

Gerard has led API since November 2008, expanding its membership and influence in all 50 states and globally, adding offices in Dubai and Singapore to its operations in Beijing, enabling API to better inform the public and policymakers on important energy issues. API's Washington presence is the foundation for the oil and natural gas industry's advocacy and outreach at state, federal and global levels on public policy, standards and certification programs, and as the source for information on industry best practices.  

Gerard is recognized by numerous publications and his peers as one of Washington's most influential advocates. Washington Life magazine named him one of the city's "Power 100" and a Fortune magazine profile said Gerard's effort to build a 50-state advocacy network for the oil and natural gas industry was "showing signs of success" through its outreach to workers and non-traditional allies.  

Prior to joining API, Gerard served as president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, and earlier held the same position at the National Mining Association. Gerard also spent close to a decade working in the U.S. Senate and House. He came to Washington in 1981, and worked for Rep. George Hansen. He also worked for Sen. James A. McClure, who chaired the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  

Sen. McClure retired in 1990, and Gerard joined him in founding McClure, Gerard & Neuenschwander, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based government relations consulting firm. Gerard served as Chairman and Chief Executive officer and focused on issues such as international sports, telecommunications, energy and mining.  

He serves as a board member and is a past chairman of the National Capital Area Council - Boy Scouts of America, is a board member and former chair of The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, is chairman of the board of directors for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and is a member of the Conservation Fund's Corporate Council.  

As the industry's national trade association, API has over 500 members. They range from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents and represent all segments of the industry.  

Gerard was born and grew up in Idaho. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University. Gerard lives in Virginia with his wife, Claudette, and their eight children, including twin boys the family adopted from Guatemala. 

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Mark Langerman is the Managing Director of the Patriot Fund and CEO of the Empowerment Financial Group. He joins the podcast to discuss some household items that are helping the State fund terrorism. He also explains what Terror-Free Investment (TFI) vehicles are and how investors can invest terror free.

Langerman also believes American people need to do their part to punish companies that are willing to help Iran’s economy. he sees Iran having major threats against the US and the world.

Visit the Patriot Fund at www.patriotfund.com. Find out more about the Empowerment Financial Group at www.empfg.com.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Mary Mazzio is an award-winning documentary film director, Olympian, and former law firm partner. She's also the Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc. and director of the new documentary, "Contrarian."

Mazzio's new film, "Contrarian," chronicles the life of philanthropist and legendary investor, Sir John Templeton. Mazzio explains Templeton's investment philosophies and he influenced Warren Buffett. 

The film is narrated by former Senator Fred Thompson. Mazzio explains his involvement.

John Templeton was also one of the first to begin investing in advancing spirituality. Templeton also funded research in the concepts around love and forgiveness. 

Find out more about the film, "Contrarian," at www.tennesseecontrarian.com. Visit 50 Eggs, Inc. at www.50eggs.com.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

"The Cow Guy" Scott Shellady is the Senior Vice President of Derivatives at the Trean Group. He joins the show to discuss where people should start when investing in tangible assets.

Shellady believes in SWAGER for investing, standing for Silver, Wine, Art, Gold, Energy and Real Estate. He thinks SWAGER investments are a good choice for current investors. 

The topic then shifts to how boomers can prepare for retirement. Shellady explains the most common mistakes baby boomers make with their finances and what they do if they were laid off or fired during the recession to protect their retirement.

Visit the Trean Group at www.treangroup.com.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

John J. Murphy is an award-winning author, speaker, business consultant, and “zentrepreneur”. He's the author of, "ZENTREPRENEUR: A Culture of Innovation and Fearlessness."

Murphy joins the show to explain what people can do to combine the power and discipline of Zen thinking with the execution of business and entrepreneurship. 

Murphy believes people can capture good ideas and turn them into great results using kaizen. He explains how they can build trust and develop positive relationships with the gemba method.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Jeffrey Hirsch is President of The Stock Trader's Almanac, Chief Market Strategist of Magnet Æ Fund, and President of the Hirsch Organization. He's the author of "The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles" and "Stock Trader's Almanac 2014.

Hirsch tells us if we can expect a Santa Clause rally at the end of the year. He also explains whether the market is oversold. 

He shares how traders can navigate political gridlock in 2014 and the effects the mid-term elections will have on the markets.

Finally, Hirsch gives his predictions on the Fed's moves for 2014.

Visit the Stock Trader's Almanac at www.stocktradersalmanac.com. Find out more about Jeffrey Hirsch at www.hirschorg.com

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Jim Bruce is the writer, director, and producer of "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve." He tells Jason some of the mysterious workings of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Janet Yellen is featured prominently in the film. Bruce shares his thoughts on her becoming the next Chair. He also discusses why he was so hard on Bernanke.

For more information on "Money for Nothing," visit www.moneyfornothingthemovie.org.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

Kevin Armstrong is the former Chairman of the ANZ Group's Regional Investment Committee and former chief investment officer for ANZ Group's private bank. He's the author of, "BULLS, BIRDIES, BOGEYS & BEARS: The Remarkable & Revealing Relationship Between Golf & Investment Markets."

Armstrong explains how the rises and falls in the fortunes of professional golfers, and the emergence and decline of major stars such as Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, reflected the ebb and flow of the stock market. 

The answer provides a unique and powerful connection between golf and investment markets. The ‘pulses’ of two totally separate activities, golf and investing, have been so synchronized and connected, not just in modern times, but throughout history, and in a manner not found in any other sport? 

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Brandon Adams is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard and world champion poker player. He recently released, "Setting Sun: The End of U.S. Economic Dominance."

Brandon uses statistics to answer what tattoos, obesity, and America’s shrinking attention span have to do with our growing national debt. He also tells us why the financial choices all Americans make in the next five years will be critical to America’s survival. 

Poker and economics have lots in common, and Brandon explains why he wrote a book on America’s financial collapse.

College graduate at the age of 19, with two Master’s (Finance & Real Estate). Brandon is now working towards his doctorate at Harvard Business School. he is also the of a poker novel called "Broke."

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

Ed D’Agostino is the GM of the Hard Assets Alliance and Publisher of Mauldin Economics. He joins the show to discuss the impacts he's seeing given recent developments in the buying and selling of gold and silver.

Despite the bear market in precious metals, demand for physical is still incredibly strong. Ed breaks down the difference between the paper and physical metals markets and talks about premiums for metals in this turbulent market. The Hard Assets Alliance is one of the few vendors that is able to control premiums from skyrocketing.

D'Agostino began his career in finance at a boutique investment house and later joined his largest client as Vice President of Business Development. In this capacity, Ed directed strategic growth initiatives while providing investment analysis and advisory services to the company’s principals. 

Prior to joining Mauldin Economics, Ed was Managing Director at a consultancy focused on business development in the financial sector. He has been instrumental in the start-up and expansion of several businesses. Ed’s clients, including hedge funds, lenders, and investment publishers, relied on him to recruit and mentor analysts, develop controls and systems, and implement growth strategies. 

In early 2012, Ed consulted with John Mauldin to develop the business plan for Mauldin Economics, and subsequently joined the company to build a strong editorial, research and analytical team. Ed and the growing team of analysts and financial editors at Mauldin Economics share a single-minded purpose—to produce the highest quality investment publications in the industry. 

Find out more about the Hard Assets Alliance at www.hardassetsalliance.com. Visit Mauldin Economics at www.mauldineconomics.com.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Lewis Schiff is the Executive Director of the Inc. Business Owners Council and author of, "Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons."

Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer recently laid down the jackhammer: all her employees must now report to the office... no more working at home. Schiff discusses this debatable cultural phenomena. He also breaks down entrepreneurship and how important ideas are to entrepreneurial success. Apparently, doing what you "love" will not necessarily give you the best return. 

Lewis Schiff is the chairman and executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council. His new book, Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons, was released in March, 2013. His new book, as well as his previous books, The Influence of Affluence and The Armchair Millionaire are based on research on best practices of high net worth and high-performing households. 

Visit Lewis Schiff's website at www.lewisschiff.com/. Check out Inc.'s Business Owners Council at www.inc.com/.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:16am EST

Joe Peta is the author of, "Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball. He was a fifteen-year all-star Wall Street veteran trader, but decided to give up that lifestyle. Instead, he chose to improve on Moneyball's famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games. He ended up making a 41% profit over the 2011 season. Peta shares his strategies with Jason. He believes there is a far greater chance of making money betting on baseball than on football or basketball. Peta also talks about the influences Bill James and Nate Silver had on him and his work. 

On the financial side, Peta explains Dick Fuld's rough charm as CEO of Lehman Brothers. As a former Lehman employee, he think the U.S. should have rescued Lehman. Now, it looks like Las Vegas should turn to Wall Street for ideas on ways to increase interest, traffic, and, ultimately, bets in their sports books.

Raised in West Chester, PA by a first generation Italian-American father who adopted baseball as a symbol of his love of America, Joe Peta quickly learned the joy of following the sport --- and the pain of being a 1970s-era Phillies fan.  By the time he was a teenager, Joe felt certain that his heroes Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, Steve Carlton, et al would one day be his co-workers. While his father instilled a love of baseball in him, sadly, Joe inherited his mother’s throwing arm, so by the time he was in college he turned his career ambitions toward the glamorous and fast-paced life of a Certified Public Accountant.  His new heroes were men like Bill James and Warren Buffett and Joe parlayed his love of numbers into an MBA from Stanford University.  Even in business school, sports were never far from his mind.  At Stanford, Joe penned columns in The Stanford Daily and The Reporter that earned him a following in spite of the constant references to Melrose Place, and his turning down the opportunity to interview campus golfer Tiger Woods to fruitlessly pursue an interview with Olympic Gold Medal winning swimmer Summer Sanders.

In 2011, while recovering from a massive leg injury which curtailed his trading career on Wall Street, Joe began writing Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball.

Joe lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason speaks with Tres Knippa about Japan's looming debt and how to potentially profit from it. Learn more about Tes at www.shortjapandebt.com.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Rohan Mathew is the Founder of The Intersect Fund, which is a non-profit organization that helps low-income people get the financial help, training, mentorship and more to turn aspirations into real businesses. Rohan shares some of his success stories that stem from a big boom in micro-entrepreneurship. A small micro loan help turn a worker into a boss. Rohan assesses the state of entrepreneurship and its outlook for 2013 and also gives his tips for building a business from the ground up.

Visit The Intersect Fund at www.intersectfund.org/.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Robert Greene is probably the most famous author on power and strategy. His new book is titled Mastery.

Greene explains what can we learn from the lives and philosophies of historical figures like Sun Tzu and Napoleon. He also explains the best way to manipulate someone. 

Through a mastery of subject, Greene believes everyone is capable of professional transcendence.

He also wrote a book with the rapper 50 Cent and thinks there is a lot to learn from the hood life.

Find out more about Robert Greene at www.powerseductionandwar.com.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jason talks with financial expert Logan Mohtashami regarding the massive student loan debt problem and how students can make smarter decisions. They also discuss where the economy is going.

Logan Mohtashami is a senior loan manager at his family-run mortgage company, AMC Lending Group, which has been providing mortgage services for California residents since 1987. He has been an active trader in the stock market since 1996.  His other passion is our political system in this country.  Logan is also a financial columnist for Benzinga.com and his goal in his blog is to do what he can to provide readers with real time truthful information on the housing sector and finance.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Jason Hartman is joined by author, Scott Patterson to discuss high frequency trading, of which roughly 70 percent is driven by computers. Scott says the firms using artificial intelligence for high-speed trading make it nearly impossible for the little guy to compete in the markets. According to his book, Dark Pools, these robot systems trade in milliseconds. High frequency firms flood the market with buy and sell orders, effectively clogging up the system and posing a threat to other firms. For more details, listen at: www.JasonHartman.com. While this electronic exchange made the system more effective, one has to wonder if this trading style hasn’t become detrimental to the markets overall when trading successfully is defined by milliseconds. Scott coined the term “A.I. Bandits” to describe electronic high frequency trading. Scott also discusses the history of quant strategies based on his book, The Quants, a mathematical scientific approach to outsmarting Wall Street, which led to the recent financial crash. He calls the quant system “a classic tale of hubris.”

Scott Patterson is author of The Quants and his new release, Dark Pools, and is currently a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he covers financial regulation from Washington, D.C. He has also written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone and Mother Earth News. He has a Masters of Arts degree from James Madison University. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Jason Hartman interviews Keith Fitz-Gerald, the Chairman of The Fitz-Gerald Group and Chief Investment Strategist at Money Map Press. More at: http://www.jasonhartman.com. A bestselling financial author, Keith's investment perspective is a daily feature for more than 500,000 Money Morning subscribers in 35 countries. A frequent commentator for financial news outlets including Fox Business, Bloomberg, CNBC Asia, Cavuto, Varney & Company, BNN, MarketWatch, and others, Keith Fitz-Gerald is among an elite handful of world-recognized experts on global investing.

Keith tours constantly on the financial lecture circuit alongside other legendary investor analysts including Jim Rogers, Steve Forbes, and Dr. Mark Faber and was lauded as a "Business Visionary" on the recent Forbes.com list. His engaging style and remarkable predictive record resonates with his audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia; investors and business leaders eager for Keith's insights into how colossal global economic, social, and political trends are disrupting the paradigms of the last 50 years to create the most extraordinary investment opportunities of our lifetimes. The investment community praised Keith's recent book Fiscal Hangover (Wiley) as "Essential reading for every serious investor" and "A brilliant, spirited explanation of the origins of the current mess and more importantly how you can cleverly turn the chaos to your advantage.". His upcoming book Tomorrow (Sutton Hart 2012) spotlights today's global trends and offers a roadmap for business leaders and investors to profitably navigate the turbulent waters of unprecedented global change.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Jason Hartman is joined by contributing author for GoldMoney.com, Alasdair MacLeod for a rousing discussion of the decline of the European economy, the mistakes of the European Central Bank and EU, and how “governments are eating their own children.” Alasdair makes a rather accurate comparison between the fall of Rome and the current economic disaster around the world, calling it the Nero influence. Governments continue to spend money and introduce new taxes that are detrimental to the people they serve. The ECB is now lowering collateral standards as they run out of quality collateral, such as taking on mortgage-backed securities, in exchange for helping banks and governments. For more details, listen at: www.JasonHartman.com. Alasdair said the real problem among Greece, Spain, Italy and other countries in crisis is that they are broke, yet they continue to meet to discuss increasing spending to build infrastructure and creating token taxes. Governments the world round are in a debt trap, including the U.S. Alasdair feels there is only one way to defer the imminent fall and that is for the Central Banks to come together and put into play quantitative easing. Governments would then need to seriously cut their excessive, wasteful spending.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Jason Hartman hosts an interesting interview with Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, author of The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, Our Economy, regarding the problems with the economy and the effect that the astronomical national debt and government spending will have on generations to come. Listen at: www.JasonHartman.com. Professor Kotlikoff paints a picture of the magnitude of these issues very clearly, explaining that the fiscal gap is $211 trillion. He explains that we would have to raise every federal tax immediately and permanently by 64 percent or cut all non-interest spending by the government (Medicare, Social Security, defense spending, etc) by 40 percent. “The country is broke, totally broke,” says Professor Kotlikoff. He emphasizes that this applies to today, not 75 years down the road. Jason and Professor Kotlikoff also discuss why the 2007 quadrupled money base through money printing hasn’t hit the streets yet in the form of hyperinflation. Essentially, banks are being bribed to hold money reserves by the Fed. In simplistic terms, the Federal Reserve prints the money, lends it out at very low interest rates to the banks, and then the banks deposit it back with the Federal Reserve and get a higher interest rate. This makes banks more solvent over time without the public ever knowing what is going on. Professor Kotlikoff also talks about a proposal to fix the financial system, which he refers to as a fragile system, presently a “trust me” banking system where the public is unaware of what the banks are doing with their money.
Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, a frequent columnist for Bloomberg and Forbes, and a blogger for The Economist and The Huffington Post. Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of15 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent books are The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley & Sons), Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press), and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press).
Professor Kotlikoff publishes extensively in newspapers, and magazines on issues of financial reform, personal finance, taxes, Social Security, healthcare, deficits, generational accounting, pensions, saving, and insurance. Professor Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine, the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Joint Committee on Taxation, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., and other major U.S. corporations. He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Jason Hartman and returning guest, Dan Amerman discuss federal policies and interest rates, which hurts the savers and fixed income folks. The artificially low interest rates are not working and create higher prices through inflation. Listen at:www.JasonHartman.com.  They also discuss inflation rates, in which the federal numbers are glossed over and do not match true inflation as experienced by the American citizens through food, fuel, and utilities. Manufacturers hide inflation by making products smaller. Jason and Dan then talk about rental housing and how to arbitrage the inflation. Dan explains how to turn the fed policies around to our advantage. It starts with understanding cash flow investing and setting your safety margin. When looking at cash flows, rather than being all about the price, it’s more about the interest rate when it comes to a mortgage. In the process of creating non-free-market interest rates for banks and for the federal government, the federal government has accidentally made available subsidized mortgage rates that are available if you can get the lending. It goes directly to your bottom line as the investor, resulting in much higher cash flows than you would see in a free market.
Dan and Jason illustrate how the sharp decline in housing costs and the interest rate levels causes the floor to drop out and provides an unprecedented opportunity to obtain mortgages and have inflation pay them off.  While rates have been dropping, rents have been going up, thus making real estate investing even more profitable and sensible.
Daniel R. Amerman is a Chartered Financial Analyst with MBA and BSBA degrees in finance.  He is a financial author and speaker with over 25 years of professional experience.   Years of studying the costs of paying for over $100 trillion of US government retirement promises, as well as the costs of cashing out an expected $44 trillion of Boomer pensions and retirement accounts, have convinced him that too many promises and too much paper wealth chasing too few real resources will likely lead to substantial inflation in the years ahead, with potentially devastating implications for many savers and investors, a problem that will also apply to many other nations.
Mr. Amerman spent much of the 1980s as an investment banker helping Savings & Loans and others try to survive the effects of the last major bout of inflation in the United States.  There is a basic economics principle that much of the public is unaware of – inflation doesn't directly destroy the real wealth of goods and services, but rather, redistributes the rights to that real wealth (a principle which unfortunately will likely destroy much of the investment wealth the Boomers plan on enjoying in retirement).  The author worked with the effects of billions of dollars of such wealth redistributions, and saw how there was not only a loser for each dollar of wealth redistributed – but a winner.

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Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am EST

We are all confused about economic indicators and it’s critical that we understand the real figures, the direction of the economy, interest rates and their consequences, and much more. On this episode, Jason Hartman interviews Bernie Baumohl, author of Secrets of Economic Indicators, in regard to the numerous economic indicators and what is most useful. Bernie explains what a “business cycle” is and what happens during the cycle, how it comes full circle over time. For more details, listen at: www.JasonHartman.com. Bernie gives examples of stress points in the business cycle. People make mistakes, such as buying more inventory than they need or the economy can’t handle the demand of the people. More recently, we have seen longer periods of economic growth, but at a closer look, the mistakes that caused the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression are apparent. It was a “cauldron of fraud and wrecklessness,” says Bernie. Jason and Bernie touch on the subject of the Federal Reserve and the Gold Standard, citing what has been happening in Greece as an example of the limitations of a currency that is fixed and unmovable. Bernie feels that a country in economic trouble needs to have the flexibility to lower interest rates. They also discuss market sensitivity, the index, and the source of the leading market indicators.

Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing on international affairs. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monitor the global economy and develop forecasts. Mr. Baumohl was also an award-winning reporter with TIME magazine who covered the White House, Federal Reserve and Wall Street. Apart from his role as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl also teaches at the New York Institute of Finance and is a regular commentator on Public Television's Nightly Business Report. A sought after international speaker, Mr. Baumohl has been recognized for his forecasting accuracy. He has lectured at New York University and Duke University, and is often cited in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Business Week, Barron's, and the Financial Times.

Mr. Baumohl is author of The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities (Wharton School Publishing, 2nd edition). The best-selling book is winner of the Readers Preference Editor's Choice Award for Finance and has been translated into several languages, including Russian and Chinese.  He is also a recipient of the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, and is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association. Mr. Baumohl holds an M.A. from Columbia University.

Direct download: AMA53-BernieBaumohl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Jason Hartman is joined on this episode by Greg Farrell, author of Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, The Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near Collapse of Bank of America, for a discussion of the economic crash and the resulting bailouts, as well as some of the inside dealings with some of the major banks, such as the buyouts by Bank of America. Greg explains how these banks that participated in the buyouts grossly underestimated the depth of problems in their own banks and in those they acquired. Listen at:www.JasonHartman.com. Greg relates his research on Merrill Lynch’s attempt in the 1980s to become more like Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street banks, which was to their detriment because they lacked the expertise for such business practices, and became involved in and in the middle of many of the scandals of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Like CitiGroup, they were in over their head. Jason and Greg discuss Wall Street in general and then specific financial groups regarding the recklessness and risky businesses, funds, etc, that they entertained to give the impression of higher rates of returns. As the plot unfolded, large bonuses to CEOs and high-producing brokers came into play, which encouraged an all or nothing attitude toward the company and fostered a “me” attitude versus long-term stability of the company. Greg also talks about what he calls the “Charlotte Mafia,” the clash of company cultures.

Greg Farrell is a correspondent for the Financial Times. In January 2009, he broke the news that Merrill Lynch had paid out its 2008 bonuses a month ahead of schedule, in December, even though Merrill was in the process of losing $28 billion for the year, and Bank of America needed an extra $20 billion in taxpayer funds to complete its acquisition of the firm. That story sparked an investigation by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo. Greg is a past winner of the American Business Press’s Jesse Neal Award for investigative reporting and a recipient of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship for business journalism. He earned a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

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Jason Hartman interviews returning guest and founder and CEO, Harry Dent, Jr., of HS Dent, an economic think tank and research company, about the next coming crash. For more details, listen at:  www.JasonHartman.com. Mr. Dent accurately predicted the boom of the 1990s, which was contrary to what many other forecasters predicted. He explains why America is on a path to the next Great Depression through its mounting debt to boost the economy. He talks about how the U.S. creates bubble after bubble in all areas, such as the housing bubble, the gold and silver bubble, the commodity bubble, etc. Trillions of dollars in stimulus money has poured forth from the government, along with the lowering of interest rates, thereby inciting inflation that will continue to grow with the current system of bailouts and lack of lending. He also discusses the peaks and deflation of spending with the switch between the Baby Boomer and current generations, and how this will affect America's economic future. Mr. Dent also paints the dark picture of China’s future, where they are overbuilding just to keep their workers employed, which will become a worldwide crisis when their building bubble bursts. Jason and Mr. Dent talk about the condition of other countries and how everything interplays to lead to the next crash that Mr. Dent forecasts. He suggests some strategies for investors and what people might expect.

Using exciting new research developed from years of hands-on business experience, Harry S. Dent, Jr. offers a refreshingly positive and understandable view of the economic future. As a bestselling author on economics, Mr. Dent is the developer of The Dent Method - an economic forecasting approach based on changes in demographic trends. In all of his past books since 1989, Dent saw an end to the Baby Boom spending cycle around the end of this decade. In his book, The Great Depression Ahead, (Free Press, 2009), Harry Dent outlined how this next great downturn is likely to unfold in three stages, with an interim boom stage between 2012 and 2017 before the long-term slowdown finally turns into the next global boom in the early 2020s. He continued to educate audiences about his predictions for the next and possibly last great bull market, from late 2005 into early to mid 2010. Since 1992 he has authored two consecutive best sellers, The Roaring 2000s and The Roaring 2000s Investor (Simon and Schuster). In his latest book, The Next Great Bubble Boom, he offers a comprehensive forecast for the next two decades and explains how fundamental trends suggest strong growth ahead, followed by a longer-term economic contraction. Mr. Dent also publishes the HS Dent Forecast newsletter, which offers current analysis of economic and financial market trends.

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oin Jason Hartman as he and author of "Quirk", Hannah Holmes explore human personality types and how they affect who we become, whether extroverted,
conscientious, agreeable, or even neurotic or obnoxious. Is it possible that our hard-wired brain chemistry can even determine our political opinions and economic views? Learn more about the Five Factors in personality and about Hannah's research atwww.JasonHartman.com. Research has shown that mice have personalities, and somewhere out there, perhaps in your own basement, is a mouse just like you. Hannah Holmes has led an adventurous life since graduating from the University of Southern Maine. She was an editor at the New York-based Garbage Magazine in the late 1980s, after which she returned to Maine to start a freelance writing career. She was a contributor in a variety of magazines.

In the late 1990s, Hannah was recruited by the Discovery Channel Online for an experiment called live internet reporting. This grand experiment led her to distant and uncomfortable parts of the world, from hunting dinosaurs in Mongolia's Gobi desert, to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, where fine volcanic ash ruined her computer and left her hair like a ball of jute twine. She also piloted the Alvin submarine around "black smokers" a mile and a half under the ocean. It was a glorious era until Discovery.com's plug was pulled. Hannah then went on to author several books, "The Secret Life of Dust," "Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn," and her recent book, "Quirk," about the many fascinating personality types. Hannah's blog can be found at www.HannahHolmes.net.

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Join Jason Hartman and Investor Watchdog, Jack Waymire, for a discussion concerning the ethics of the financial services industry. According to Jack, the frequent lack of integrity undermines the achievement of investors’ financial goals. For more details, listen at:  www.JasonHartman.com. Companies do not do what is best for you. They are very good at hiding information that they do not want their investors to know. Investor Watchdog investigates these companies and products, acting as a go-between for investors and advisors, answering frequently asked questions, such as, “How do I know I’m getting the right financial advice?” Jack shares examples of deceptive practices by various companies and how the executives that run the companies, i.e. Goldman Sachs, are insulated from accountability simply by paying fines rather than serving jail time for unethical and illegal practices.  Jason and Jack touch on the subject of the Madoff Ponzi Scheme, where Jack talks about some of the evidence that was found, as a glaring example of unethical sales pitches and conman tactics. Jack also informs listeners of what deceptive sales practices to watch out for when dealing with financial advisors.

Jack entered the financial services industry as a financial consultant in 1976 for Warburg, Paribas Becker. He provided financial advice to companies, public entities, Taft-Hartley funds, endowments, and foundations with assets exceeding $7 billion. After spending two years with an investment firm, Jack co-founded Lexington Capital Management in 1983, a money management firm that wholesaled its services through wirehouses and regional broker-dealers. In 1989, Jack also founded a broker-dealer and built a national retail distribution system to market its products and services. Between 1996 and 2003, Lexington was sold to two larger financial service and technology companies. In his last position, Jack was President of Sungard Advisor Technologies. During these 20 years, Jack worked with thousands of investors and financial advisors and was responsible for providing services to individual investors with billions of dollars of assets.

In 2004, Jack left the financial services industry to market a book he authored: Who’s Watching Your Money? The 17 Paladin Principles for Selecting a Financial Advisor. Published in December, 2003, by John Wiley & Sons, his book was widely regarded as the first to provide an objective process investors could use to select higher quality advisors and to avoid the risks and consequences of bad advice from lower quality advisors. In 2004, Jack co-founded PaladinRegistry.com, a website that took selected content from his book and made it available to investors over the Internet. Later in 2004, a Registry of pre-screened, five star rated financial planners and financial advisors was added to the website. Paladin became the first online firm that vetted financial professionals for investors and provided comprehensive documentation for their credentials, ethics, business practices, and services. In 2008, Jack was instrumental in the development this blog site (InvestorWatchdog.com) that reports on investment risks that result from ethical conflicts in the financial services industry. Jack has appeared on CNNfn and over 100 national, regional, and local radio shows to talk about the subject matter of his book, the risk and consequences of bad advice, and Paladin’s free online solutions. He is also widely quoted in the print media including Forbes, BusinessWeek, Worth, and Kiplinger and is a columnist for Worth Magazine. Jack can be reached at Jack@InvestorWatchdog.com.

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Despite popular belief, China is no longer a cheap place to do business with labor costs and real estate costs soaring. Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Shaun Rein, author of The End of Cheap China and Managing Director of China Market Research Group in Shanghai, about debunking common myths, such as China is stealing U.S. jobs. Many companies have begun doing business in China, due to what Shaun refers to as “capitalism on steroids.”  Tune into www.JasonHartman.com for more details. Labor costs have increased in China to the tune of around 20 percent, and the government is trying to increase wages yearly over the next five years. Another factor affecting manufacturing costs over time is that fewer of the younger generation wants to be employed in manufacturing jobs, wanting to realize their white class dreams. China is also pushing middle class development to offset the manufacturing issue.
Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of CMR, the world's leading strategic market intelligence firm. He is one of the world's recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting.

He is a columnist for Forbes on Leadership, Marketing, and China and for BusinessWeek's Asia Insight section. He is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Financial Times, Newsweek International, Bloomberg, Time, and the New York Times. He is regularly interviewed by American Public Radio's Marketplace and NPR. He frequently appears to deliver commentary on CNBC's Squawk Box, Bloomberg TV, CBS News, and CNN International TV. Before founding CMR, he was the Chief of Research for venture capital firm Inter-Asia Venture Management. He also was the Managing Director, Country Head China for e-learning software company WebCT where he also ran the company's Taiwan and South Korean operations. He also served as the Assistant Director of the Centre for East Asian Research at McGill University. He earned his Master's degree from Harvard University focused on China's economy and received a BA Honours from McGill University.

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Jason Hartman interviews author, former Wall Street senior banker, and best-selling investigative journalist, William (Bill) D. Cohan on the events that led up to the current economic crisis. Bill explains the choices that the big firms, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc, made regarding what type of institution they were going to be, the path of these firms that led up to the current crisis, and how they used the bailout money gifted to them. He said it was one big party on Wall Street, during which brokers were to bring in revenue using a lot of whacky products, until everything came crashing down. Huge bonuses were paid out from the revenue collected from unsuspecting clients. For more details, listen at:  www.JasonHartman.com. Bill and Jason also discuss the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Bill expressed disappointment in the message of the movement, saying it isn’t clear and they need to learn how Wall Street really works so that they can be more effective in bringing about reform. Wall Street has been influencing what goes on in Washington and paying lobbyists and donating to congressional coffers so that they can get the regulations, or lack thereof, that they want, i.e. the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Bill talks about how the expansion of Wall Street into Middle Class America was not an accident, using the example of Merrill Lynch being a public company. This ultimately led to broken trust between Wall Street and Main Street, as people have now shied away from risk taking.

To solve the problems, Bill suggests changing the incentive system on Wall Street, in that it can no longer be okay to take huge risks with people’s money or get paid big bonuses whether they lose money for the firms or not, as well as going back to having to use their partner’s capital to operate. William D. Cohan offers audiences a unique, close-up perspective of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. He combines deep knowledge of the investment banking world with the fine storytelling skills of an award-winning investigative journalist. Bill’s new book is titled Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came To Rule The World, a revelatory history of Goldman Sachs. His previous book, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street, lays out in gory detail how the financial crisis began with the collapses of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for its candid revelations about how Wall Street works. He should know; he spent six years at the firm. Bill Cohan has a long-time insider’s in-depth knowledge of investment banking—he was a Wall Street banker for 17 years. In addition to his years as Associate and then Vice President at Lazard Frères, he was a Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Merrill Lynch and a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase. He left JPMorgan to write The Last Tycoons, which appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. It edged out Alan Greenspan’s Age of Turbulence to win the FT/Goldman Sachs award. Bloomberg.com and The Evening Standard named it Book of the Year. William D. Cohan writes regularly for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Fortune, The Daily Beast, ArtNews, and The Financial Times. His columns have also appeared in The Washington Post. He is a contributing editor for Bloomberg TV and is a contributor to Bloomberg View. His series of articles on the controversy of the ‘recently discovered’ Degas plaster casts in ARTNews won the Silurians 2011 Excellence in Journalism Award.

Be sure to check out our prior shows with Richard Kiyosaki, G. Edward Griffin, Peter Schiff, Doug Casey, Chris Mayer, T. Harv Ecker, Denis Waitley, John Stapleford, Addison Wiggin, Thomas E. Woods, and many more.

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Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, for a discussion of the United States’ debt ceiling, QE2, inflation, as well as a brief explanation of how money came to equal debt. Ellen explains why the debt ceiling is unconstitutional, how the government is legally committed to paying its debts. She points out the contradiction that has been for more than 100 years, since WWI. The easing put into place at that time was only to be a temporary measure. For more information, listen at:  www.JasonHartman.com. Ellen also talks about shadow banking causing the crisis by money being lent into existence, slight of hand. The only real money are coins, which are one-tenth of the total money in circulation. Ellen also discusses QE2 , where the government agreed to pay the interest on borrowed money in order to maintain control of the Federal Funds rate. She said there are a lot of reserve funds on the books in certain foreign banks, including bond dealers, that is just being held.  Ellen also touches on the national debt, Glass-Steagall, and proposes state-owned banks as part of the solution, with the basic idea that we take care of our own, much the same way that Japan is reliant on their own Central Bank.

Ellen Brown developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In Web of Debt, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust." She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back. Brown developed an interest in the developing world and its problems while living abroad for eleven years in Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. She returned to practicing law when she was asked to join the legal team of a popular Tijuana healer with an innovative cancer therapy, who was targeted by the chemotherapy industry in the 1990s. That experience produced her book Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatments to the same corrupting influences that have captured the money system. Brown's eleven books include the bestselling Nature's Pharmacy, co-authored with Dr. Lynne Walker, which has sold 285,000 copies.

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