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AMA 191 - America vs Russia & China with Paul Craig Roberts

Jason talks with the co-founder of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts. Together, they discuss some of the international threats that could face America, thanks to the recent actions from Washington. Specifically, they deal with issues of demography, currency and military developments in Russia and China and consider the potential impact of each of these on the United States. Key Takeaways: [1:55] The ruble should be strong in comparison to the dollar, and yet the ruble is risking...

Duration: 00:40:43

AMA 190 - Examining the Liberal Mind with Dr Lyle Rossiter

Ever wonder why some people are liberals and others are conservative? Is there something different in their brain chemistry or is it just the way they were raised? Dr. Rossiter is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. For more than forty years he has diagnosed and treated mental disorders, with a special interest in personality pathology and its developmental origins. He's also author of the book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, and talks...

Duration: 00:27:30

AMA 189 - Why the Tea Party Wants What They Want with Mark Meckler

Mark Meckler co-founded the Tea Party Patriots, and is also an author. On the show, Mark talks about his organization, self-governance, and why people hate the Tea Party movement so much. Key Takeaways: 2:30 – The Tea Party founded was in 2009. 4:45 – Why is the Tea Party hated so much? 16:45 – What is an amendment convention? Mark explains. 21:50 – Congress passes board enabling acts and the regulators actually do the legislating. Mark and others are working towards stopping...

Duration: 00:32:00

AMA 188 - Turn a Business Idea Into a Revolution with Seth Merrin

In the early 1980s, Seth Merrin was an intern on Wall Street who saw ways the industry could change for the better. His first startup was an order management software that asset managers around the world use. He later created the company Liquidnet Holdings that allows institutional investors to trade large blocks of stock. Jason Hartman caught up with Seth to talk about his newest book, The Power of Positive Destruction, and how business owners can take ideas from other industries and...

Duration: 00:23:18

AMA 187 - Making Democrats Progressive Again with Dr. Bob Filner

Jason and guest, Bob Filner, debate the Trump Administration, how the remiss government regulators are towards financial institutions, and the need for a complete reinvention of the Democratic party. As the former House Committee Chairman on Veteran’s Affairs, Bob Filner tackled Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan by threatening to press charges for their unethical treatment of military personnel by foreclosing on their mortgage loans. Mr. Filner was also the Mayor of San Diego and this interview...

Duration: 00:36:00

AMA 186 - Protecting Yourself in a Deflationary Period with Harry Dent

In 2016 Jason was joined by Harry Dent, from Dent Research, to discuss the tax benefits you can get from moving to a US territory like Puerto Rico, some cyclical markets that are out of control, demographic problems around the world, inflation, and foreign investors in US real estate. Key Takeaways: [1:05] Harry's new home in Puerto Rico, and the tax benefits he can receive [5:03] Vancouver real estate is out of control [10:16] Japan's biggest problem is a demographic problem [14:06]...

Duration: 00:27:22

AMA 185 - Clash of the Financial Pundits with Jeff Macke

Jason Hartman talks to Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke about the impact of changing technologies, the perception of Doomsday skepticism and what underemployment means for those seeking jobs and those hiring. Macke also ways in on the inflation/deflation debate and discusses some of the points raised in his book Clash of the Financial Pundits. Key Takeaways: [1:39] Discrepancies between what we're told by the press and economic realities [5:00] New technology and human resources can combine...

Duration: 00:24:51

AMA 184 - Keeping Your Investments Safe During the Everything Bubble with Mish Shedlock

At some time or other, every asset class has been in a bubble. Whether it's the dot-com bubble of the 90s or the housing bubble in the 2000s, booms and busts are commonplace at this point. When they happen you have to make sure you're diversified and prepared for the downturn. But what happens if it's not just one asset class? What if the bubble is...everything? Mish Shedlock, economist and investment advisor at SitkaPacific Capital Management, talks with Jason about just this...

Duration: 00:28:13

AMA 183 - Using New Rules to Give Your Investments Better Leverage

New lending rules means new investment strategies for real estate investors. That's why it's important to keep up with what Fannie Mae is doing with loans. Jason calls in one of his lenders to find out what's changed recently and how that will effect what you're buying, and how you're buying properties. Key Takeaways: [1:45] Your first 10 properties can be purchased with only 20% down [3:58] Rising interest rates mean you should lock in your rate sooner rather than later [8:52] 85-90...

Duration: 00:22:45

AMA 182 - Jason Hartman's Asset Matrix Comparing Inflation and Deflation

Single-family homes sales rose in January. This has made income property inventory low. Jason shares a live recording from a previous seminar in which he thoroughly explains why investing in a single family home as income property is the only logical investment during an inflationary period. And, if the signs are correct the U.S is entering an inflationary period under the Trump administration. Key Takeaways: [0:44] Inflation induced debt destruction by way of a mortgage. [2:51] Jason...

Duration: 00:31:03

AMA 181 - The Sale of a Lifetime with Harry Dent

Bubbles abound in the world of investing, and today is no different. Jason welcomes Harry Dent, author of The Sale of a Lifetime, about what's going on today in the stock market, real estate market, political world, and worldwide economic statuses. Harry points out what nation in Europe that reminds him of Japan before their massive downturn, and gives Jason a rundown of what to look for BEFORE you see a bubble burst. The two look at what you might actually want to be investing in when...

Duration: 00:37:19

AMA 180 - Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up with William Poundstone

For this 10th Episode, Jason goes off topic and welcomes William Poundstone, author of the new book, Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts are So Easy to Look Up. Mr. Poundstone is also the author of the New York Times best-selling books, Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of Scientific Betting System that Beat the Casinos and Wall Street, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value and How to Take Advantage of It and Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair and What We...

Duration: 00:23:32

AMA 179 - Happier Investors in Today's Market with Frances Donald

Frances Donald, Senior Economist at Manulife Asset Management and Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services, explains to Jason the changes in consumer, investor, and executive sentiment numbers in the home and job market. While we don't know exactly why the economic is experiencing such a resurgence, Frances does attribute at least some of it to the potential policy changes Trump is looking to bring. Frances and Jason also discuss pent up real estate demand, and how student loan...

Duration: 00:26:01

AMA 178 - The Breaking Point: Profit from the Coming Money Cataclysm with James Davidson

Jason Hartman talks with James Dale Davidson, co-founder of Agora Publishing, Founder of the National Taxpayer’s Union, co-editor of Strategic Investment for the Sovereign Society, and founder of Newsmax. James has just written his newest book, The Breaking Point: Profit from the Coming Money Cataclysm. James believes that, in his lifetime, we are likely to see a massive marketplace disaster compliments of Obamacare, Chinese ghost towns, printing money, and other bad economic...

Duration: 00:45:18

AMA 177 - How Changing Technologies Will Impact Our Living (and Working) Markets with Matt Slepin

The housing market is always on a pendulum, but where are we now? Self driving cars are going to be changing the dynamics of our society, but are they going to push more people into the city or have more people moving to the suburbs? Jason Hartman and Matt Slepin, President of Terra Search Partners, discuss what is going on in real estate today, and how our changing environment is impacting real estate in the future. Key Takeaways: [2:36] Where Matt thinks we are in the business cycle,...

Duration: 00:26:40

AMA 176 - Too Big to Save: How to Fix the U.S. Financial System, with MIT's Sloan School of Management's Bob Pozen

The Trump administration will bring changes to the real estate market. Legislation and regulation changes could help small and medium size banks while also increasing the amount of lending done by the biggest banks. Jason Hartman talks with Bob Pozen, Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former Associate General Counsel for the SEC, about these things, and what is realistic to expect under President Trump. Bob is author of Extreme Productivity and Too Big to Save. Key...

Duration: 00:26:06

AMA - 175 - Speculator and the International Man with Doug Casey

Doug Casey is a (successful) speculator, a libertarian philosopher, and a best-selling author. He has a reputation for his sometimes controversial insights into politics, economics, and investments. His speculation is often called "rational speculation", and he's one of the authorities on the matter, and is highly regarded in the high-potential natural resource sector. Doug's new book, Speculator, is a venture into fiction, a departure for him. Jason Hartman and Doug discuss the new book,...

Duration: 00:33:01

AMA 174 - Goodnight Obama with Dr Jerome Corsi

It might look like a children's book, but Goodnight Obama is more than just that. It's an important reminder that parody is critical in this day and age. Dr Jerome Corsi is author of Goodnight Obama, and is also head of the Washington, DC News Bureau for Alex Jones and The two discuss his newest book, as well as what Jerome is expecting out of President Trump, and where we are in the business cycle. Key Takeaways: [1:10] The idea behind Jerome's Goodnight Obama...

Duration: 00:32:02

AMA 173 - Shall We Wake the President? with Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy, President of American Health Policy Institute and former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, joins Jason Hartman to discuss his newest book Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office. The two take a look into the history of American presidents handling of disasters, as well as trying to look at our current president, Donald Trump, to see if there are any signs as to how he might handle a disaster....

Duration: 00:19:13

AMA 172 - A Radical Manifesto with Bill Ayers

Just before the election, Jason Hartman talked with Bill Ayers, a retired Professor of Education, contributor to academic journals, and an original member of the Weather Underground. Bill has written several books, including his newest, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto. Jason and Bill discuss eight major points from his book, and look into what the US can do to right itself. Key Takeaways: [1:28] Demand the Impossible calls for Americans to release their imaginations and...

Duration: 00:26:04

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