AMA 166 – Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong with Ed Conard

Jason Hartman and Ed Conard, founding partner of Bain Capital, discuss the current economic situation facing America. Conard is the author of Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong, and The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class. The conversation includes discussion on CEO pay, the tech industry, and the impact of current regulations on competition in the marketplace.

Key Takeaways:

[1:28] Ed the tremendous growth Bain Capital was able to achieve while he was there with Mitt Romney

[3:30] Bain Capital offered clients the ability to invest in capital management and management supervision deals

[5:07] Bain Capital also used a higher risk strategy, which allowed them to capitalize on investments in undervalued assets.

[7:21] The Upside of Inequality explores the American workers productivity

[12:18] The US economy is accelerating and the Fortune 400 continues to have turnover, which are both good signs for our country

[14:47] CEO pay may grab headlines, but it may not be quite so outlandish

[19:36] Tech companies pay less taxes and have fewer regulations

[21:22] Profitability in the tech sector continues to grow

[22:23] There’s a profitability squeeze in most of the economy

[24:45] Trained talent and risk tolerance are the limiting factors to growth in this new economy.

Website:

www.EdwardConard.com
www.twitter.com/edwardconard

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