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AMA 191 – American, Russian & Chinese Relations 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 collapse.

[5:49] The reserve currency status no longer seems as stable when we look at potential drops in use of the dollar.

[13:04] Paul Craig Roberts describes the US’s current position with regards to Russia and China.

[23:03] We’ve got a whole generation of people who now can’t afford to live on their own terms.

[25:56] The discussion moves to inflation and how it could transform the US economy.

[35:03] With so many problems, is there a solution?

Website:

www.PaulCraigRoberts.org

Originally recorded in 2014

AMA 190 – What’s Different About 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 about the belief that government can solve our problems and politicians have our best interests at heart.

Key Takeaways:

[2:18] The differences in mindset between liberals and conservatives

[5:38] Big government countries oppress religion because government needs to be the highest power

[9:56] Communist and socialist regimes have killed nearly 200 million people in the past century

[13:36] The people who describe themselves as caring are callous when they get power

[18:40] Politicians don’t seem to have a grasp on obvious economic truths

[21:15] Adolescents need something to commit to and idealize things and people

[25:07] Big government is a great deal for the ruling class

Website:

www.LibertyMind.com

The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

AMA 189 – The Importance of the Tea Party Movement 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 this.

25:40 – Elections are not enough, but with that said, we still need to vote.

28:05 – Would Texas become the Hong Kong of the United States?

31:00 – Remember, the larger the government, the smaller the citizen.

Website:

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution by Mark Meckler

The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

www.ConventionOfStates.com

(Originally recorded in Nov 2014)

AMA 188 – Creating a Revolutionary Business Idea 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 disrupt theirs.

Key Takeaways:

[0:46] The premise for the Power of Positive Destruction

[2:53] Taking things from one successful industry, and applying them to your different industry, can provide huge boons

[5:35] The positive destruction created by companies like Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, etc

[8:59] The art and science of launching a company

[12:24] How Seth applied the principles from his book on his own companies

[16:05] Whether Wall Street is swinging back toward being an institutional game, and how Seth’s platform plays in that

[21:03] The idea of corporate responsibility, and how the proceeds from the book sales are going to help house the orphans of the genocide in Rwanda

Website:

www.PositiveDestructionBook.com

www.LiquidNet.com

AMA 187 – Rebranding the Democratic Party 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 comes on the heels of the release of his new book, Trumping Trump: Making Democrats Progressive Again.

Key Takeaways:

[:58] Bob Filner shares the purpose behind his book, Trumping Trump.

[3:26] Will the Tobin tax discourage trading and betting on non-asset based investments?

[5:20] Bob would like to rebrand the democratic party as the party of the working people.

[7:18] Bob threatened Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan for foreclosing on military personnel’s home while they were serving in active duty.

[13:20] It is pathetic how easily you can buy justice.

[14:12] Does the financial system need less or more regulation?

[24:21] The problem with the Trump administration as Bob Filner sees it.

[29:27] Trump’s policies could have a devastating affect on the US economy.

[31:23] What benefits the American worker more jobs and higher pay or low cost imported goods?

Website:

www.CongressmanBob.com

Trumping Trump: Making Democrats Progressive Again