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. Jason also probes the former Deputy Secretary about how the Republicans might actually be able to craft a replacement for Obamacare that the Democrats might actually support, and that would actually improve our system.

Key Takeaways:

[1:07] The best and worst presidents at handling disasters

[4:43] How Tevi thinks Donald Trump will handle disasters

[7:20] The newness of Trump’s cabinet to politics could create a problem if there’s an early disaster during his presidency

[10:29] How pop culture impacts presidents

[13:05] Tevi outlines a path that he believes Republicans should take to get a new healthcare bill passed

[16:10] How Trump’s participation in pop culture might play a role in his presidency

Website:

www.TeviTroy.org

@TeviTroy

Shall We Wake The President?

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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 consider the impossible.

[3:51] The eight issues addressed in Bill Ayers’ Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.

[5:06] Privatized prisons are destroying America. The US has 20% of the prisoners in the entire world.

[6:50] What does public safety look like for free people in a democratic society?

[9:09] You can’t label Bill has a tax and spend liberal

[12:28] The US needs a massive education reform

[21:14] Democratic and the Republican parties agree on war and Wall Street, but little else.

Website:

www.BillAyers.org

www.HaymarketBooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible

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AMA 171 – Navigating Turbulent Markets with Nick Sargen

The market is moving and it seems to be moving in the right direction for real estate investors. The historical average for appreciation for single family homes is ~6% nationwide. If you are already an income property investor, the good news is rents may be pushing upward. Jason’s guest today is the author of the new book, Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets. Nick Sargen is Senior VP and Chief Economist at Fort Washington Investment Advisors. He is a former economist at Morgan Guaranty trust, Salomon Brothers, Prudential Insurance and JP Morgan. He shares his insights about how the markets will react to a Trump presidency.

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] President-elect Trump may lead the US with a pro-business stance.

[4:33] Trump is a spender which could lead to higher interest rates.

[5:45] Nick Sargen worries about Trump’s trade issue.

[9:41] Budget deficits do not mean inflation.

[12:08] Trump will be a pro-growth, real estate president.

[15:00] The market is moving with the belief that all of Trump’s policies will promote growth.

[17:50] Diving into the Global Shocks: An Investment Guide to Turbulent Markets book.

[20:24] How to capitalize on a bubble.

[24:08] Financial institutions have led the way during the current stock market rally.

Website:

Nick Sargen

Global Shocks

AMA 170 – Boost or Bust Your Credibility with these Hidden Behavior Cues with Kare Anderson

Jason Hartman talks with Kare Anderson about the nuances of human communication. Kare is an Emmy award winning journalist, reporting for such outlets as NBC, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Huffington Post.

Kare’s TED Talk on becoming an opportunity makers has over a million views, she’s a co-founder of 9 PACs, and author of such books as Mutuality Matters and Moving From Me to We. She’s considered an expert on connective behavior.

Key Takeaways:

[2:32] What does connective behavior mean?

[4:49] Simple ways for people to connect include getting specific sooner, showing warmth before competence, sitting sidle and walking.

[7:33] Create a bigger pie when someone is attacking you.

[8:49] Don’t let other people determine your behavior, plan your own course first

[9:27] A connective leader has the most clout.

[12:05] Look for something you like about someone and keep it in mind every time you see that person.

[16:28] How do journalists like Kare Anderson get people to open up and provide a fuller, richer story during an interview?

[19:50] How did the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Diane Sawyer handle their roles during the interview?

[25:44] To have a meaningful and accomplished life means being grounded and truly listening to other people.

Website:

www.SayItBetter.com

AMA 169 – The American Boomberang: How the World’s Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again with Nick Adams

Jason Hartman talks with Nick Adams, founder and Executive Director of FLAG, the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. The two take some time to discuss Nick’s bestselling book, The American Boomerang: How the World’s Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again. They also delve into their expectations for Trump’s presidency, and Nick explains why he’s of the belief that Trump very well might be a great American president for the next 8 years.

Key Takeaways:

[1:51] The American Boomerang details what Nick thinks an American Renaissance needs to actually take place

[3:41] Nick is a proud Trump supporter, and started reading Trump’s work when he was 11 and read The Art of the Deal

[7:40] The Tall Poppy Syndrome does not apply in the US.

[12:12] American is considered exceptional in the world culturally, militarily, economicly, and scientifically

[15:31] Consumer confidence needs to improve to ramp up the economy

[16:30] 5 key elements America needs to get an economic boomerang

[20:18] What should we expect in President Trump’s 4 years?

Website:

www.flagusa.org

AMA 168 – Following Federal Reserve Policy to Improve Your Financial Returns with American College’s Dr. Robert Johnson

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Johnson, President and CEO of the not for profit American College. Dr Johnson has written Invest with the Fed: Maximizing Your Portfolio Performance by Following Federal Reserve Policy, Strategic Value Investing, and the study “What to Expect When You’re Electing”. The two men investigate market strategies, how one party controlling Congress and the Presidency does to the economy, and how asset classes react to interest rate changes.

Key Takeaways:

[3:08] The reforms the Republican party could bring while controlling two branches of the government

[6:34] Invest with the Fed analyzed how asset and equity classes perform during different interest rate environments.

[9:22] Stock market growth is higher when democratic presidents are serving or when there is political harmony.

[12:00] Long-term perspectives show the economy and the stock market move forward together.

[14:40] The best strategy is a long-term market strategy.

[16:19] Equity real estate investment trusts perform very well during rising rate environments.

[18:14] Will the cost of small business financing go up under a Trump administration?

[21:00] Is this time going to be different?

Website:

www.theamericancollege.edu

AMA 167 – Waffle Street: The Confession & Rehabilitation of a Financier with James Adams

Jason Hartman talks with James Adams, former Waffle House employee and analyst. His new book, Waffle Street: The Confessions & Rehabilitation of a Financier, tells of his time working on Wall Street during the housing market crash. After exiting the modern version of organized crime that is Wall Street, James got a job at Waffle House. His time there led him to write his book (now movie starring Danny Glover).

James explains the central banking system, the ramifications of printing money, and which major nation the next crisis might wipe out.

Key Takeaways:

[1:25] James’ original title for the book

[5:02] While some areas of the book are dramatized, the crisis was on a bigger scale than anyone could imagine.

[6:25] Haphazard underwriting and an improbable US housing decline made many US financial institutions to reassure clients until the crash happened

[9:23] The ripple effects of leverage because of how out of whack rent to home price ratios were

[12:05] James fears the treasury balance sheets of G8 countries could be the cause for another meltdown.

[14:23] Central banks are creating electronic liabilities.

[16:10] What needs to be done to the banks before we can even begin to solve our underlying problems

[21:59] Printing money works until it doesn’t

[22:38] Japan has many factors that are working against their long term success

[23:58] Are options on Japanese debt a good idea?

[26:05] The Waffle Street film is trending well on Netflix and is experiencing good distribution.

[27:10] James has another movie and works as a Senior Research Analyst

Website:

http://www.wafflestreetmovie.com
https://twitter.com/wafflestmovie

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

AMA 165 – A New Light Shines on Real Estate Investing with Gary Pinkerton

Jason Hartman and one of his clients, Gary Pinkerton discuss an article from Vox.com called “27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About the American Economy”. With shifts in recent years regarding productivity, demographics, and inflation, Jason and Gary evaluate what kind of impact this will have on US real estate investing.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] How Gary found Jason

[5:57] Introducing “The 27 Charts that will change how you think about the American economy”

[10:07] The service industry has a crucial indicator for the American standard of living

[13:59] Labor force numbers have been decreasing since 2000

[16:30] Urban areas are one of the few in the country that are growing

[21:05] Inflation-adjusted home prices

[26:18] Construction costs have not been keeping pace with housing prices

[30:42] American retirement no longer means the same thing

Websites:

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com
www.vox.com/new-money/2016/10/10/12933426/27-charts-changing-economy

AMA 164 – The Future of Real Estate Investing Under President Donald Trump with Daren Blomquist

Jason Hartman talks with Daren Blomquist, Senior VP at ATTOM Data Solutions and the Executive Editor of ATTOM’s award-winning Housing News Report. The two look into the impact our new President, Donald Trump, could have on real estate investing, how he might change the economy, and what sort of regulations (or lack thereof) that might impact our investing future.

Key Takeaways:

[1:43] Trump’s presidency could have significant implications for real estate investors and the US economy

[5:55] Lack of real wage growth has created housing affordability issues

[8:46] Low interest rates tend to spure housing bubbles

[11:33] Housing prices keep rising, whereas home ownership is at a 50 year low

[15:43] What would repealing Dodd-Frank do to investing?

[19:11] ATTOM’s Housing News Report examines why big banks are currently exiting the mortgage business

[20:16] The trend of rising foreclosure activity continued in October 2016

[24:29] A $1 trillion infrastructure investment will be a boost for real estate investors.

[25:36] Get a free year of ATTOM’s Housing News Report by emailing [email protected] and mention “Creating Wealth”

Websites:

http://www.realtytrac.com
http://www.realtytrac.com/news/tag/marketing-list
http://www.attomdata.com

AMA 163 – How Investment Opportunities in Real Estate Are Changing in Today’s Financial Environment with Andrew Wright

Jason Hartman talks with Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner at Franklin Street. During his time in real estate, Andrew has been involved in over $1 billion in real estate and finance transactions, as well as more than $800 million in debt resolution.

Jason and Andrew discuss how commercial real estate has had to adjust to the changing social dynamics, and where you might best be investing your money today.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] What to expect from our first real estate president

[4:44] Retail centers have had to substantially change thanks to the internet

[8:16] Warehouse and delivery industries have seen a boon because of the internet bringing in things like same day shipping

[12:39] Andrew gives his opinion on how much more room we might have to grow

[16:48] Andrew dissects the current cap rate availability for commercial real estate

[18:53] The 1 investment Andrew loves today

Website:

www.franklinst.com

AMA 162 – The Conservative Case for Trump with Ed Martin

Jason Hartman talks with Ed Martin, former President of The Eagle Forum and former Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, about his new book, The Conservative Case for Trump.

Jason and Ed discuss what they think Trump’s vision is, the path Trump’s willing to take to do what’s right for our nation, the problems with creating fair trade agreements, and the need to shake things up politically in our nation.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Whether we really need a conservative case for Trump

[4:32] Ed’s stance on free trade

[8:47] Trying to find the right balance when negotiating trade deals

[13:10] Why our nation needs a political shake up

[16:40] The Clintons are the horrible status quo, Trump provides a shift

Website:

www.eagleforum.org
The Conservative Case for Trump

AMA 161 – Real Estate Investing under a Trump Administration with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s James Kuhn

James D. Kuhn is President of New York City’s Newmark Grubb Knight Frank commercial real estate advisory firm. James joined Jason Hartman to discuss how the Trump presidency can shake things up. The two discuss how Trump could impact real estate markets and inflation. They also consider how Trump could help improve job growth if he handles trade policies properly.

Key Takeaways:

[2:03] Trump’s potential impact on real estate

[6:12] Trump’s trade policies will almost certainly provide winners and losers

[11:19] James believes education is the link between lower and middle class

[14:14] Online college should be cheap and accessible for all Americans

[16:14] In today’s market, real estate investors are having trouble finding value

[19:00] When will the Fed allow inflation?

[20:42] Real estate is the last great investment opportunity

[23:09] Do not forget the commandment, thou shall not gamble in real estate investing

Websites:

www.ngkf.com

AMA 160 – The Four Purposes of Life & The Peaceful Warrior with Dan Millman

Dan Millman has authored over 15 books, including his newest book “The Four Purposes of Life”. Jason Hartman talks with Dan about the special life calculator Dan has which can help show your life path by using numbers from your birth date.

Dan is the founder of the Peaceful Warrior’s Way. His work was even transformed into a feature film starring Nick Nolte, called “Peaceful Warrior”.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] Dan’s experience writing The Four Purposes of Life

[4:09] What are the Four Purposes of Life?

[6:26] Purpose #4 – How to attend to the moment

[11:55] How your quality of presence can impact your life

[13:35] Purpose #1 – Learning the lessons of life graciously

[17:31] Purpose #2 – Your career and your calling aren’t always the same

[20:45] Purpose #3 – Discovering your life’s path

[25:25] Why Dan has written his books

[26:05] 12 of lifes required courses

Website:

Everyday Enlightenment

The Four Purposes of Life

AMA 159 – See No Evil, 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle with Breitbart’s Joel Pollak

Joel B. Pollak and Jason Hartman recently got together to discuss Joel’s new book: See No Evil, 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle. Joel is Senior Editor-at-Large and In-House Counsel at Breitbart News in Los Angeles, California, and also Editor of Breitbart California.

Before working for Breitbart, Joel ran for Congress in 2010 as a Republican, Tea Party-backed candidate in Illinois’ 9th district. Joel also worked in South Africa as speechwriter for Leader of the Opposition Tony Leon.

Previously, he has written two books: The Kasrils Affair: Jews and Minority Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa (University of Cape Town Press, 2008), and Don’t Tell Me Words Don’t Matter: How Rhetoric Won the 2008 Presidential Election (Self-published, 2009).

He contributes to Canada’s Sun News Network, and appears frequently on both Fox News and CNN.

Key Takeaways:

[1:56] How liberals are actually the more intolerant group

[6:15] How liberals and conservatives use what Jason refers to as the “monologue vs dialogue” media

[10:10] Why government funds any form of media

[13:35] How violent Hollywood movies and video games seem to get a pass by the media when we discuss gun violence in America

[18:00] Why words matter in regards to labeling and defining serious issues

[22:00] How we’re looking at climate change from the wrong perspective, people are the resource to SOLVE the problem

Websites:

www.twitter.com/joelpollak
www.breitbart.com

AMA 156 – #MAGA – Make America Great Again Podcast on Donald Trump with Mark Anthony Hammond

Jason Hartman talks with Mark Anthony Hammond, host of the Make America Great Again podcast, before the election, about the sensation that is Donald Trump and why he is so popular among the voters. Mark’s podcast (since ended due to unforseen circumstances) was the only podcast dedicated to the idea of “Make America Great Again”.

Key Takeaways:

[2:10] The explosive growth of the #MAGA podcast

[7:20] How feminism has been such a bad deal for women

[11:55] Why globalism is a disease

[16:10] How Obama has given domestic terrorists legitimacy

[20:15] How Democrats treat minorities worse than dogs, and how they’re able to fool them

[25:20] How Bernie and Trump supporters are similar

Website:

MAGA Podcast on iTunes

AMA 155 – Citizens Against Government Waste and the Congressional Pig Book with Tom Schatz

Thomas A. Schatz is president of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and its lobbying affiliate, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW).

Mr. Schatz is a nationally-recognized spokesperson on government waste and has been interviewed on hundreds of radio talk shows from coast to coast.  He is a regularly featured guest on national television news programs and local news broadcasts.  His appearances include ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’s “60 Minutes,” FOX News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” NBC’s “Nightly News,” and PBS’s “The News Hour.”  He was a regularly featured guest on the “Pork Watch” segment of CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”  His editorials on fiscal policy have appeared in publications nationwide, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Schatz has testified numerous times on government waste issues before committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, as well as before state and local legislative and regulatory bodies.

During his 30 years with CAGW, Mr. Schatz has helped make CAGW a “leading government watchdog on fiscally conservative issues, like taxes and earmarks,” according to National Journal. He has been named one of the “top lobbyists” in Washington for the past six years by The Hill. The newspaper also cited CAGW for its leading role in successfully pushing for the congressional earmark moratorium, which was identified as one of the “top 10 lobbying victories” of 2010.

Prior to joining CAGW in 1986, Mr. Schatz spent six years as legislative director for Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr. and two years practicing law and lobbying.

Key Takeaways:

[1:37] This years pork report

[4:00] What Congress has done with spending bills that is creating less transparency and less trust in the system

[8:02] The difference that having a business person in the White House rather than a lawyer/politician might make

[11:55] If people are actually paying attention to local politics

Website Mentioned:

www.cagw.org

AMA 154 – Clinton Cash, The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill & Hillary Rich, The Punisher, Batman, Nightwing, Robin and The Hobbit with Chuck Dixon

Chuck Dixon is a well-known, freelance graphic novel writer who has worked on the Batman series for 11 years for DC, adapted the Hobbit to a comic and adapted the new book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich with hopes of disseminating the information to an entirely new audience. Jason and Chuck talk politics, journalism or the lack of it and conspiracy theories.

Key Takeaways:

[1:19] Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash was adapted into a comic book by Chuck Dixon so the information could reach a wider audience.

[3:01] The Clintons have patterns of behavior which do not bode well for democracy.

[5:26] No one will come forward to rat on the Clintons because they reward loyalty.

[7:27] The Clinton’s relationship with Vladimir Putin allowed Russia to have holdings in uranium mining in the US.

[14:51] Chuck has always wanted to be in comics and spent 11 years doing Batman books for DC Comics.

[19:31] Chuck was required to prove that the characters in his comic book actually represented real things said by the Clintons.

[23:07] Real journalism in non-existent in the US today.

[28:29] Contact information for Chuck Dixon.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich

Chuck Dixon on Facebook

AMA 153 – Brexit & Real Estate, Enduring Success: What We Can Learn from the History of Outstanding Corporations with Christian Stadler

Christian Stadler is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Warwick School of Business, strategy contributor to Forbes magazine and is author of the book Enduring Success: What We Can Learn from the History of Outstanding Corporations. He offers his thoughts and insights about the perception vs. reality of Brexit, immigration and Jason’s second favorite subject, the self-driving car.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Economists agree that Brexit is not a good economic idea, here’s why.

[6:04] It could also be more difficult more difficult to battle terrorism with open borders.

[15:29] Current political positions are considerably right compared to the former government.

[16:58] Immigration is still considered a good thing for the country who accepts the immigrants.

[27:53] Poor immigrants can understand markets and create products that others don’t.

[24:06] Talking points of the possible benefits of the self-driving car.

[29:21] Contact information for Christian Stadler.

Mentioned in This Episode:

http://www.christianstadler.org

AMA 152 – The Problem with Socialism with Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo, Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business, Ludwig Von Mises Institute

Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo is a Professor of Economics at Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business, a Senior Fellow at Mises Institute, a columnist for Lew Rockwell  and author of the new book, The Problem with Socialism. He joins Jason to discuss the problems Socialism creates for the poor and shares examples of how Socialism has failed other countries around the globe.

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] What is the problem with Socialism?

[5:58] Breaking down the scheme of demonizing a class and the belief that taxing the rich will save an economy.

[10:28] The truth about Sweden is when they moved towards Socialism there were no new jobs created for 55 years.

[12:42] Examples of how welfare programs harm the poor by creating a vicious cycle of dependency.

[15:43] How does Socialism cause pollution?

[19:07] Raising the minimum wage was designed to support higher wage union workers.

[23:40] Big corporations have always been behind creating regulations as a way to create monopoly power.

Website Mentioned:

The Problem with Socialism
www.lewrockwell.com