Fri, 31 July 2020
Jason Hartman’s guest today is author of Was Jesus A Socialist?, Lawrence W. Reed. Jason and Lawrence clear up some confusion about socialism and communism. As well, Lawrence responds to the question, “Was Jesus A Socialist?” Lawrence goes on to share scripture interpretation and how we can learn about investing or magnifying wealth. Lastly, Hartman and Reed discuss The Great Depression and break down some myths about how it started.
[1:45] Let’s clear up a bit of confusion on the term socialism.
[3:45] How does socialism and communism compare/contrast?
[8:30] Was Jesus a socialist?
[11:00] What can scripture teach us about investing or magnifying wealth?
[14:30] Breaking myths of The Great Depression.
[17:30] Explaining government programs, FDR to present.
[20:45] No society that has ever lost its character, has kept its liberty
Fri, 17 July 2020
Necessity is the mother of all invention, so let’s talk about creative destruction. The world is fast-tracking technology, and everyone is on zoom. The changes to our everyday culture have changed due to coronavirus. Jason and Evan discuss being adaptable to your environment and how to position yourself properly.
What is a rentier ränˈtyā? Be a part of the elite, provide a service and safety, and understand the concept of economy rent.
[3:00] Necessity is the mother of invention, talking about creative destruction.
[4:15] Location isn’t as important anymore: the big city has less draw. You can live anywhere in the world now with the work-from-home application.
[8:15] You’ve got to be adaptable in an environment like this.
[9:45] The answer to any reasonable question is yes.
[10:00] The Rentier Class
[17:00] Some economic ideas, even Keynesian ideas, are counterintuitive.
[18:30] Understanding the concept of economic rent being in the rentier class.
[22:45] When you buy a house, you are purchasing an asset that cannot be duplicated.
[27:16] Compared to the amount of money creating, inflation has been low.
[35:00] Briefly, how can investors profit from multi-generational living?
Fri, 10 July 2020
In the US, we live an economy that is 70% consumer spending. Where one sees frugality as a virtue, they now view it as a vice. Jason Hartman and Rabbi Moffic discuss the Paradox of Thrift and how we should approach spending, saving, and investing in these pandemic times. When we dissect capitalism, communism, marxism, socialism, etc., do any of these reflect hints of something natural?
[2:15] Jason and Evan talk about the Paradox of Thrift.
[7:15] Frugality was once looked at as a virtue but is now viewed as a vice.
[9:15] Capitalism, communism, marxism, socialism. Are any of these natural?
[15:00] The paradox of thrift; We have to spend money to keep the economy going, but we also have to save money to build wealth.
[20:00] There are no fiscally conservative politicians anymore.
[23:00] The circular flow economic model relies on the velocity of money.
[24:35] Can we ever become savers again?
[27:00] Say’s Law; production of something creates demand for something else.
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