Fri, 4 May 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Whaples, Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Wake Forest University and co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review. The two discuss the current Pope's world view and the nature of the Catholic church today.
[1:58] What is Pope Francis' world view?
[6:23] How the economy is connected to the environment in the Pope's world view
[12:02] Do we need environmental regulations and taxes?
[13:49] Have we just exported our pollution?
[19:05] Where does the Catholic church come in on the uneven playing fields of markets and oligarchies
Mon, 5 February 2018
Jason Hartman welcomes Connor Boyack, author of the Tuttle Twins children's book series, and founder of Libertas Insitute, to discuss the need for education about our rights and liberties to be taught to children at a young age. The Tuttle Twin series is aimed at taking important pieces of adult literature and distilling them into key points to emphasize in a way a child can understand.
Jason and Connor dive into subject matter including how government and powerful entities erode our freedoms through fear, whether cryptocurrencies will stick around for the long haul, and how we can actually act to improve our situation.
[2:23] Critical thinking is on the outs in our society
[5:07] The way the system has been set up is totally rigged and takes too much effort to fully understand
[9:05] As a society we have no incentives to change our ways
[11:03] Connor's life as a prepper was not a healthy one, and why he likes cryptocurrency
[14:15] Jason doesn't believe cryptocurrency will truly catch on because it's a director competitor with central banks and governments
[18:29] Will governments shut down cryptocurrencies?
[21:31] The government is eroding our freedoms in the name of "protecting the little people"
[25:04] Some more subtle ways in which our fears are being used against us, such as avian flu, swine flu, Y2K, etc
[28:26] Europe has become a disaster through socialism, immigration, and political correctness
[29:54] Connor's long play to improve society
www.TuttleTwins.com (promo code "liberty")
The flip side of having individual liberty is having personal responsibility and accountability
Fri, 26 January 2018
SS 107 - How the Government Can Suppress Religious Teaching Using the Prison System with Dr. Dino, Kent Hovind
Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Dino, Kent Hovind, who was arrested and sentenced to prison for what he believes was teaching creationism. Kent is a "young earther" who teaches the earth only being around 6,000 years old. While he was beign arrested he heard the police referring to one of his DVDs. Afterward his charges were for "structuring" which is normally used to catch drug dealers.
Listen in as Jason and Kent discuss Kent's case, as well as how the government continues to overstep their bounds.
[2:11] Kent's experience with the prison industrial complex
[7:37] The justice system is just a giant corporation
[11:15] Our liberties are being eroded slowly left and right, and it could happen to you at any time
[13:32] You have to be careful when the government starts moving toward being the all powerful being
[16:50] Why Kent thinks he was targeted
[20:08] We can't hope to regulate every single way that people can kill other people
[23:42] It's important to know what your opponents end goal is
[28:23] Algorithms like Facebook and Google's should be made public so we know why we are and are not seeing things
Fri, 5 January 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Rob Bell, one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2011 and author of Love Wins, about the bible's views on entrepreneurship, what we should be doing with the wealth we accumulate, and what we can learn from King Solomon's story.
The two also discuss how good things can become victims of their own success and lead to people simply doing the same things as before to sustain the system rather than trying to improve life like it was initially.
[2:21] You can truly love something that completely exhausts you
[3:12] What the bible tells us about entrepreneurship
[8:59] Business relationships between seller and customer should be win-win
[11:22] The question Hebrew scholars ask about Solomon's story
[14:54] Institutions naturally bend toward self-preservation
[19:15] The gap between the haves and the have-nots is creating new levels of frustration and anger
The bible is a very sharp critique of wealth and power when it is not used to help those who need it most
For those of us in the developed world...everything we do to help empower those that need it...does make the world more safe
Wed, 3 January 2018
Jason Hartman is proud to announce the latest addition to the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property event, Ken McElroy.
Ken is a Rich Dad Advisor and entrepreneur who is an expert in investment analysis, property management, and property development. He's responsible for over $700 million investment dollars in real estate.
Ken is the author of the best-selling books The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, The ABC’s of Property Management, and most recently his book on entrepreneurship: The Sleeping Giant.
Mon, 1 January 2018
2018's Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America's foremost advocate for libery) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.
Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He's also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.
Fri, 29 December 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Ryan Schellhous, founder at IndigoSpire CPAs & Advisors, about the new tax plan. The two start off with a 30,000 foot overview of the plan, then drill down into specific components of the plan as they figure out who is going to be helped and who may not see as much of a benefit under the plan. Ryan explains the biggest revenue raisers and "losers" under the new bill, and some of the most important pieces that will impact individual filers.
[3:23] The 30,000 foot overview of the GOP Tax Reform
[5:18] Will this tax reform create a repatriation of wealth back to the US?
[9:09] The move that mobilized the GOP forces toward tax reform
[11:06] The 2nd most important thing in the tax plan was the widening of tax brackets and lowering of rates for individuals
[13:16] The standard deducation has been increased, which should increase the number of simple 1040s being filed
[16:17] The single largest revenue raiser in the entire bill
[18:29] The change in mortgage interest deductions could cause a dampening in the high end real estate market
[20:59] The Alternative Minimum Tax isn't gone, but it's gone through an overhaul
[22:50] Pass-through businesses are getting a 20% deduction
[29:49] The accelerated bonus depreciation is enormous for real estate investors
[33:21] Changes to the 1031 Exchange rule
[37:24] The carried interest rules have changed as well, impacting the hedge fund managers trading techniques
[39:13] 529 plans (education plans for children) can now be used to pay for private schools
[39:47] Some tax changes that were EXPECTED but didn't end up happening
Fri, 8 December 2017
There seems to be a new cryptocurrency popping up every week, with markets being discovered, and new algorithms occurring all the time. There's a new player in town, however, and it's serving a market that so far has been avoided, and that's Christianity.
Jason Hartman talks with Luke Forstmann, co-founder of Christ Coin, about what his cryptocurrency is based on, how you get it, how their currency actually gives back to communities, and the plethora of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) that are popping up.
[1:21] How the cryptocurrency craze now is similar to the internet craze in the late-90s, early 2000s
[3:55] What is an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), and when does it happen?
[9:05] What happened during Christ Coin's ICO?
[9:55] How do you set the initial price on something like Christ Coin?
[12:07] What is the LifeChange platform Christ Coin is utilizing?
[15:54] How do you get/earn Christ Coins?
[19:30] What it means when you buy Christ Coins, and how you can track its impact
Wed, 4 October 2017
Sunday night in Las Vegas shook the town and, tragically, saw the loss of life to over 50 and caused injuries to over 400 participants at the Route91 Christian Music Festival. The deranged gunman who fired at them was shooting from the Mandalay Bay hotel, where Jason Hartman happened to be attending a meeting.
Jason took some time Monday evening to reflect on his experience as the realization dawned on him, and the other meeting attendees, that someone was shooting at people on the ground. He also talks to his friend, Larry, who stayed at the meeting a little longer and ended up being locked into the hotel and having to spend the night in the meeting room. Larry tells about the scare they received in the room, how the situation was handled, and when he was allowed to leave.
[1:13] Hearing the gunshots from the balcony of the meeting room, and the slow realization that something was horribly wrong
[5:40] The biggest terrorist attack in the US since 9/11 and the fear that the next one will be even bigger
[8:38] The moment where Larry and his meeting attendees thought the shooter was outside their door
[15:12] What happened when everyone was released and the security measures during the night
"I just never in my life thought I would witness some terrible tragedy like this"
Fri, 1 September 2017
Jason talks with Elisabeth Embry, host of the Women Investing Network Podcast, about what's going on in the world of real estate and inflation right now. They discuss some linear, hybrid, and cyclical markets, as well as the influence of foreign investors in the US real estate landscape.
[1:48] What Jason learned on his 7 week vacation/trip to Europe
[5:50] The patterns of countries like Japan and the importance of demographics
[10:15] Whether "this time it's different" is at all applicable in this cycle, or if it's just wishful thinking before a bubble bursts
[14:25] Donald Trump is loosening the flood gates of money, and how it will effect real estate investing
[12:03] The impact that foreign investment has on US markets
[26:48] A lot of the invisible inflation can be seen is by the rise of self-service
[32:01] We've got to stop viewing minimum wage jobs as careers