Fri, 23 November 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D. in religious studies and award-winning author of 10 books including her newest, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. The two dive in to why being grateful is important, both for the community and the individual. Diana explains the 4 dispositions of gratitude and the health benefits that come from being grateful.
[2:37] Gratitude actually makes you healthier
[7:56] Gratitude functions out of our higher brain, whereas fear functions out of our primal brain. It also helps things in you physically like blood pressure
[11:00] The world has changed and we need to stop acting solely from our fear instincts
[11:59 The 4 dispositions of gratitude
[16:28] Play isn't just about competition, it's about appreciation, movement, and celebration. Ritual celebrations of thanksgiving are important parts of our culture
Fri, 2 November 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Scott Shay, co-found of Signature Bank and author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, about the dangers of our society becoming more cash averse, the degradation of ethics and character, and how we can reverse the course our nation is still on that idolizes money and power.
[1:53] Even after everything we went through in the Great Recession, the banking industry is more consolidated now than it's ever been
[4:43] 60% of bank mergers result in a destruction of bank value
[8:53] The history and purpose of Glass-Steagall
[11:39] Our society is becoming more and more cash averse; what does this mean for us moving forward?
[14:52] There's a degradation of ethics and character today
[19:33] How do we fix our current idolatry of money and power?
[24:08] How Adam Smith and Chapter 19 of Leviticus are similar
Fri, 19 October 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Art Ally, President & Founder of Timothy Plan, about biblically responsible investing. The two unwrap what that truly means, as well as how you can get by on less than you truly think. They also explore more of what the bible tells us in regards to our investing strategy and how Timothy Plan can help.
[2:03] The definition of "biblically responsible investing"
[5:36] We're in a mess because all of our training in handling money has come from the world, not the church.
[9:42] The richest people in the world are often the most miserable
[13:59] It's biblical to diversify your investment, but what does that look like?
Fri, 24 August 2018
SS 111 - Your Life...Well Spent, The Eternal Rewards of Investing Yourself & Your Money in Your Family by Russ Crosson, Ronald Blue Trust
Jason Hartman talks with Russ Crosson, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at Ronald Blue Trust, about how to get a higher return on life, the importance of erring on the side of generosity, enjoying your life based on what you have and enjoying the trip.
[2:22] How faith should inform your finances
[4:08] People will make bad financial investments and not think twice, but when it comes to giving their sometimes over cautious
[8:22] How you need to think about investments vs how a lot of people think about them currently
[10:36] Russ' thoughts on real estate investing
[11:57] Is liquidity in investments really such a great thing?
Fri, 17 August 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Joel Comm, author of the new book The Fun Formula and host of the Bad Crypto Podcast, about his new book The Fun Formula and how subtle changes in our thinking and routine can enable us to design the life we truly desire: one of significance and joy.
They also discuss why he's bullish on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the changes blockchain will bring to our society, ICOs and more.
[2:31] The origin of The Fun Formula
[6:42] You have to leave an opening in your life for the world to fill in some gaps
[10:32] Joel is bullish on both blockchain and cryptocurrencies
[11:47] Blockchain is going to be more disruptive than the smartphone
[15:42] Big money is coming in to cryptocurrencies, what are they doing right now?
[19:29] The current state of the ICO market
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
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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.