Wall St for Main St interviewed Jeff Brown, who is the editor of 44 Days. Jeff is a China Analyst who lives in Beijing and he was able to give us an unique insight on what is happening to the Chinese economy and social structure.
In this podcast, we discussed the volatility in the China stock exchanges, the latest on China real estate market and the so called ghost cities and the rise of robotics. Plus much more!
Check out Jeff's web site at www.44days.net
Wall St for Main St welcomed back Andrew Henderson, he is the Founder of Nomad Capitalist! In this podcast, we discussed why Andrew gave up his multimillion dollar business and moved abroad to start Nomad Capitalist. We also discussed how the U.S. is deteriorating economically and socially. Andrew will share his advice for people that want to live abroad as well. Plus much more!
In this episode, Jason and Eric go in depth about robotics and automation and Martin Ford's new book on the subject, Rise of the Robots is talked about extensively. The book, Rise of the Robots, may be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Robots-Tec... or on audio book on Audible.
Additional references about automation and robotics used or talked about in this podcast include:
Many more academic white papers available on the subject, just Google " jobs lost to robots statistics."
Also, take a look at the short You Tube documentary on robots and automation, Humans Need Not Apply.
Jason and Eric extensively discuss robotics, why robots are improving so quickly now compared to decades past, what industries they might disrupt first and how to protect yourself from losing your income to automation and robotics.
If you have additional ideas for show topics, comments or want to nominate a politician, bureaucrat or government agent for Scumbag of the Week Award, please use #welcometodystopia to get a hold of us on Twitter.
Welcome to Dystopia logo contest is still ongoing.
Article from this week's scumbag of the week award referencing training in China for handling corruption scandals: http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-tycoon...
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on first time guest, money manager and financial expert Ed Butowsky. Ed's full extensive and impressive bio can be found here: http://www.edbutowsky.com/.
Ed has 25 years of experience working in the financial industry and he created the Chapwood Inflation Index http://www.chapwoodindex.com/ to better accurately measure inflation in the US compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (CPI).
During this 20+ minute interview, Jason asks Ed about the problems with the CPI and why it no longer measures inflation accurately.
Ed talks about all the games with the inflation formula, substitution, hedonics, geometric weighting, and not counting the basic Core items we need to survive like food, etc in the index.
Jason then asks Ed for the methodology how he calculates his Chapwood Inflation Index.
Jason asks Ed if he views the real economy as stuck in a worsening stagflation?
Ed thinks we have entered a new type of stagflation that will get much worse going forward. He says the real economy is bad.
To wrap up the interview, Jason asks Ed about financial education among professional athletes and about why professional athletes go bankrupt despite their very high incomes?
Jason and Ed also discuss about beating inflation with your investments.
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on first time guest, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Smart Knowledge U https://www.smartknowledgeu.com/, JS Kim. JS lives in Singapore now.
During this 40+ minute interview, Jason asks JS Kim about unsound money and why in his 2010 book, The Golden Gift, he calls unsound money "the root of all economic discontent in the world."
Jason and JS talk about how the long the people in power have been able to kick the can down the road, if China will go onto a full gold standard, how much gold China really has and Asian gold demand.
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on first time guest, technology analyst, investor and founder of Disruptive Tech Research http://www.disruptivetechresearch.com/, Louis Basenese.
Louis' full bio can be found here: http://www.disruptivetechresearch.com...
During this 30+ minute interview, Jason asks Louis about the 3d printing industry and why despite the many cool news stories coming out about new uses for 3 printing how the 3d printing stocks continue to fall.
Louis expects further consolidation in the industry along with M&A from larger tech giants like HP to look into buying 3d printing companies in the near future.
Next, Jason and Louis discuss robotics and whether the world has entered the golden age of robotics.
Jason and Louis talk about investing opportunities in robotics as well as what types of jobs the robotics industry could potentially replace quickly.
After robotics, Jason asks Louis about cyber security. Louis says it's good news for cyber security companies with all the news stories of hacks and data breaches seemingly not stopping in the news. Louis thinks companies will have to keep increasing their budgets for cyber security protection and thinks there's a large bull market there will lots of good investments.
Jason then asks Louis about virtual reality and the Oculus Rift VR headset that will be included in X Box One.
Louis thinks VR headsets will be used for more than just next generation video games.
Drones, Driver-less Cars, Bitcoin and the Block Chain technology are also discussed and Jason wraps up the interview by asking Louis what are some his his favorite most disruptive technologies for the next five years?
Louis says we will be harnessing Nicola Tesla's technology to charge wirelessly from 10-30 feet away in as soon as 1-2 years.
Jason Burack and Eric Dubin were back for another podcast of their new show covering markets, current events and political corruption.
They have decided to name this new show, Welcome to Dystopia. Jason and Eric talk about Dystopia, what it means, its different scenarios, and how the title is mean to be funny and sarcastic.
Jason and Eric discuss what they hope to do what the podcast, why the title makes sense and they have a new contest for creative and artistic listeners.
Please create a new Welcome to Dystopia logo we can use for podcast backgrounds and possibly t shirts down the line.
Maybe we can have the "Welcome to Dystopia" catch phrase become popular and used in everyday like like "Who is John Galt?" was used in the dystopian US in Atlas Shrugged.
Jason and Eric answer a listener question about when the SHTF (shit will hit the fan) and what signs can we tell that something major is coming in the next 1-3 months?
Jason and Eric also discuss whether Greece will default or whether the banks holding Greece's debt or derivatives based on Greece will be bailed out instead?
Jason and Eric also discuss other topics including George Soros, Hillary Clinton and the Cyber Security breaches at the IRS and the federal government.
Wall St for Main St welcomed back Jeff Nielson, who is the editor of Bullion Bulls Canada. In this podcast, we discussed if the Federal Reserve have any ammo left if the economy crash again. Also, we talked about the gold/silver market and the ongoing manipulation by the central banks. Plus much more!
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on Jason Hamlin, editor of Gold Stock Bullhttp://goldstockbull.com/ to talk about precious metals, precious metal mining stocks and where else he sees good investments in the markets right now.
Here's Jason Hamlin's full bio: Jason Hamlin is the founder of Gold Stock Bull. Mr. Hamlin has a background analyzing charts and trends for the world’s largest market research company, is versed in fundamental and technical analysis and has consulted to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Jason is a cycles investor, student of Austrian economics and speaks regularly at investment conferences throughout North America. The Gold Stock Bull newsletter is focused on finding junior mining companies that are undervalued relative to their peers.
During this 20+ minute interview, Jason asks Jason about the long and painful correction in gold price and if he thinks the cyclical bear market is coming to an end based on his cycles research.
Jason thinks gold has bottomed or is very close to bottoming and Jason discusses why he thinks gold stocks have bottomed.
Jason asks Jason how long gold and silver miners can continue to produce at a loss when limited to no capital is available?
Jason Hamlin gives some gold stock picks along with some other interesting stock picks in other commodities sectors.
Jason also discusses technology and why he likes cyber security stocks a lot long term.
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on first time guest, editor of The Corbett Reporthttps://www.corbettreport.com/, James Corbett. James has lived in Japan for many years and James is also an editor/writer for The International Forecaster, which Bob Chapman used to write for many years before he passed away.
During this 40+ minute interview, Jason asks James about Japanese culture, Japan's economy, inflation in Japan (CPI is played with there too like everywhere else) and also what's really happening at the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Jason and James discuss whether China really wants to 100% back its currency with gold and put the RMB on a gold standard or if China is merely content with accumulating more and more physical gold as insurance and savings to protect its other (paper) trade surplus investments.
James has great insights on Japanese culture and about China and Asia.
To wrap up the interview, Jason asks James if he thinks China has a good relationship with the US government and Wall St bankers?
Please subscribe with WS4MS at our web site at www.wallstformainst.com
Wall St for Main St welcomed back John Rubino! He is the editor of Dollarcollapse.com and co-authored The Money Bubble with James Turk. In this pdocast, we discussed the recent annoucement by G7 to include the Chinese Yuan in the SDR and implication it will have on the dollar and the gold market. Plus, we talked about the devaluation of the Yen and if it will bring deflation to the U.S. economy. Plus much more!
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on returning guest, Head of Research at Gold Moneyhttps://www.goldmoney.com/ Alasdair Macleod http://www.financeandeconomics.org/
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE AUDIO QUALITY AND PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OR SO OF THE INTERVIEW! WE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH SKYPE CALLING ALASDAIR IN ENGLAND.
During this 40+ minute interview, Jason asks Alasdair if he thinks China will announce a gold reserves update about its official public government gold holdings.
Before Alasdair answers that question, he provides some background. Alasdair thinks the Chinese government/PBOC started accumulating massive tonnage of gold in the early to mid 1990s as it was getting ready to join the WTO.
Alasdair does think China will update its official gold holdings soon but that China doesn't care very much if its currency gets into the SDR.
Alasdair thinks China will eventually partially back its currency with gold (fractional gold standard?) and that China plans a separate SDR with other Asian economies.
Jason and Alasdair also discuss where is the gold coming from, the financial struggles of gold miners, why deflation can't last for a long period of time and why it hasn't ever lasted in modern history for more than a few years and other interesting topics.
They also discuss if the crack up boom has already started.
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on first time guest, Butcoin entrepreneur and investor, Erik Voorhees @ErikVoorhees http://moneyandstate.com/.
Erik is currently CEO of ShapeShift.io and has ran or worked at other Bitcoin and block chain companies. Erik is also a Libertarian.
During this 25+ minute conversation, Jason asks Eric how he became a Libertarian.
Erik says he slowly noticed all the laws government was making about what people can and can't do and he became fed up.
Jason then asks Erik how he found Bitcoin initially?
Erik found Bitcoin and learned all he can about the technology. Despite not being a computer programmer or coder, Erik was able to find jobs and management positions at Bitcoin companies because he excelled at marketing.
Jason then asks Erik many questions about Bitcoin like what industries can the block chain technology disrupt, can governments kill Bitcoin, are regulators in the US already over-regulating Bitcoin and is he worried that Wall St and Silicon Valley are now both embracing Bitcoin?
Jason and Erik discuss the differences between Bitcoin and gold and whether they compete or compliment each other?
To wrap up the interview, Jason asks Erik about his entrepreneurial success and what skills he thinks entrepreneurs need to achieve success.