Tue, 21 November 2017
I've decided to do a short show today since, well, the news sucks. Frankly, I'm sick of hearing about the latest sexual misconduct accusations that are now being levied against everyone you can think of. Even Charlie Rose is being accused of some ridiculous and outrageous behavior.
But there is a decent article about the number of older millennials who are still living at home or with relatives. Most commentators would use the story to complain about the younger generation, their lack of ambition, sense of entitlement or some other negative connotation.
Instead, I'd like to use it as a teachable moment shed some light on why it's happening and what can be done to ensure you get a job and keep a job regardless of how old you are.
The truth is, today's youth is no different than when I was growing up. People made the same claims about the Gen X'ers as they do about millennials today. It's just human nature.
So enjoy your holiday. I'm off the rest of the week. See you Monday!!
Mon, 20 November 2017
So I'm in California working on a deal that will allow the JSP to expand to the next level and become the kind of show we all want it to be and while visiting with my ad partners at Westwood One, I as offered a ticket to the American Music Awards.
Now, pop culture is not something I follow closely and pop music, not at all, but I thought, "How many times do you get the chance to attend a big event like the AMA's for free?"
So I went.
I had a really great time, and I was proud of the producers for keeping politics out of the event. I think everyone is getting a little tired of the overlap. I talk about politics all day, and I know when I put on the ball game or go to a concert the last thing I want to hear some celebrities opinion on current events.
It looks like the AMA's are tired of it too because the event was really focused on the music and celebrating some really talented artists.
But enough of that, let's talk about some politics.
I read an article from Forbes this morning talking about the GOP tax cuts, and I thought I'd use it as a teaching tool to point out the way Keynesians think about taxes and interest rates. I also think it's a great example of how little people actually understand about economics.
After that, I'll talk a little about bitcoin, and then we'll finish up with the mess in Baltimore. It turns out they've cordoned off sections of the city and are violating 4th amendment protections all in the name of protecting its citizens.
It's another example of government violating your constitutional protections and telling you its good for you. LOL
Fri, 17 November 2017
Yesterday I went on a tirade over the wall to wall coverage of the various sex scandals hitting the news. It's all partisan, and none of it matters.
Last night while I was trolling the interwebs looking for good stories I ran across the infamous picture of Al Franken "groping." a young actress and model back in 2006.
Up until then, I'd only heard the conservative commentary about the incident on the radio. To listen to them tell it, Franken fondled some poor woman while she was sleeping and had some idiot take pictures of it but the image itself shows a very different story.
When I saw the photo I got angry...really angry and I started doing some research, and it turns out the real tragedy, the real crime wasn't what's shown in the photo but what happened before, and after the incident.
I'll run through the entire story today and give you some perspective you won't get from Main Stream Talk.
Thu, 16 November 2017
You've got to go way back into the archives to find the last time we talked about the Australian economy but thanks to an incredible article by a guy named Matt Barrie we're going to talk about it today.
I highly suggest you read the entire article. It can be found at:
I'm only going to cover the first 8-10 pages on the show today, but it's well worth reading the entire thing.
We are on the verge of the most significant economic catastrophes the world has ever seen, and it may very well originate in China.
What does that mean for you? How will it all shake out? We'll discuss everything on the show today.
This is one of those episodes you don't want to miss. It's one you need to share.
See you tomorrow!
Wed, 15 November 2017
It should come as no surprise that comedian turned political hack Al Frankin is now advocating for government censorship of social media.
Apparently, he believes social media has gotten too big to be managed by the companies that run the platforms. His solution? The government should decide what gets posted and what doesn't.
Anyone else find it humorous that Frankin thinks government would do a better job of managing social media than the media companies themselves?
Great show today! Share it with a friend!
Tue, 14 November 2017
In the last couple of weeks, I've been focused on taxes, the economy and the current social state of America.
Part of what we're dealing with is a highly partisan society that puts "team" politics ahead of good judgment and sound policy.
Take the current tax plan for example. Nobody in their right mind could look objectively at what Republicans have produced and thought its a good idea.
Then there's the controversy surrounding. Roy Moore and his alleged sexual misconduct with young women 30 years ago.
Finally, you've got the story of Rand Paul who now has six broken ribs thanks to his neighbor who attacked him for, as of yet, unknown reasons.
There's a breakdown happening in society. We've lost a sense of our own humanity, and if we don't get it back, if we don't teach it to our children we're going to end up going over the cliff.
P.S. Well over half the spots have been filled to my Trading Mastery program. If you still want to sign up NOW IS THE TIME.
Mon, 13 November 2017
I love days like today. We've got some interesting articles that allow for some great story and commentary.
I also go into a little rant about the 5 Principles of Liberty.
If you're listening to today's show and are looking for the link to my Trading Mastery Program here's the link:
Over half the spots are already full, so you need to sign up quickly.
Fri, 10 November 2017
I always love listening to politicians talk about bills they're championing. You'd think everything they did was a monumental achievement that was changing the course of human existence and improving the lives of every American.
It's all B.S. Half the time the things they're taking credit for are just ideas and the other half of the time they're lying about what they're really doing.
Take the current tax bill the Senate is voting on. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is calling it an "extraordinary accomplishment."
Is it? Hardly. What the Republicans have created is a budget that ads 1.5 trillion dollars to the deficit, reduces the tax burden to corporations and high earners while doing nothing for the middle class.
You may think I sound like a Democrat, and maybe today I do, but this bill is garbage. Taxation is theft. If you're going to reduce the theft, I'm all for it, but do it equally so everyone benefits and don't cut taxes only to borrow the difference and lay it on our children and grandchildren.
Republicans produced a turd, and they're trying to convince you it's a diamond. Don't be fooled.
Thu, 9 November 2017
It seems like the last few months have been a blur. I've been traveling so much the show has had to take a back seat to other responsibilities.
That sucks because this show has always been a passion project for me and the passion is still there. But I've got some good news...
First, it would appear, at least for the rest of the month, I'm going to be behind the mic every day. It's back to the old routine, and that's going to feel good.
Second, As I look into next year, I've decided I want to make the show my primary focus. For three years I've done the show part-time as a labor of love, but if this show is ever going to have the impact, I want it's going to take a full-time effort.
Right now I'm working with advertisers and partners to help make this possible, and I could not be more excited. A move to a full-time show means not only do you get the show, five days a week, but it also means I'll have time for all the little things you've been asking for like short video clips, in-depth interviews, and live events. I may even hit a speaking event or two. :)
The bottom line is this; I just want to say thank you for your patience and commitment to this show and the ideas we promote. I know it might seem like my commitment has wained in the last few months but nothing could be further from the truth. I want to blow this show up into one of the most significant political and economic voices in America, and I could not do it without you.
Now, how about some news!
Since I've been gone, I haven't had the chance to comment on the recent shooting in Texas. I've been watching a lot of coverage, and for some reason, the media wants to focus on bump stock legislation and mental health screenings.
You've got voices with varying political and social interests trying to spin the shooting to fit their agenda, and I don't feel like there are very many people having an honest discussion about gun violence and how we fix it.
So today I'll spend a chunk of the show giving you my thoughts on guns, background checks, mental health and how we solve the explosion in violence we see, not just here in America but around the world.
Wed, 8 November 2017
You likely know him as Johnny Rocket from The Johnny Rocket Launchpad. I know him as my friend Johnny Adams, and I wanted to have him on the show to talk about a new passion project he's been working on.
It's called Liberty Force, and it's a comic book that teaches some ideas about liberty to anyone willing to give it a read.
Johnny wrote and designed the entire comic, and it's designed for all ages. Check it out at http://www.LibertyForcecomic.com and buy a couple for yourself, your kids and a friend!