Are we headed for a “crack-up-boom” as originally described by Austrian economist Mises in the 1920s, or can we avoid it? You’ll not want to miss this week’s Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio show when your host, Dennis Tubbergen talks with guest Mr. Jeffrey Tucker. Tucker says, “whether we will or not” is the bigger question. Just like economists in Weimar Germany thought they were smarter, today’s economists appear to have forgotten the lessons about the relationship between quantitative measures of money and prices.
Jeffrey A. Tucker is the Founder and President of the Brownstone Institute and the author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press and ten books in 5 languages, most recently Liberty or Lockdown. He is also the editor of The Best of Mises. He speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture. https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Lockdown-Jeffrey-Tucker/dp/1630692123.
There’s a great deal of anticipatory borrowing and inventory building that’s going on driven by this mortal fear of not having enough stuff for Christmas. Retailers have been encouraging people to buy ahead, and saw we just had reports from Walmart and Target that their inventories have really leaped. Our guest this week on Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio is Dr. A. Gary Shilling, who tells your host Dennis Tubbergen, that he believes that inflation is transitory and will subside leaving retailers in the position of having to ultimately discount prices to unload the excess inventory. Listen in to get Dr. Shilling’s forecast for the markets and our economy.
Dr. A. Gary Shilling is an American financial analyst and commentator who appears on a regular basis in publications such as Forbes magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of the monthly newsletter INSIGHT, and the book “The Age of Deleveraging”.
Companies are so desperate for workers that they’re doing things they never thought they would do. Like doing away with drug tests, checking the educational credentials, and calling references. This week on Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio, our guest Mr. John Rabino talks with your host Dennis Tubbergen about the labor shortage, wage inflation, and the disastrous consequences for both the US and world economy.
John Rubino manages the financial website DollarCollapse.com. He is the co-author, with GoldMoney’s James Turk, of The Money Bubble, and The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It, and author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom. After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a money market trader, equity analyst, and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He currently writes for CFA Magazine.
The reality is, that Congress has spent the last two years violating every legitimate rule of reason to monetary and fiscal policy. They have pumped 8 trillion dollars of unbacked credit into the system in the last 18 months…so, of course, inflation is going through the roof. This week on Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio, your host, Dennis Tubbergen, is joined by frequent guest, Mr. Karl Denninger. They discuss inflation, labor shortages, and the probability of this degenerating into essentially uncontrolled violence if our government doesn’t correct the damage they’ve done.
Mr. Karl Denninger is an American technology businessman, finance blogger, author, and political activist, sometimes referred to as a founding member of the Tea Party movement. Mr. Denninger is the author of the book Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World.
Woodrow Wilson is regarded by many as being the worst President in US history, although some would say that the current occupant of the White House is giving him a run for his money. Just over 100 years ago, under Wilson, the income tax became law, the Federal Reserve was created, and an ever-growing government led to deficit spending and reckless money printing led to inflation that reached 12-13%. Our guest this week on Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio is Lawrence Reed. Your host Dennis Tubbergen talks with Larry about the current state of the economy, the similarities to the past, and the path back to a prosperous country where individual freedom and liberty are restored.
Lawrence W. Reed is FEE’s President Emeritus, Humphreys Family Senior Fellow, and Ron Manners Global Ambassador for Liberty, having served for nearly 11 years as FEE’s president (2008-2019). He is the author of the 2020 book, “Was Jesus a Socialist?”, as well as Real Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction, and Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism.