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Get an edge with the Hidden Forces podcast. Media entrepreneur and financial analyst Demetri Kofinas uses a financial and cultural lens to help you draw meaningful connections, challenge consensus narratives, and formulate solutions to complex problems—empowering you to make smarter decisions.

Hidden Forces Demetri Kofinas

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    • 4.9 • 152 Ratings

Get an edge with the Hidden Forces podcast. Media entrepreneur and financial analyst Demetri Kofinas uses a financial and cultural lens to help you draw meaningful connections, challenge consensus narratives, and formulate solutions to complex problems—empowering you to make smarter decisions.

    Index Funds, ETFs, & the Passive Investing Revolution | Robin Wigglesworth

    Index Funds, ETFs, & the Passive Investing Revolution | Robin Wigglesworth

    In Episode 216, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Robin Wigglesworth, the Financial Times global finance correspondent about the history of passive investing and its evolution into what some argue has become a market-distorting phenomenon that is making markets less efficient by inhibiting price discovery and concentrating power in the hands of an increasingly smaller number of index fund managers and purveyors of indices.

    • 48 min
    Andrew Yang on His Forward Party and the Rise of a New Political Consensus

    Andrew Yang on His Forward Party and the Rise of a New Political Consensus

    In Episode 215, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Andrew Yang, Founder of the Forward Party, about his decision to leave the democratic party and his run for president in 2020.

    Demetri and Andrew discuss the Forward Party's platform and delve into many of Yang's reform recommendations including ranked-choice voting, open primaries, term limits, campaign reform, the news media, crypto, and of course, universal basic income: one-thousand dollars for every man and woman in America.

    • 46 min
    Uncontrolled Spread: How COVID-19 Crushed Us & How to Fight the Next Pandemic | Scott Gottlieb

    Uncontrolled Spread: How COVID-19 Crushed Us & How to Fight the Next Pandemic | Scott Gottlieb

    In Episode 214, Demetri Kofinas speaks with fmr. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb about his new book “Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us & How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic.”
    Topics include a discussion about the nature of the virus itself, the efficacy and safety of mRNA vaccines, alternative treatments (e.g., ivermectin), media censorship of alternative therapies, ways to improve our public health institutions, and much more.

    • 57 min
    How Washington Works in the New Gilded Age | David Wessel

    How Washington Works in the New Gilded Age | David Wessel

    In Episode 213, Demetri Kofinas speaks with David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and author of “Only the Rich Can Play: How Washington Works in the New Gilded Age.”

    Wessel tells the story of the creation of a new set of lucrative tax breaks known as “Opportunity Zones” and what their passage into law tells us about how financial and political power is wielded in Washington.

    • 41 min
    Wireless Wars: China’s Dangerous Domination of 5G | Jon Pelson

    Wireless Wars: China’s Dangerous Domination of 5G | Jon Pelson

    In Episode 212, Demetri Kofinas speaks with telecom industry veteran and author of “Wireless Wars,” Jon Pelson, about how American companies invented cellular technology, transferred that technology to China, and then sat by and watched as their Chinese competitors drove them out of business.

    • 49 min
    A Nihilist’s Guidebook for the Modern Investor | Demetri Kofinas

    A Nihilist’s Guidebook for the Modern Investor | Demetri Kofinas

    In Episode 211, Demetri Kofinas shares his recent appearance on “The Empire’s New Clothes,” a documentary series where host Bradford Pope McArthur examines the cyclical forces that make and break empires and tries to answer the big questions of how we got here as a society and what might be in store for us in the years to come.

    Topics include global macro, cryptocurrencies, geopolitics, and more.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Dr JR Donald ,

Favourite podcast

I am so thankful for this podcast during my commute. Time flies. Always thoughtful and interesting.

LaSpalla84 ,

Wide-ranging subject podcast, each deeply researched.

Will you always agree with Demetri or his guests? No and you shouldn’t, but will you always have something to think about or challenge your own biases/opinions on the subject? Yes and this is why it is a great podcast.

This podcast is worth the costs and each and every subject is deeply researched by Demetri.

GestaltU ,

Tier 1 content

Some of the highest quality, most thoughtful content available in any medium. Demetri is consistently prepared, cogent and relevant. Highly recommend.

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