Your weekly reinforcement for the defense of capital markets.
Episode 67: Questions Not to Ask in a Job Interview
David is joined this week by Andrew Crapuchettes, the past CEO of leading labor-economics firm EMSI and the founder and CEO of RedBalloon.Work. Their discussion ranges from what has escalated the present DEI insanity in corporate America to how all of this will play out. Hint: You will be encouraged by where they see this going, as labor and capital share a destination of the most rational application.
Episode 66: The Two Types of Inflation
David is joined this week by Steve Forbes, supply-side hero and flat-tax pioneer, who is the co-author of a brand new book on inflation. Steve and David go deep into the weeds of what matters in American economic policy, and, as always, the objective is intelligible, reasoned discourse, not platitudes and false prophecy.
Episode 65: A Guy Walked into a Bar
David joined this week by Jim Iuorio, Managing Director at TJM Institutional Services and 30-year veteran of markets, to talk about the economy, the Fed, the state of the labor markets, and most importantly, the fate of old-school restaurants. It is not an episode to miss.
Episode 64: The Road to Cronyism
David is joined this week by Dr. Michael Munger, director of the PPE program at Duke University, and author of 'The Road to Crony Capitalism.' They explore the vast problem crony endeavors pose to a market economy, and how a failure to address them with realism and vigor essentially undermines, well, the entire concept of a market economy!
Episode 63: Capital from the Capital
David is joined this week by the architect of the landmark 2017 corporate-tax-reform bill, Congressman Kevin Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee. They discuss current economic conditions, the supply chain, the labor shortage plaguing our economy, and even find a little green shoot of optimism.
Episode 62: Russia and Ukraine: A Primer
David sits down with Rene Aninao of Corbu LLC, a macro-intelligence firm with special expertise in geopolitics, national security, and foreign policy. They unpack the specifics of the Russia-Ukraine impact on commodities, bond yields, equity markets, economic growth, and of course, the rules-based order.
I love this podcast and learn much from it. That said…
“Objection - leading the witness!”
High Value for the Time Investment
This podcast has intelligent speakers who come to share facts and have reasoned debates rather than rhetoric. The pace is comfortable, but not slow. They cover their points thoroughly without beating them. I strongly recommend this for anyone who wants to strengthen their understanding of how our economy works - without being spoon fed a particular point of view.
Smart & Pleasant Host + Great Guests
What a find! David Bahsen is highly knowledgeable about markets and humanity. He complements that knowledge by engaging with great guests whom he actually lets speak. Every conversation is a delight.