Tom Sosnoff and Dylan Ratigan reunite for a weekly podcast, ranting on everything from sports and investing to politics and monetary policy.
The Re-emergence of Labor
Income inequality and the fall of organized labor go hand-in-hand. The last 40 years have seen a growth in income disparity and fall in the power of organized labor. Supply chain shortages are shifting the balance of power back toward labor. This might be good for reducing income inequality but will it have a longer term fundamental impact on economic growth rates? On this week’s podcast, Tom and Dylan discuss the reemergence of labor and the need to see them as an asset, not a cost.
The Gruden Standard
What is the statute of limitations on offensive comments? Clearly, there are degrees of offense and some things should absolutely not be tolerated. We hold NFL coaches like John Gruden to a standard. But what about when people run for President? What about corporate CEOs who said something offensive in college? We selectively apply reach-back justice. How do you create a standard that’s fair so everyone is held accountable? Tom and Dylan discuss this and more.
Does Size Matter?
Is Facebook the problem or are we? Mark Zuckerberg created a platform that delivers communication in an instant. Is it the fault of his creation that distortion has found its way into the platform and sowing discord? Or is it our fault and we just need a convenient scapegoat? The users actively contributed to their growth and now many of those same users are calling for Facebook’s breakup. Tom and Dylan discuss on this week’s episode.
Houston, Do We Have a China?
The second largest economy in the world belongs to China. For years their real estate and tech sectors have been growing exponentially. In just the last several months, the authoritarian hand came down on both sectors. If you’re long U.S. equities, is China the canary in a coal mine telling you to take some profits? Or has the Fed locked itself into a problem with its quantitative easing programs that will keep stocks perpetually moving higher? Tune in and hear what Tom and Dylan have to say.
Listen to the Market
If you just watch TV and read newspapers, you’d think the country is imploding. But the market is at all-time highs. Innovation continues in areas like crypto assets. Maybe we’re a little too worked up and the market is trying to tell us to chill a bit. On this week’s episode, Tom and Dylan discuss crypto regulation, politics and the state of the market.
Like It Was Yesterday
No one will forget the events of 9/11 or where they were that day. Most of us watched on TV as the events unfolded. But for some, it was their job to report what was happening as it happened. On this week’s episode, Dylan talks about being a broadcast journalist in New York at the time of the attack. Tom talks about the fear that traveled to Chicago and brought financial markets to a stop in the process. You don’t want to miss this week’s episode.
Never ceases to amaze
Love tastytrade , love tastyworks, love Tom & Dylan, love the podcast. It never ceases to amaze me though how otherwise highly intelligent and reputable people can be so ignorant and idiotic when it comes to politics.
When Bananas Aren’t Enough You Go SPAC!
This weeks discussion was really great. It pushed the mind to the future and explored what’s going to happen when the heavy-set (fat is politically incorrect these days) lady sings...because we all sense we’re a bit on borrowed time!
Just because you got a vaccine
does not mean the pandemic is over.
Unless your intention is to restrict travel, it’s not over until the world is at herd immunity. We’re not anywhere near that, as 193 countries have not had a single vaccine yet.
Don’t worry, it’s a typical mistake of a first world mindset to think that because I got mine the problem is over. But like global climate change, everyone affects everyone else.