Dan David is a Freedom of Speech activist in the global financial markets and the founder of Wolfpack Research, a short-biased activist research firm. He is considered an expert on China‘s markets and security and has presented at prestigious think-tanks and conferences such as the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), Ergo - Global Flashpoint, and the Sohn Investment Conference. Dan is featured as the lead protagonist in a ground-breaking documentary, ”The China Hustle,” which documents his work exposing fraud in China-based, U.S.-listed companies.
Our podcast will take you inside the world of activist short-sellers, global finance, politics, social issues, and sports. Our brash, unfiltered style leaves no doubt in the listener‘s ears that we are advocates of free speech.
Episode 50 - Dr. Arthur B. Laffer - Taxes, Politics, Voodoo Economics and the only good thing in Ohio
This week The Pack is joined by Dr. Art Laffer. (on Twitter @LafferCenter) His economic acumen and influence in triggering a worldwide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s earned him the distinction in many publications as “The Father of Supply-Side Economics.” The Laffer Curve is one of the primary theoretical constructs of supply-side economics, illustrating the tradeoff between tax rates and actual tax revenues.
We talk about politics, Taxes - his new book Taxes Have Consequences. Why Michigan sits above Ohio and more. Dr. Laffer tells stories from the past and how it relates to where we are now. Sit back have a drink and call the accountant.
Taxes Have Consequences: An Income Tax History of the United States
Episode 49 - Lars Emmerich - The real Top Gun, Bitcoin, Novels and the death of moderates
This week The Pack is joined by Lars Emmerich (Twitter @Lars_Emmerich), Lars is an American thriller, crime, and mystery author who enjoys reading a good story as much as he does writing it. He was a fighter pilot before going full-time into writing. Then came Crypto, Lars became a miner and investor in some of our favorite non-fiat currencies. Almost like a character from one of his books, there is nothing that this guest can not do well.
We dig into everything from his best-selling books, China & Russia, Crypto, Celebrity Alcohol, Some of the worst pilot "call signs" and why he won't watch Top Gun Maverick. Sit back have a drink and make sure that enemy MIG does not get tone.
Episode 48 - Zach Greenberg - Free speech on college campus
This week the Pack is joined by Attorney Zachary Greenberg, Senior Program Officer, Student Organizations, Campus Rights Advocacy at FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. Their mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of all Americans to free speech and free thought. The Pack discusses why every college professor believes the exact same thing and why you need to be a liberal to work at any state university in California. Sit back, have a drink, and enter our free speech zone.
Episode 47 - Nick Reid - Moving Picture Institute, making freedom films, hollywood quality movies that never suck.
This week the Pack is joined by Nick Reid, a film producer and executive vice president of the Moving Picture Institute a production company and talent incubator that creates high-impact films designed to entertain, inspire, and educate audiences with captivating stories about human freedom. Nick is responsible for fundraising and working on MPI Original productions, and serving as a member of the executive team. His executive producer credits include MISS VIRGINIA, PINBALL: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE GAME, A PIECE OF CAKE (Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival 2020, Nominated for Best Narrative Short), THE PERFECT ONE, and MPI’s forthcoming Original feature documentary PROJECT HOME: 3D PRINTING THE FUTURE. Nick is currently executive producing MPI's forthcoming narrative features FREEDOM HAIR and KEMBA.
Sit back have a drink and put some extra butter on the popcorn.
Episode 46 - Ret. General Paul Kern - Russia’s got 99 problems, Mining for the new gold aka rare earth minerals, China mulls over Taiwan
This week the Pack is joined by Retired General Paul Kern, who wisely avoids social media. We discuss Russia's military prowess, vital rare earth minerals and the CCP eyeballing Taiwan.
General Paul Kern graduated from West Point in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He holds master’s degrees in civil and mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006. He was a National Security Fellow at the J.F. Kennedy School, Harvard University and was a member of the Defense Science Board for 15 years.
General Kern commanded operational units as a platoon leader in the Blackhorse Regiment in Vietnam receiving the Silver Star for valor and three Purple Hearts. He retired after 38 years with the US Army as the Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command. The command of more than 50,000 personnel has worldwide responsibility for supply and maintenance support to the Department of Defense, manages the Army depot system, and conducts research for all the ground and rotary wing equipment. In June 2004, the Secretary of Defense tapped General Kern to lead the military's internal investigation into the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
He has a unique career which blends technical expertise, combat operations, program management, policy development, and advisor to senior political leaders. He currently serves as a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group and serves on multiple advisory boards including US Rare Earth LLC, a company focused on developing domestic supplies of strategic materials.
Sit back, have a drink and mine your back yard for lithium.
Episode 45 - SEC Commissioner Peirce - SPACs, Bitcoin , Buckeyes and Wolverines oh my
This week The Pack is joined by SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce (@HesterPeirce on twitter). Commissioner Peirce was appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by the President and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins. She also worked as a Staff Attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management. Commissioner Peirce earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and her JD from Yale Law School.Commissioner Peirce offers insights into crypto regulation and shares her regulatory philosophy. In addition to discussing SPACS, stablecoin, and the proliferation of passive investing, she answers the age-old question, Who is better Michigan or Ohio State?Sit back have a drink and get ready to invest in the Wolf SPAC.
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Where the beach are you,we miss you?
Some episodes are informative and thought-provoking, others are less so, and then there’s the recent interview with Art Laffer.
How about next time a highly controversial figure—say one whose main views are disagreed with by most mainstream economists—sends you his new book too soon before their interview for you to read it, you just say no to or postpone the interview?
I felt like Dan needed mouthwash after that one.
Great round out to my market podcast lineup
- turn up the sound output Karl