It's been too long between podcasts and I couldn't nail down a guest so I decided to go it alone this time. The reasoning behind this title is hidden inside the dialogue of this episode and in short, this podcast serves my selfish need to have good conversations more than I would hope it serves my audience... I'm sorry, I'm deeply sorry. (You know that I am just kidding, right?)
I cover a few topics such as having coversations with folks about the issues discussed on Two Beers With Steve, Wall Street 2, Gold at 1300, the collapse of Argentina.
A Two Beers With Steve 'Jam' Session where Nathan Martin of Nathans Economic Edge discuss many topics; propaganda, koran burning, net neutrality and Jim Puplava of Financial Sense Newshour.
Phil Davison Nomination Speech - An epic fail video.
Interview with Ana Sofia Joanes, director of the new film Fresh.
The newly released film Fresh once again uncovers the dangers of monoculture farming and consolidated animal feeding operations. Nature has fought began fighting back and it is becoming evident that industrializing our food system was a bad bad idea. But can we abandon it and if we could how would we ever be able to feed ourselves.
Ana's film isn't Malthusian doomsdaying, it is quite the opposite. Fresh meets with sustainbale and organic farmers who are making a difference, farmers who have solutions. The solutions they offer make environmental sense while at the same time making economic sense.
I purchased the movie Fresh for a personal home screening where I invited fifteen people from my community for an evening of good food and an important documentary. You can do the same thing in your community.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock stops by for two beers but I only get a chance to polish off one beer because unfortunately we only had 30 minutes.
Although the interview was a brief one I stayed out of Mish's way while he talked about deflation, Helicopter Ben, college students, walking away from home mortgages, and everyone's favorite question 'what should the average investor do?'.
We will definitely be talking with Mish again in the future and getting a little bit more behind the scenes on when he thinks all this debt will eventually matter, meaning does he think that kicking the can down road eventually ends? Trillions have been promised in entitlements but where is the money coming from? Lots of lots left to be asked.
For those of you looking to get a better sense of the inflation vs. deflation argument I would urge you to make a donation of $1 or more and get my inflation vs. deflation newsletter where many of the basic arguments are made for both cases and what the probability of both cases are.
Thanks for listening,