PTR 10/26/2013: The Economy, Obamacare Cronyism, Israel and Iran, Aussie PM on carbon tax ‘socialism’, Intimidation of journalists and citizens, NSA protests and marches

Topics from today’s show included: The Economy, Obamacare Cronyism, Israel and Iran, Aussie PM on carbon tax ‘socialism’, Intimidation of journalists and citizens, NSA protests and marches

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2 thoughts on “PTR 10/26/2013: The Economy, Obamacare Cronyism, Israel and Iran, Aussie PM on carbon tax ‘socialism’, Intimidation of journalists and citizens, NSA protests and marches

  1. Just listened to my first show and you’re an instant favorite! Great topics, good energy, superb production… I can’t wait to dive into your archives.
    Early in the 10/26 show, you mentioned that you were planing on speeding up the show’s schedule despite coming out of a personal schedule crunch… I would like to caution you about that. First, I worry you may get a little burned out. The topics you cover are exhausting… and as you said yourself, this stuff comes at you so fast and furious, it can be difficult to synthesize. I see the biggest names in the business hit this wall, and I can’t really think of an exception. Second, I speak for myself, but I’d imagine the type of listener you have is probably listening to other podcasts, radio shows, etc., as you probably are yourself. Please realize that you are in cooperation with these people, not competition. There is a lot to listen to on our 24-hour personal podcast network, especially if your trying to understand the scope of opinions out there. Your listeners probably desire more insight than what the mainstream media or blogosphere can provide… So, own that. Make it yours. Kick that topic’s ass! Find that nuance in there that makes both sides seem silly and shine a bright light on their ‘motivated reasoning’. You kinda have no time limit and no schedule to meet, so go to battle on your terms knowing that the ‘other guy’ never gets the story exactly right. They don’t have the time. Show us why we shouldn’t trust their opinion. Go to the source, bookmark it, and read it tomorrow on the can. Take your time. Critical thinking is a dying art is our country, and we need people like yourself talking plainly about these subjects. I don’t want to see any of that talent blunted by squeezing shows into an unnecessarily tight schedule.
    Cheers! Great Show!

  2. The phenomenon of the growing unemployed is being ignored by politicians. It is possible that going forward the concept of full employment will belong to a bygone age. What is interesting is that this massive raft of people are still consumers! The economic system itself will need to change from a borrowing culture which involves the creation of money that does not exist but is consumed in the economy before your labor or investment can pay it back to a funding economy, that is to say money created in the economy which is not demanded returned . We need to fund and not borrow, when I say fund I mean the literal creation of money for and on behalf of society, but this would need careful monitoring so as not to collapse the value of currency, which is quite ironic as increasing debt will eventually pull down the value of currency anyway. Undoubtedly these ideas could be modeled by forward thinking economists.

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