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[KR1489] Keiser Report: What Came First, the Chicken or the Fed?

In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the increasing velocity and quantity of injections by the Fed into the repo markets. They also note that nobody is short the market as nobody dares ‘fight the Fed’. In the second half, Max talks to Craig Hemke of TFMetalsReport.com about the latest in the gold market as Trump renews hostilities in the Middle East and the central bank continues pumping money into markets

[KR1488] Keiser Report: Capitalism Without Capital

In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at an article from John Authers which basically concurs with Max’s long held thesis that ‘you can’t have capitalism without capital.’ In Authers’ piece, he notes that 40% of the S&P500 are companies with negative tangible book value. In the second half, Max talks to Tone Vays of Unconfiscatable.com about his reservations about the bitcoin bull market, believing a big pullback is still in the cards before prices can aim for a new all-time high.

[KR1487] Keiser Report: Permanent War, Permanent Repo

In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the latest phase of permanent war and how bitcoin, gold, and oil markets responded to the assassination of General Soleimani. They also look at the US central bank seeking ways to make their latest interventions in the repo markets a permanent fixture for bankers.

In the second half, Max talks to Michael Pento of PentoPort.com about his case for gold. Though being not someone who considers himself a ‘goldbug,’ Pento believes there are many things the central banks and governments are doing that warrant a long position in the yellow metal.

Front Running – Green New Deal

In this episode, Front Running looks at the jobs program called the Green New Deal, most associated at the moment with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez but which has been formulated for quite some years with the ambition to provide an FDR-like jobs program to put Americans to work rebuilding its infrastructure for a post-carbon world.

Two guests join Front Running to discuss the Green New Deal; James (Jim) Howard Kunstler, author of “The Geography of Nowhere” and “The Long Emergency,” and Randy Voller, former mayor of Pittsboro, North Carolina, as well as the former chair of the Democratic Party of North Carolina.

Together they look at the ability of the Green New Deal to be a jobs program of the magnitude that could restore US infrastructure and manufacturing capacity. Kunstler believes that it is a ‘when-you-wish-upon-a-star’ program filled with ‘wishful thinking’ because we can’t keep our fantasy land of suburbia, Walt Disney World, and the US military afloat on alternative energy as these all need an underlying platform built on oil, gas, and coal. Voller has more hope that the Green New Deal can succeed and programs can be implemented locally and immediately for genuine benefit.

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[KR1486] Keiser Report: Vietnam for a ‘Decent Standard of Living’

In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the irony of US veterans of the Vietnam War retiring to Vietnam, where they can afford a better standard of living, including healthcare. They also discuss the ‘three truths’ that the Democrats need to accept about 2016 in order to win in 2020.

In the second half, Max continues his interview with Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about the euphoria in the markets. They discuss gold, what Japan’s economy can tell us about the US zombie future and what his predictions are for the 2020 election.

[KR1485] Keiser Report: Stock Markets Party Like It’s 1999

Continuing with their look back on 2019 and their look forward to 2020, Max and Stacy look at the year end charts from 2019 as the NASDAQ (up nearly 40%) parties like it’s 1999 when the index closed up 85%. Could 2020 achieve even higher returns? The massive end of year rally in the stock markets matched the Fed’s v-shaped recovery in its balance sheet which ballooned by over a hundred billion per month in the last four months of the year. Should anyone fight the Fed? Or ride their free money helicopter to ever higher highs? In the second half, Max talks to Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about the euphoria in the markets. How long it might last, how big the Fed’s balance sheet might grow. Mitch admits that he had called 2019 wrongly because he looked at fundamentals rather than at the willingness of the Fed to print money with such enthusiasm. How long it may continue is anyone’s guess, but the higher the bubble goes, the bigger will be the eventual fall.

[KR1484] Keiser Report: Hard Money, Passive Indexation

Continuing with their look back on 2019 and their look forward to 2020, Max and Stacy look at the admissions of failure from the mainstream media at looking at stories and opinions from outside the metropolitan elite. They also look at passive indexation and how the Boomers are winning (again) at the expense of the younger generations and at what is next for Boeing as their 737MAX disaster continues.

In the second half, Max is joined by bitcoin core developer and author, Jimmy Song, to discuss the year ahead for bitcoin. They also talk about money and monetary policy and how that influences his understanding of hard money like bitcoin.

Front Running – China Policy

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Front Running looks at the ‘Sputnik moment’ for the US as China overtakes it in high-tech achievements. Donald Trump won 2016 on the promise to ‘Make America Great Again’, but has imposing new trade conditions on China worked? Are any candidates proposing an industrial policy that can trump Trump’s policy? How was it that China was able to overtake America in the first place?

Max and Stacy are joined by guests Dan Collins, a businessman who lived and worked in China for 20 years, and Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and a researcher at the Levy Institute. They trace the history of the policy first set in motion by the Clinton administration in 2000 when Congress was urged to accept China into the WTO. Trump’s current trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, was almost the lone voice at the time arguing that allowing China into the WTO would destroy US manufacturing. He was right, everyone else was wrong. How can the US be extracted from its own disastrous mistakes? Is it possible to catch up to China’s high-tech advantage? Dan Collins notes that there has been a manufacturing boom over the past two decades, only it’s been happening in China, not America. Marshall Auerback believes it is possible to remedy that. Tune in to learn how.

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[KR1482] Keiser Report: 2020 Predictions!!!

Hey all, thanks for visiting the site and being so awesome. Here is our New Year’s Eve special which aired yesterday and featuring Gerald Celente in the second half. Of course, we have loads of predictions. Let me know what you think of those ideas we have . . . and give us your own in the comments below. Hope you had a nice, sober New Years and are ready for a roaring 20s!

[KR1481] Keiser Report: Printing money, chopping down trees

In this episode of the Keiser Report from Rio de Janeiro, Max and Stacy note the acceleration of the rainforest being chopped down into the last months of the year. At the same time, out of control money printing from the Fed is sending stock markets to all time new highs. In the second half, Max continues his interview with private equity investor and former banker, Robert Wilson, who has lived in Brazil for over twenty years. They discuss the more sound economic arguments for maintaining the Amazon than chopping it down for timber. The nature of the rainforest makes it for more rational to keep it for the long term intellectual property prospects to be found in the unique flora and fauna of the region. They also discuss China’s important trade relationship with Brazil and about the need for greater immigration into the country.

Front Running 2020: The Billionaire Tax

The first of our 12 part series looking at the economic policies being presented by the many Democratic candidates and the party’s rising stars, like AOC, as they seek to challenge Trump in 2020.

In this episode, Front Running looks at the ‘billionaire tax’ proposed by the likes of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. What is driving the demand for this tax? Why are billionaires suddenly so hated? Where do billionaires even come from? Is there such a thing as ‘odious wealth?’Front Running and guests, Dr Michael Hudson and Professor Steve Keen, look at the massive rise in wealth inequality and the central bank money printing that has contributed to it. They trace the rise of finance capitalism at the expense of the industrial capitalism which made America great for decades after WWII. Can taxes ever make America great again? Or is something more profound required to restore the wealth creation machine that powered the largest middle class in history?

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[KR1469] Keiser Report: Toxic Virtue Signaling

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the toxic consequences of shipping plastic to be recycled. The latest reports from Indonesia show that plastic waste exports to the nation has caused dioxin pollution as high as that near the notorious Agent Orange hotspot in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, which is considered one of the most dioxin-contaminated locations on Earth. In the second half, Max interviews debt campaigner, Joel Benjamin, about the latest on the toxic debt in the UK where local councils are paying an 80% penalty to get out of onerous LOBO loans from the taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland. They also discuss the ongoing scandal of the dangerous cheap cladding covering many buildings in the UK.