August 13, 2017
Quotes from Nevil Shute’s novel, On The Beach, describing the aftermath of a nuclear attack. The urgency is universally ignored. The coming civil war in America. The psychosis of the Russia hysteria. Nobody actually knows exactly what Robert Mueller is investigating. He probably doesn’t know, himself. Fishing. More on the ghastly shortfall in public pension fund investments. Why productivity has been decreasing since 1970. The background to Britain’s joining the European Community. Last month’s unemployment report. Who are the “Americans Not In The Labor Force”? Dress codes in the U.K.
August 11, 2017
This is an extended show, exclusively given over to a complete review of cryptocurrencies, emphasizing bitcoin. To access this, please donate to the show by going to www.richardmartinswakeupcall.podbean.com, locating the ‘DONATE’ button on the left and following the instructions. Please note, donations are automatically deducted quarterly from your credit or debit cards until/unless you cancel with me.
August 6, 2017
Is human progress at an end? Some interesting observations. ‘Washington For Beginners: A Primer”. The short life of Anthony Scaramucci. A police chief awards himself a speeding ticket. The witch hunt for Donald Trump. A general introduction to cryptocurrencies in preparation for Friday’s show. A Bill Bonner special on Scaramucci. U.S. productivity growth turns down.
August 5, 2017
The government tries to distract you from the real horror by pretending to obsess on such nonsense as “Russian meddling”. Don’t allow their duplicity to fool you. Statistics showing how we have passed the point-of-no-return on the journey to economic hell. More debt statistics revealed. The NAFTA duplicitous ruse. Comment on Saudi Arabia. Trump’s duplicity over Iran. A new Wells Fargo scandal. European banks may stop you withdrawing your money. Long-term effects of drinking on young people. John McCain’s foul duplicity.
July 30, 2017
A debt primer describing who gets the loans and why. How debt will destroy the stock market. Relationship of government to Bitcoin. History of corruption at the end of eras. America’s obsession with “The Russians”. Jeff Sessions. John Malone’s success. Ann Coulter’s contretemps with Delta. Honest price discovery has been gutted, courtesy of the Fed.
July 28, 2017
The degeneration of the financial industry. An example of financial insanity. Implications of automation. Further comment on Trump’s first six months. Stock market’s crazy valuations. The danger of passwords. The jeopardy inherent in losing cash as a means of payment. The horrors of the unwinding of credit. A book recommendation. My reflections on many decades living away from Britain.
July 23, 2017
A grave disappointment. None of the grand projects he announced have even been brought to the table. (I ignore the character issues). He is no match for the devastating economy ahead. When money went berserk. Using your IRA to purchase property abroad. Student debt tsunami. A word about Netflix. Goats!
July 20, 2017
What happens when big box stores abandon small communities… Trump Jr.’s ‘nefarious’ activities: a damp squib. Debit and credit card use makes you spend more. Advantages of a second passport. Advantages of cryptocurrencies and their future. How to recognize your own competence or incompetence: some surprises! Quick stock market comment. Cash vs. plastic: the authorities want you out of cash ASAP. Why are we seeing decreasing growth?
July 16, 2017
Breaking down the stats of those who are currently working in the U.S. Your money at the bank. Stealing from the future: spending out-of-control. Crimes of the Fed. It is the scourge of the earth. It must be brought down. Why single-payer is superior to all other systems of health care. Comparing attitudes to those in the U.K. just prior to the National Health Service in 1948 with those current in the U.S. Comparing current stock market hype with that prevailing just before the crash in 2000.
July 13, 2017
Testosterone and the market. There will be no war with North Korea. Nobody wants it. Education in the U.S.: an update. Prestigious economist sees grim future. The horrendous state of the auto industry. Comment on the Putin/Trump meeting. The U.S. “intelligence agencies” know nothing. Origins of “bear market”. Unemployment stats quick comment. Government inability to control cryptocurrencies. QE: proof is now out that it did not work.