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Episode 88: Is the United States Hopeless at This Point?

August 25, 2022

Prompted by an email, Bob and Carlos acknowledge that yes, things look pretty bleak right now, both financially and culturally. But there is still cause for hope. The worst thing to do right now would be to give up.

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The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

Episode 87: Is the US in Recession or Not? Making Sense of the Numbers

August 18, 2022

Bob and Carlos discuss the oddities in the official numbers, which show low unemployment but also low labor participation, and how the statistics don’t match their personal observations.

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The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

Episode 86: The Fed Is Officially Bankrupt–Should We Care?

July 16, 2022

Bob and Carlos discuss a recent article in The Hill, which explains that rising interest rates have rendered the Fed technically insolvent.

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The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

Episode 85: How Is Today’s Economy Like the 1970s?

June 29, 2022

Bob asks Carlos to recount his own financial struggles as a young businessman in the late 1970s, when price inflation and interest rates skyrocketed. This painful episode ultimately led Carlos to discover Austrian economics.

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Episode 84: Is a Recession Coming? Listen to the Austrians

June 16, 2022

Carlos and Bob discuss the views of some prominent economists on whether a recession is baked into the cake. Contrary to even free-market members of the Chicago School, the Austrians know it’s not just a matter of money supply growth. During the boom, there were real malinvestments, and these must be liquidated in a bust.

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The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.