The Power Elite

4/22/22 Mike Swanson on Inflation and Economic Bubbles

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Mike Swanson about our current economic situation. Swanson starts by pointing out the historic nature of the economy in the middle of 2020 when interest rates and commodity prices were extremely low. Swanson explains how the inflation and volatility we are seeing today are the direct effects of early pandemic policies, not quick market reactions to the war in Eastern Europe as the Biden Administration wants us to believe. Swanson then focuses on the different sectors within the economy and gives his outlook on how they will act differently going...

5/13/21 Mike Swanson on the Post-Covid Economic ‘Recovery’

Mike Swanson gives his take on what's in store for the U.S. economy as the covid restrictions begin to lift. Although the early economic recovery isn't looking as rosy as some predicted, many businesses do seem to be getting back to normal as the pandemic subsides. What's much more worrisome, says Swanson, is the sheer amount of money that the government has created over the last year. With trillions of new dollars injected into the economy, it's impossible that we won't see some kind of inflationary consequences sometime soon. Mike Swanson provides investment advice at...

I’m Sorry, But Most Don’t Have Access to Private Protection Services

Many may not want to hear this but if local or state police in certain cities aren't willing to protect life and private property (I know, I know, my first podcast episode detailed Warren vs. District of Columbia), they will beg for Trump to send in federal forces and this will open the door for even more overreach or even a federal police force. Some may ask whether that's Constitutional. At this point, does it matter to the power elite? And can you blame the average citizen? They have been thrust into a situation where not only can their possessions and wealth be destroyed, but their...

5/1/20 Mike Swanson on the Coronavirus Economy

Mike Swanson discusses all the money the U.S. government has pumped into the economy in order to combat the economic effects of the coronavirus, and what effects these stimulus measures are likely to have. Even though an huge increase in the money supply would normally lead to price inflation, Swanson says that the simultaneous deflationary pressures from all the shutdown of the economy could offset any inflation, at least until things reopen and we're on our way out of the recession. This also means that wages might not rise and progress toward economic recovery could be slow. Just about...

3/20/20 Mike Swanson on the Coming Recession

Mike Swanson offers his take on the current virus-induced stock market downturn. What has surprised him most so far is the fact that assets are down across the board, unlike previous recessions, which might see a decline in stocks offset by a jump in precious metals. This suggests that the real panic hasn't actually hit yet, and that we are likely to see a lull before another big downturn. He and Scott are worried for the economy, but knew even before the coronavirus that something like this was inevitable thanks to decades of interference by the Federal Reserve and other central...

9/20/19 Mike Swanson on the Next Big Bubble

Mike Swanson is back with his forecast for the stock market and the next recession. Swanson thinks that the next crash could begin to set in motion an unravelling of the whole bubble of the dollar system itself, which might lead to the type of stagflation we saw in the 1970s. His advice, as always, is to diversify, including some money in gold and silver. Mike Swanson provides investment advice at wallstreetwindow.com and is the author of The War State: The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite. He also works with the Neopolis Media Group, a group of...

8/2/19 Mike Swanson on the Coming Financial Catastrophe

Mike Swanson discusses the recent announcement that the Federal Reserve will begin cutting interest rates again. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has said this is a precautionary measure against a possible recession, of which there have been early signs over the last few months. The dangerous thing, says Swanson, is what happens if there is a recession even after this move—with rates already so close to zero percent, what more can the Fed do? Unfortunately it would probably mean huge inflationary measures that could wipe out the savings of average Americans. Discussed on the show: "Today’s...

1/18/19 Mike Swanson on the Current Economic Bubble

Mike Swanson joins the show for an update on the U.S. economy. He says that some investors think the recent 20 percent drop in the stock market was the needed "correction," and that the economy is now healthy. But Swanson warns that we're far from out of the woods, and he believes the real crash is yet to come, even after the temporary rally we're seeing now. This is exactly what happened in 2000 and 2007. Finally, he cautions against being fully invested in stocks, despite the advice of some mainstream advisers. Discussed on the show: "Be Wary of Dead Cat Bounce Stocks and Look For New...

The Prophetic C. Wright Mills on the Deep State

The opening paragraphs of C. Wright Mills' The Power Elite are prophetic, especially considering they were penned in 1956. The concept of the deep state has only just begun to gain some acceptance within mainstream discourse. Mills was a Columbia University professor, but was born and raised (I am proud to say) in Texas. Our lives, our power of choice, the societal structures in which we function, are largely determined not by us, but by a power elite: "The powers of ordinary men are circumscribed by the everyday worlds in which they live, yet even in these rounds of job, family, and...

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News Roundup 6/27/2022

US News An Afghan prisoner who was held in US custody for nearly 15 years without charge was released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center and returned to Afghanistan. [Link] Ukraine War  President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Group of Seven will ban Russian...

This Week At The Libertarian Institute

The Empire never sleeps – but neither do we. Missed a story? We got you covered. This week in review at the Libertarian Institute: News   June 24, 2022 – Senate Dems Press Biden to Investigate Killing of Palestinian-American Journalist Ahead of Israel Trip Senate...

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Week of Action on Yemen

Scott Horton and the Libertarian Party, among others, are whipping up support for a week of action to end US involvement in the Yemen War. And you can help. H.J. Res. 87 was introduced on May 31. The bill would "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from...

Actually, Socialism IS When The Government Does Stuff

https://youtu.be/_-6CyEYetxM How is something to be owned by “the community as a whole?” Ownership means that you get to decide what is done with something. If you and I disagree on who gets to eat your apple, then whatever you decide will take precedence, because it...

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6 Progressive Myths About History (w/ Lawrence W. Reed)

https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

https://youtu.be/sJXF9jgj1L4 Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute and longtime friend and guest of the show Keith Knight joins me in this week's episode to review an article by Joseph Sobran. Sobran was the Senior Editor of the National Review, but questioned...

Patrick MacFarlane on the Hrvoje Moric Show Ep. 219

https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

Empire of Death: America’s Moral Bankruptcy Ep. 218

https://youtu.be/7yZEk73JdVo In this episode, I take a deeper dive on my latest editorial up at the Libertarian Institute, share my experience at Chillderburg, introduce my new newsletter website, and thank several outlets that have started reprinting my Libertarian...

Year Zero

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

Love and Fear w/Courtenay Turner

Courtenay and I talk ESG, intentional communities, motivations, elites, and the future. Courtenay Twitter Courtenay Turner Podcast Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Shadowy Figures Surrounding 9/11 w/Adam Fitzgerald

Adam Fitzgerald joined me to discuss the less talked about aspects of 9/11. We spent most of our time discussing the characters involved and around the event. We could have gone for hours on this subject, but as you will hear, I hit a wall at the 2 hour mark. Adam...

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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