Fri, 23 February 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Daniel Amerman, CFA, about the need for legitimate economic data and whether we can get any of that from the government. The two also take a deep look at our nation's rising debt and what that means for the US currency moving forward.
[2:42] Daniel recently reverse engineered the Congressional Budget Office's long term economic outlooko
[6:32] Is the CBO a credible source of information?
[8:41] Technically there's no such thing as an unfunded liability
[13:47] What does a heavily indebted nation mean for the investor?
[15:57] "It's crucially clear that, when you have a $20 trillion national debt, that interest rates can't rise too much"
[19:48] Why Jason hates hedonic indexes
[23:39] There's a lot of inflation that we either don't see or we don't acknowledge
[28:12] A 2% higher rate of inflation is magic for maintaining financial solvency
[31:23] When everyone learned that stocks were the magic wealth building machine they bid the prices of stocks so high the dividends crashed, which ruined the wealth creation
[34:02] Daniel is a huge fan, not of income property, but of the mortgage