The Commercial Investing Show

Jason Hartman talks with Matt Taibbi, contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of books such as Griftopia and The Divide, about bubbles. The two explore how Fed policy has been leading to bubbles throughout the years, how Wall Street is designed to take advantage of the average citizen and what we can learn from the history of bubbles.

Key Takeaways:

[3:04] There's a pretty decent path from Fed policy to bubbles

[7:34] How the Great Recession came into being

[12:10] Institutions have learned how to create a bubble to profit from, but then also be prepared to make money when their own bubble bursts

[16:17] As long as trades are occuring Wall Street is making money

[18:07] How investment bankers are auctioning off America's infrastructure

[22:47] What is the investor's lesson from the bubble machine?

Website:

www.Taibbi.SubStack.com

www.RollingStone.com

Direct download: CI_164_Matt_Taibbi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Keith McIntosh, President of McIntosh & Associates, LLC, about protesting your property taxes for your rental properties across the country. Keith explains the different ways you can protest your taxes, why the government big data doesn't get it right all the time, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:01] The property tax process & the 3 typical opportunities to dispute

[8:27] How does the process with Keith's company work?

[10:51] Why is Keith's "big data" different/better than the tax assessors?

[15:34] Is there a non-automated product available?

[17:51] How much people are usually able to save when protesting their taxes using Keith's data

[20:04] Protesting your taxes gives you a cumulative effect over the years

Website:

www.HomeTaxSavings.com

Direct download: CI_163_Keith_McIntosh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Steven Blue, author of Metamorphosis, about changing your business in today's economic environment. Steven explains what's happening in the Rust Belt, the impact tariffs are having, and the state of manufacturing in the United States.

Key Takeaways:

[2:06] What's going on in the Rust Belt?

[4:45] Even with even tariffs, the circumstances each country allows their companies to have makes trade unequal

[9:39] The mainstay of the US is still manufacturing, but it's eroding because of fat, happy CEOs

[16:40] Can the "Rust Belt businesses" play the same game as the high tech companies?

[19:30] A quick tip on company culture: have a Cirque du Soleil culture

[23:16] The new way of going to trade shows

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.StevenLBlue.com

Direct download: CI_162_Steven_Blue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with George Gilder, author of Wealth & Poverty, Knowledge & Power, The Israel Test, The Scandal of Money, Life After Google, as well as being an investor, writer, economist, and info-theorist, about his newest book, Life After Google. The two discuss how society is shifting when technology continues to change, as well as how blockchain is going to disrupt the entire thing anyway. George also addresses the entrepreneurial spirit in America and what to expect in the next 5-10 years

Key Takeaways:

[14:38] What is Google Marxism?

[19:22] Since many of Google's services are free, their learning may be slower than other companies

[21:32] Google's ultimate goal

[22:26] What will the future look like in 5-10 years with blockchain technology continuing

[26:02] The cryptocosm offers is a new architecture for the internet

[29:25] The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in China, more so than in the US

[34:49] What Life After Google offers

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

George Gilder Books on Amazon

Direct download: CI_161_George_Gilder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm EST

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