Today’s episode features Jason Hartman covering a wide range of issues. The topic of conversation ranges from the coming singularity, what it is, when we might see it, etc, then branches into more on the discussion about Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and whether they’re are the precursor to reckless valuations like we saw before the Great Recession.
Jason also looks at the unfortunate situation Venezuela finds them in, with both rampant inflation and a natural disaster on top of it creating serious issues for the citizens of the nation.
And finally Jason listens to some of his favorite investigative journalists work as he discusses why investigative jouralism is important and how it is connected to his 3 guiding principles.
[3:07] The approaching singularity
[7:47] The database Jason was wondering about in relation to Automated Valuation Models exists with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac
[10:05] Appraisers are a dying industry because the older ones are retiring and the hoops new appraisers have to jump through are hindering new hires
[11:45] Will AVMs cause reckless valuations to return?
[14:11] The IMF has announced that inflation in Venezuela this year alone has been 1,000,000%
[17:07] Asset price inflation is not a part of the inflation index in the USA, which is a big deal
[22:17] The 2 major problems of the humble single family home
[26:11] Investigative journalisms ties to Jason’s principles of how you can’t hear the dogs that don’t bark, compared to what, and what gets rewarded get repeated