How the Politics of Location Affects the U.S. Economy

The concept of geopolitics sounds academic and tough to comprehend, but actually it’s not. Put simply, geopolitics is the study of how international relations between countries are influenced by geographical factors. For years, ever since the decline of Soviet Union...

Laurence Kotlikoff: The Future of Social Security?

Is Social Security just a sexist, outdated Ponzi scheme that’s destined to collapse under its own weight in a few years? These are some of the questions real estate expert and host Jason Hartman debates with guest Laurence Kotlikoff on Episode 532 of the Creating...

Inflation’s Low – Is That a Good Thing?

According to a new Business Insider report, inflation is hovering around one percent. That’s a good thing, right? Not so fast. Mild inflation actually helps the economy – and, as Jason Hartman always says, it can be an investor’s friend. Most Americans believe that...

Stagflation — A Blast From the Past for Today’s Economy?

It was an unpleasant word when it was coined back in the seventies, and that’s still true today. But some economists fear that stagflation _- that hybrid of stagnation and inflation that raised its ugly head fur decades ago may be returning to haunt the emerging...

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Zombie Stocks on a Roll

The rollercoaster ride of quasi-federal mortgage lending superagencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hit the down slope after an unprecedented climb that saw stock prices for both these institutions gaining up to 150 percent in previous weeks. Now, as stocks fell by as...