Fri, 11 October 2019
1301 FBF: Leveling the Tax Playing Field, Inflation vs Technology, Popular (Stupid) Economic Ideas, Improve Your Quality of Living
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1019, originally published in June 2018.
Jason Hartman has a solo episode today as he explores some recent news stories and examines a few items of the day. Venturing all over the topics, Jason mulls over why it's pretty common for the most popular economists to have the worst economic ideas (a la Karl Marx) and why the best economic ideas have the most disliked economists. Which leads to the question, what stupid ideas are we as a society embracing today?
He also discusses the Supreme Court ruling that will somewhat level the field of retail as online retailers are now able to be taxed by the states, giving at least some form of a light at the end of the tunnel for retailers.
Other topics of the day include the cost of terrorist protection, technology vs inflation, preventing identity theft, and the potential beginning of the demise of a massively overvalued (in Jason's mind) company.
[4:54] The economists who present the best economic views are not the most popular
[7:39] What totally stupid ideas are we embracing as a society today?
[13:08] One massively overvalued publicly traded company today
[16:39] The tax field was significantly leveled last week
[21:14] The battling forces of inflation and technology
[24:22] Why you need to shred EVERYTHING with a cross cut shredder
[26:45] If you can geoarbitrage, make a conscious choice to live in a higher quality location with a lower cost of living and low or no state income tax
[32:57] The demographics coming at the rental housing market in the next 10 years are nothing short of phenomenal