Mon, 4 July 2022
1864: Davos Man: How Billionaires Devoured the World, Peter Goodman Part 1, Independence Day Inflation
Jason Hartman wishes you all a very happy 4th of July celebrating the independence and constitution of this great country and gives you the latest numbers on the biggest scam of all - inflation! He reports the latest CPI inflation numbers to see how much extra your Fourth of July BBQ will cost you this year.
Today’s guest is Peter S. Goodman, Global Economic Correspondent for The New York Times and they discuss his new book: Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World. Is the World Economic Forum conference in Davos a serious discussion about climate change and injustice or just a chance for billionaires to get together and do business?
The World Economic Forum institution was started by German economist Klaus Schwab back in the 70s, on the proposition that if you got businesses and governments together, you could solve a lot of problems. He's into public private partnerships. He's into Win Win solutions. But along the way, it has become, under the guise of a nonprofit foundation, a highly lucrative enterprise. And Schwab brings in heads of state from around the world to meet with billionaires, public intellectuals, a whole lot of journalists, the odd Hollywood celebrity, musicians etc. But according to Goodman, it’s a charade; they are there to do business.
1:26 Happy Independence Day!
2:59 The Importance of our fantastic constitution
5:13 Recent Supreme Court rulings
7:21 Inflation: the biggest scam of all - the latest CPI numbers
9:42 Housing inventory numbers are up
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Peter Goodman Interview
16:15 Welcome Peter S. Goodman, Global Economic Correspondent for The New York Times, author of Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World
16:49 World Economic Forum conference in Davos - is this a shadow government?
18:48 Rent-seeking behavior in Davos
19:44 The WEF was started by German economist Klaus Schwab back in the 70s
20:52 A chance for the billionaire class to virtue signal
22:56 Who is the “Davos Man?”
25:15 Marc Benioff, philanthropy, Trump tax cuts and capitalism
27:38 Big companies avoid taxes by using foreign subsidiaries
32:44 Christian Smalls, Amazon warehouse worker
35:25 “Davos Man” makes himself the solution where he is the problem
39:44 Bankers get bailed out, but homeowners don’t
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