Fri, 13 September 2019
1281 FBF: Richard Vague, Private Debt Problems, The Next Economic Disaster, Why It’s Coming & How to Avoid It
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 494, originally published in March 2015.
In the introduction portion of the Creating Wealth show, Jason Hartman answers two voicemail questions left by his listeners. He then introduces Richard Vague as his guest for today's show. Richard Vague is one of the few economists who are currently talking about the problems of massive private debt. He is the author of The Next Economic Disaster and talks to Jason about China's economic problem along with some interesting facts and correlations about the US economy.
8:00 – Jason talks about the 6 ways the government can get out of its mess.
11:20 – Jason answers a listener voicemail question.
18:50 – A listener asks about 3D printing a house. Jason shares his thoughts.
24:30 – Jason introduces Richard Vague to the show.
29:15 – Richard talks about China's debt problem.
35:10 – Private debt growth leads to higher interest rates.
38:15 – Richard gets his stats by looking at all consumer and business debt.
42:30 – A lot of economists don't include private debt in their model.
49:00 – What should we do to avoid the next economic disaster? Richard explains.
51:10 – Quick recap, what are the stages of an economic crisis?
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