Wed, 22 January 2014
CW 359: Property Appraisals with Ken Wilson of The Appraisal Institute & Meet the Masters of Income Property Investing Seminar Debriefing
Jason talks with Sara about the Meet the Masters weekend event. Next, Jason interviews Ken Wilson.
Ken Wilson is President of the Appraisal Institute. He joins the show to discuss what the Appraisal Institute has done to help appraisers analyze market trends and value.
The topic then shifts to real estate, where Wilson explain different market types and how one can analyze market cycles.
Visit the Appraisal Institute at www.appraisalinstitute.org.
Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, of Plano, Texas, is the 2014 president of the Appraisal Institute. He was the organization’s president-elect in 2013. He will serve as immediate past president in 2015. He serves this year as chair of the organization’s Executive Committee and chairs its policy-setting Board of Directors.
Wilson has been involved in the real estate appraisal profession for 35 years. Following a 12-year career with two national appraisal firms, he started his own valuation and consultation firm, Wilson Realty Advisors, based in Dallas.
Thu, 16 January 2014
CW 358: Confessions of an American Dissident with Bill Ayers Co-Founder of the Weather Underground & Retired Professor at the University of Illinois
Bill Ayers is the co-founder of the Weather Underground and founder of the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society. He's the author of the new book, "PUBLIC ENEMY: Confessions of an American Dissident."
Ayers joins the show to discuss how we can rebuild inner city public school. He proposes an Occupy Our Schools movement to get government to put more resources into lower education.
Ayers has been a controversial figure for most of his life. He explains why he was denied emeritus status at University of Illinois at Chicago. He's very well-connected in the Chicago and talks about the continuing gun violence despite more gun control laws.
Ayers finishes the interview talking about President Obama, his relationship with him, and why he doesn't support him.
Find out more about Bill Ayers at www.billayers.org.
Thu, 9 January 2014
CW 357: The Abolition of Wage Slavery with Noam Chomsky Linguist, Author & Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Join Jason Hartman on Episode #359 of The Creating Wealth Show as he visits with Noam Chomsky, one of the best known philosophical voices of our time. The left-leaning Chomsky aligns himself ideologically with the anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian-socialism movements. Often referred to as the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” Mr. Chomsky is the author of more than 100 books and has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus. In a 2005 poll he was voted the “World’s Top Public Intellectual.”
If you’re wondering exactly what those high-falutin’ words mean about Mr. Chomsky’s beliefs, here are the short versions.
Anarcho-syndicalism: The end goal of anarcho-syndicalism is to abolish the wage system, regarding it as a form of slavery. With a focus on the labour movement, this ideological philosophy advocates direct action rather than intervention of third parties like politicians, bureaucrats, and arbitrators. Adherents to this belief regard the state as a profoundly anti-worker institution, but also don’t believe there can ever be any kind of workers’ state because power always corrupts. If this sounds like an anarchist’s way of thinking, it is.
Libertarian-socialism: Chomsky’s basic belief in anarchism is further found in the libertarian-socialism ideal that it is necessary to abolish the authoritarian institutions that control the means of production, thus subordinating the majority to the will of the owning class or political or economic elite. The ultimate goal here is a decentralized form of direct democracy of the kind found in citizens’ assemblies, trade unions, or workers’ councils.
Whether you agree or disagree with the man’s point of view is beside the point. A conversation with Noam Chomsky is enlightening and disturbing at the same time. What cannot be denied is the man’s global influence over the past six decades. Ladies and gentleman, you’re in for a treat. Pull up a chair, grab a beverage, and lend your ear to one of the true philosophical giants of our time.
Noam Chomsky’s Website (http://www.chomsky.info/)
Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky)