As the clod called Britain is washed away by the “Brexit means Brexit” vote, Max and Stacy ask if Europe will be worse off? Or will the trading bloc hardly notice? In the second half, Max interviews Liam Halligan on what “Brexit means Brexit” actually means and about the rise of protectionism.
We discuss the new m-SDR and ask will the dollar live to die another day? And are SDRs forever? As the G20 in China concludes, we ask whether the new Special Drawing Right is the first step toward one world currency? In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about yuan internationalization and China’s quantum satellite.
We discuss all that was won by simple sleight of monetary hand. We also discuss Scotland’s collapsing North Sea oil revenues and whether or not China can help them. In the second half, Max interviews David Low about Scotcoin and asks David, ‘why not just use bitcoin?’ They also discuss how it is that the Scottish independence referendum drove David to cryptocurrencies.
We discuss the mega week in the news: from Apple’s mega tax bill to Trump’s ‘yuuuge’ visit to Mexico. We also discuss Mark Carney’s warning about “dishonest bankers” and their “misconduct” threatening another mega disaster in the financial markets. In the second half, Max interviews MegaUpload.com founder, Kim Dotcom (@kimdotcom) and his lawyer, Ira Rothken (@rothken), about MegaUpload 2.0 and Bitcache. They also discuss his ongoing trial against the might of the Hollywood copyright industry and the US government.
We discuss complacency and the “mother of all shorts,” as those who sicken of the calm, know the storm. In the second half, Max interviews Mark O’Byrne of GoldCore.com about the arrival of Nirp in Ireland and the return of high rental costs.
We discuss the door opened to lesser evil as journalism collapses and neoliberalism dies. In the second half, Max interviews economist, Sandeep Jaitly, about negative rates, private placements and Trump’s gold standard plans.
We discuss ‘the Venezuela’ in the capital markets. In the second half they talk to Simon Dixon of BnkToTheFuture.com about the crypto-novela playing out with much drama in the crypto-currency space. In an exclusive, they also unveil the logo for Kim Dotcom’s BitCache.
We ask why politicians don’t take a cue from Mozart and start composing policy for everybody rather than just for the elite. In the second half they continue their conversation with fracking advocate, Nick Grealy of London Local Energy about his belief that natural gas, even of the fracked variety, is a more environmentally friendly source of energy than most others – despite the arguments (he says are false) that fracking pollutes groundwater and causes earthquakes.
We ask why only ⅓ of the British population supports fracking despite big cash payments allegedly on offer from the government. In the second half, we talk to fracking advocate, Nick Grealy of London Local Energy about his belief that natural gas, even of the fracked variety, is a more environmentally friendly source of energy than most others – despite the arguments (he says are false) that fracking pollutes groundwater and causes earthquakes.
We ask whether, as Schrödinger’s cat rules monetary and fiscal policy, could a collateralised Embassy Cat bond deliver the asset value the Bank of England needs? And, is the ECB financing M&A activity in the donut sector in order to prepare for the civil unrest they expect when their policies fail? In a real Schrödinger’s cat moment, Stacy appears in the second half, too! We discuss low rates starting to wipe out pension funds and insurance funds and how the absence of capital expenditure (capex) in favour of share buybacks has, in turn, wiped out the real economy – as evidenced in the collapsing productivity numbers out of the United States.
We discuss ‘crexit’ and the dark heart of Italy’s banking crisis as central bank intervention increases financial risk. In the second half Max continues his interview with Francine McKenna of Marketwatch.com about the current trials against the auditors taking place in courts across the United States.
We discuss the reckless gamble that Governor John Kasich of Ohio – one of the ‘legitimate’ and ‘respectable’ candidates (as per the media) in the Republican primaries – chose to take with the state’s pension funds. In the second half Max interviews Francine McKenna of Marketwatch.com about what Donald Trump’s tax returns might show. Francine suggests that they would show ‘yuge’ business losses but that ordinary people wouldn’t understand investing for the specific purpose of such losses. They also discuss what the IRS audit of the Clinton Foundation might show and what the transcripts of Hillary’s talks to Goldman Sachs would show.