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Mark Skousen

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Mark Skousen on the Whole Economy and on FreedomFest.

Meeting of Minds Podcast

Dr. Skousen, the creator of the Gross Output measurement, explains how it measures the whole economy, not just the slice measured by GDP, and why the economy is driven by business, not consumption. Also, why GO is a better predictor than GDP. He also talks about FreedomFest, the most successful conference for intellectually curious people who are interested in expanding freedom. Timestamps:0:00 – Intro1:59 – Where does FreedomFest come from?5:20 – The Anthem Film Festival8:15 – Why FreedomFest goes to Las Vegas and South Dakota11:23 – Bringing intellectual speakers to FreedomFest15:15 – FreedomFest Debates18:49 – Signing up for FreedomFest19:31 – A festival for attendees, not donors.20:23 – The Structure of Production22:00 – The Economics of Profit and Loss24:03 – Say’s law29:00 – What Seattle’s success says about Say’s law.33:35 – Consumer spending and gross output.45:17 – Gross Output versus GDP48:09 – Inaccuracies of consumer confidence51:38 -  Predicting GOSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Jul 2021

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Dr. Mark Skousen—Austrian Economist & FreedomFest Producer - EP12

The Wiggin Sessions

As we get more and more polarized here in the US, the opportunity for civil debate seems less and less feasible.  And yet, there is an organization that’s more interested in what is right than who is right. A platform where you can hear both sides of an issue in an open-minded environment. Dr. Mark Skousen is the economist, bestselling author and nationally-recognized investment expert behind the longstanding Forecasts & Strategies newsletter and the producer of FreedomFest, an independent, nonpartisan festival where free thinkers meet to celebrate great ideas. He currently teaches at Chapman University, where he is a Presidential Fellow at the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics. On this episode of The Wiggin Sessions, Dr. Skousen joins me to discuss the idea of gross output, explaining why GO is a better measure of economic growth than GDP. Dr. Skousen introduces us to the investing approach favored by the Austrian school of economics and describes why Austrian economists believe in Bitcoin and gold as a hedge against inflation. Listen in for Dr. Skousen’s insight on adjusting your portfolio in the Biden era and learn more about attending the upcoming FreedomFest conference in South Dakota this July. Key Takeaways  What’s missing from GDP and why gross output (GO) is a better measure of economic growth How GO held up better than consumer spending during the pandemic Why the government should focus on getting businesses back rather than giving people money Dr. Skousen’s insight on the benefits of globalization What differentiates the Austrian school of economics and how Austrian economists have influenced Wall Street Dr. Skousen’s predictions around inflation and why Austrian economists believe in Bitcoin and gold  How investors should adjust our portfolios in the Biden era How Dr. Skousen thinks about Reddit nation, Robinhood and the GameStop saga How big tech is becoming a threat to free speech and why we need the freedom to dissent FreedomFest’s focus on civil debate that explores both sides of a given issue Connect with Dr. Mark Skousen Dr. Skousen’s Website Forecasts & Strategies FreedomFest Connect with Addison Wiggin Consilience Financial Be sure to follow The Wiggin Sessions on your socials. You can find me on— Facebook @thewigginsessions Instagram @thewigginsessions Twitter @WigginSessions Resources Books by Dr. Mark Skousen The Structure of Production by Mark Skousen US Bureau of Economic Analysis Dr. Skousen’s Libertarian CEOs Course A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street by Mark Skousen Cathie Wood at ARK Invest DuckDuckGo Anthem Film Festival Reagan Kevin O’Leary & John Mackey Debate John Mackey & Bill Bonner on Libertarian CEOs Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by John Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia Cato Institute Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Agora Financial The Making of Modern Economics by Mark Skousen


17 May 2021

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Episode 12 - Economics professor and founder of FreedomFest, Professor Mark Skousen

The Peace Radicals

In episode 12 of The Peace Radicals Marc J. Victor and Andy Marcantel converse with a special guest, Professor Mark Skousen. Skousen is an economics professor and founder of FreedomFest; which is currently the largest freedom festival in the world. They start off the conversation by talking more about Skousen's background and FreedomFest. Then, they discuss COVID-19 mandates and how they relate to the Live and Let Live Principle. They describe how rules/regulations enforced by businesses should work and how people should be persuaded into doing the right thing instead of being forced into it. 


19 Mar 2021

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Dr Diane Hamilton Show - Mark Skousen

AMFM247 Broadcasting Network

Dr. Mark Skousen was named one of the top 20 living economists in the world. He was appointed a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University and in honor of his work in economics, finance, and management, Grantham University renamed its business school “The Mark Skousen School of Business.” He is the author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. He has an award-winning newsletter and is the producer of FreedomFest, the world’s largest gathering of free minds which meets every July in Las Vegas. He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and several for-profit companies. In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He has also taught economics, finance and business at Barnard, Mercy and Rollins colleges, and Chapman University.

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5 Feb 2021

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Dr. Mark Skousen On Keeping An Open Mind In The Middle Of Divisiveness

Take The Lead

With the entire nation divided politically, on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, global warming, and the crippling economy, everything is in total disarray indeed. With different opinions clashing with one another, keeping an open mind at all times is certainly needed. Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by one of the top economists today, Dr. Mark Skousen, to discuss how to deal with people who have values, mindsets, and perspectives different from yours without resulting in a heated debate but instead coming to a collective solution. He also displays his forecasting abilities by explaining the possible path the economy may take as it gradually falls into inflation and shares his experiences interviewing politicians as the editor-in-chief of Forecasts & Strategies.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Take The Lead community today:DrDianeHamilton.comDr. Diane Hamilton FacebookDr. Diane Hamilton TwitterDr. Diane Hamilton LinkedInDr. Diane Hamilton YouTubeDr. Diane Hamilton Instagram

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5 Feb 2021

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213 Mark Skousen, The Maxims of Wall Street

Alain Guillot Show

https://www.alainguillot.com/mark-skousen/ Mark Skousen is an economist, an author, and a teacher. He has written 25 books, worked for the CIA, is an event organizer, and writes several newsletters about investments. You can get his book here: https://amzn.to/3nJP0pa


14 Jan 2021

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Liberty Quotes: Larken Rose, Robert Higgs, Teddy Roosevelt, & Mark Skousen (24m) – Episode 420

Everything Voluntary with Skyler J. Collins

Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 420 has Skyler giving his commentary on a quote by Larken Rose on there being no country on earth for freedom lovers; by Robert Higgs on the fundamental difference between markets and governments; by Teddy Roosevelt on the soulless twins that are the two major political parties; and by Mark Skousen on what constitutes a civilized society. Listen to Episode 420 (24m, mp3, 64kbps)  Subscribe via RSS here, or in any podcast app by searching for “everything voluntary”. Support the podcast at Patreon.com/evc. Other podcasts: “Thinking & Doing“, “Voluntaryist Voices” Referral links: Tom Wood’s Liberty Classroom, Ron Paul’s Homeschool Curriculum, Amazon Shopping

11 Nov 2020

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Kramer's Millionaire Maker with Mark Skousen and Jo Ann Skousen

Hilary Kramer's Millionaire Maker Podcast

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16 Sep 2020

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COVID Economy Perspectives Featuring Top 20 Living Economist Dr. Mark Skousen

Unlock Your Wealth Today

The pandemic has put our economy in a precarious situation. The federal government has stopped then restarted economic productivity, then printed unprecedented levels of cash to infuse the economy, and while significant damage has been done to industry and to people individually, the financial markets seem to be chugging along. Dr. Skousen joins me to discuss what to do next on today's episodes.   Here are your Financial Fast Facts: What does the economy look like right now? Should we be investing in the stock market right now? Why should we be concerned about "Keynesian Economic Policy" playing itself out? Plus your special offer from Dr. Skousen at UnlockYourWealth.com/tnttrader   Tune in to hear how you can use the news to invest in the markets today.     Get your Way of the Renaissance Man masks for Unlock Your Wealth fans for 20% off with Promo code: UNLOCK20 at WayOfTheRenaissanceMan.com/store NOW!     Welcome to our newest sponsor ReadItForMe and click on the link to claim your special offer for Unlock Your Wealth Fans and start reading best-selling books in less than 12 minutes with ReadItForMe UnlockYourWealth.com/readitforme   SIX-WEEK MEDIA TRAINING BOOTCAMP AUGUST 31ST. GET ON THE WAITLIST NOW! https://renaissancebrandmanagement.com/mediatrainingbootcamp   Think you can’t afford to fly privately? Think again! My friends at>>> @setjet


14 Aug 2020

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FreedomFest Still a Go (for Now) - Mark Skousen #4763

Financial Survival Network

For now FreedomFest is a go. We’ll know more next week. Mock-trial will be a debate about the pandemic response. So far 1100 people are signed up and there should be at least 2500 people attending. Mark is doing everything in his power to make the show happen. As a fellow libertarian and proponent of liberty, Mark is outraged by what he views as an unnecessary draconian measure. He's extremely concerned about the prospect of rampant inflation. Therefore, postponing FreedomFest is an absolute last resort. No matter what happens, we will be there.


7 May 2020