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Jason Stapleton is a successful entrepreneur, business coach, award-winning film producer, and investor with a unique take on life, culture, and success. Join Jason three times a week as he shares insights on creating a more powerful, wealthy and influential life.

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Jason Stapleton is a successful entrepreneur, business coach, award-winning film producer, and investor with a unique take on life, culture, and success. Join Jason three times a week as he shares insights on creating a more powerful, wealthy and influential life.

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I’m an economist, entrepreneur, and libertarian. I listened to JSP a while back and really enjoyed it. Real economic, business, and political strength! And killer cohost! Now it’s a motivational show transparently geared toward creating a sales funnel for his products. Which is fine, but there’s just not enough value in the show to give me confident that the products are any good for someone who already a motivated hustler like myself. Cohost is pretentious, ranty, silly, and a know-it-all (not in a toungue-in-cheek way like Jason is) who acts like he’s wiser than other also rando libertarians on the internet. Not someone I’d want to be like, or even want at my house party. Poor cohost IMHO especially for a motivational show.

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Yes yes yes. All I can say....

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1756 Ratings
Average Ratings
1534
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92

Meh

By Insider: Andrew - Apr 30 2020
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I’m an economist, entrepreneur, and libertarian. I listened to JSP a while back and really enjoyed it. Real economic, business, and political strength! And killer cohost! Now it’s a motivational show transparently geared toward creating a sales funnel for his products. Which is fine, but there’s just not enough value in the show to give me confident that the products are any good for someone who already a motivated hustler like myself. Cohost is pretentious, ranty, silly, and a know-it-all (not in a toungue-in-cheek way like Jason is) who acts like he’s wiser than other also rando libertarians on the internet. Not someone I’d want to be like, or even want at my house party. Poor cohost IMHO especially for a motivational show.

YES

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Yes yes yes. All I can say....
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Jason Stapleton is a successful entrepreneur, business coach, award-winning film producer, and investor with a unique take on life, culture, and success. Join Jason three times a week as he shares insights on creating a more powerful, wealthy and influential life.

Rank #1: 860: Medallions, Monopolies and the Importance of Self-Interest

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I've got a couple of great economics lessons for you today. The big one will be on the taxi medallions market which has collapsed with the introduction of Uber and Lyft. There are a lot of cab drivers who make huge investments in this corrupt government attempt to control competition and now they're losing everything.

I also want to talk a little about the difference between self-interest and selfishness. I think you'll find the discussion inspiring and motivating.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jason

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Oct 19 2018

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Rank #2: 854: Amazon Employees SHOCKED to Find Out Pay Raise Come at Cost

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Yeah I know it's shocking but it turns out Amazon isn't just going to eat the cost of increasing wages to $15/hr. Instead, they're ending their stock option program and their incentive-based bonus system.

The changes will hurt those who already made $15 or more the hardest. But shouldn't those people be grateful someone stood up for the little guy? Why are those making more than $15/hr so greedy? :-)

As I said yesterday there are no free rides. Employers don't pay taxes, they don't eat costs. They pass them along. In this case, the employees will be subsidizing their own pay increases. It's a hard economic lesson to learn and I don't feel sorry for any of them.

Jason

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Oct 04 2018

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Rank #3: 805: The Trade War Begins

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Today Trump fired the first volley in what is likely to be the next great trade war. He imposed a new tariff on 34 Billion in Chinese goods and suggested he may increase the tariff to include 500 Billion.

China in response has increased its tariffs in kind vowing to trade blow for blow with the US President.

It's stupid, unnecessary and dangerous. It hurts every America even the one's whos industry benefits from the tariffs.

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The BIS tells young people they should "stop trying to create money." And why wouldn't they? That's really the government's job, isn't it? lol.

Meanwhile, the IMF has been slowly and patiently preparing its own currency known as SDR's or "Speical Drawing Rights"

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Jul 06 2018

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Rank #4: President Trump Just Assassinated the John Wayne of the Middle East, feat. Michael Malice

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2020 is off with a bang! Quite literally.

First of all, we have a surprise guest for today's episode.

As soon as we started streaming our pre-show, the studio door opened and in walked none other than Michael Malice. Apparently Matt & Amy conspired behind my back to surprise me.

Michael joined us in a rousing discussion about the implications of Trump's targeted assassination of legendary Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Everyone else is discussing the potential global implications of his death, but I want to paint you a picture of who the man actually was and why Iranians held him in such high esteem.

You won't hear this caliber of conversation anywhere else.

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Jan 04 2020

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Rank #5: 891: LA Debates User Fees to Fix it's Traffic Problem

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Of course, they don't call them "user fees" but that's exactly what it is. We've talked about this for a long time, the idea that cities and states could use toll roads or other use-based fees to pay for roads and bridges rather than taxes.

Los Angeles is now talking about something similar. Unfortunately, (and predictably) they are doing it wrong.

Jason

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Dec 10 2018

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Rank #6: 834: Amazon, Electricity and Public Utilities

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #7: The Wealth Gap, Explained: Why the Rich Keep Getting Richer While Everyone Else Struggles

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At the end of Friday's episode, one of our listeners sent us a Superchat on YouTube. We didn't have time to answer it then, so that's the first thing on the docket today.

It was a good question. He hates his current job and wants to work for himself as a creative. But he doesn't know where to start, and he's struggling with his mindset.

I'm sure that many of you can certainly relate.

Wealthy, successful people run the world. The media and politicians (I repeat myself) will tell you that it's someone else's fault if you don't have the wealth or success that you want. And that's just nonsense.

Now, to be clear: that doesn't mean there aren't bad actors who hurt other people.

In fact, our entire financial system is set up to benefit those who already have money. You'll see no greater evidence of this than the fact that the stock market continues to climb as we set new record highs in unemployment.

We have an article in the stack today that was posted by Zero Hedge. A guy named Lance Roberts wrote it originally.

He points out that all three Quantitative Easing programs of the last 12 years--more than $33 TRILLION in total stimulus--have resulted in just 5.48% of real economic growth. Why is that?

In his words: "Low, to zero, interest rates have incentivized non-productive debt, and exacerbated the wealth gap. The massive increases in debt has actually harmed growth by diverting consumptive spending to debt service."

If that doesn't make total sense to you, don't worry. That's what today's show is for. We'll explain in detail.

Here's the point, in a nutshell.

Every human system is skewed to the benefit of the wealthy and powerful. When you're rich, life is easier. Once you have money, it's easier to make more money.

But here's the good news: it's never been easier to make money. We live in the greatest time in human history.

If you don't currently have the life you want, it's because you haven't yet become the person who deserves it. If you spend your life blaming other people for the life you have, you'll never get it.

"It's my fault. Winners win. Be better." These are the mantras of this show.

Start embracing them today, and watch your life begin to change.

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May 11 2020

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Rank #8: 907: Forbes Says You Can Grow An Economy By Printing Money

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I'm not joking. Forbes.com actually printed an article from some egghead at Cornell University that claimed the way to grow our economy was by printing money and pumping it into untested green energy products.

The arguments in his seven-page piece range from misrepresentations to outright lies and Matt and I had a great time making him look stupid.

My hope is that you also learn a little about how our economy works and what is needed to bring more green energy to market.

Have a great weekend,

Jason

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Jan 18 2019

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Rank #9: 958: Michael Malice and The New Right: Part 1

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Anarchist State advocate Michael Malice joined me today to discuss his new book The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics.

Michael's observations have powerful implications for all of us, both culturally and politically.

Matt & I had such a good time picking his brain that we split the interview into two parts. The second half will air on Friday, so don't miss it!

Reminder: before and after each episode, I record a live video pre- and post-show in my private Facebook group, and members get to interact with the show and ask us questions while we're on the air. If you'd like to join, go to jasonstapleton.com/members.

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May 22 2019

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Rank #10: It's Not Over: Jason Talks Economics

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Half of Americans are now out of work.

Yes, you read that right. For the first time in history, half of all Americans are out of work.

But you wouldn't even know it by looking at the stock market. And that's because the stock market is now, more than ever, not an indicator of the economic health of the nation.

Here's one example.

Earlier this week, Apple issued $8 billion in bonds. Why? They're raising money for their own stock buybacks.

And sure enough, AAPL stock is up 5%.

When the government ordered the lockdowns, they signed the death warrant for many existing small businesses. They'll never recover, because they weren't prepared for weeks without income.

And in the case of restaurants, this whole partial reopening business won't do them any good. Because running a restaurant at a fraction of normal capacity means losing more money than just not opening at all.

Adding to their troubles is the fact that lots of people are getting more in unemployment dollars than they would if they went back to work. So they're simply refusing to work.

This is a recipe for disaster. But it's also an opportunity.

As this recession deepens and more small businesses go under, even more capital is freed up for new small businesses. If there's one thing that rich people love to do, it's spend money on stuff that will improve their lives.

So it's not all doom and gloom. You just need the right frame of mind.

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May 08 2020

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Rank #11: How the Coronavirus Is Mutating Our Economy

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The coronavirus is making landfall in the US, and it's only accelerating the economic changes that were already underway.

Work from home and automation will only increase--and increase faster--as our economy adapts to this new threat.

The coronavirus isn't the only thing going viral. A Detroit auto worker confronted Joe Biden about his stance on gun control, and someone videoed the interaction. Now it's everywhere on the internet.

Is this REALLY the guy who Democrats will rally behind?


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Mar 11 2020

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Rank #12: 763: Austin Petersen and the race for Senate

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As you know, Austin is a regular on the show and today he's back to give us an update on the race for Senate in Missouri. 

Austin is not only running to beat the incumbent but also against the establishment GOP candidate. This is exactly the race I want to bring light to as we approach the primaries.

Jason

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Apr 27 2018

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Rank #13: 864: Trump Administration Says Feds Should Stop Raising Rates. We Will Never learn

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Mick Mulvaney was out talking to the press this morning, lamenting the fact that "every time things are getting better, the Fed pumps the breaks".

What he's suggesting is that the Fed should leave rates low because it looks good. This is exactly what the Fed did during the late 90's and it led to the collapse of our housing market.

So what's going on here? Well, it's pretty simple. The president likes being able to take credit for a strong economy and every time the Fed raises rates it slows things down. Trump doesn't really CARE about the economy. If he did he wouldn't be complaining every time the fed moves to bring rates back into what can be considered historical norms.

I continue to say, nobody is looking out for you and this is just another example of that. The president does not have your long-term interests in mind. He is concerned only with the short-term political gain he can get from a strong economy.

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Oct 26 2018

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Rank #14: Dave Rubin Joins Jason to Talk About His New Book: Don't Burn this Book

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If you haven't heard of Dave Rubin, you might be living under a rock. Dave is a good friend of the show, so it's been awesome watching his career take off over the past few years.

We invited him on the show today because he just released his new book.

In Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in the Age of Unreason, Dave tells the story of his political evolution from progressive to classical liberal.

In fact, his evolution is continuing even today. On this show, he introduces a new term he's trying on for size.

We talked about a bunch of stuff, including how he wound up touring with Jordan Peterson, the crazy autoimmune condition that nearly forced him to shut down The Rubin Report, and how to navigate the pitfalls of daring to think and say unapproved things.

And of course you can't have any conversation today without discussing the coronavirus.

Dave also lives in Los Angeles. And he's getting fed up with the government here. It was bad enough when they were closing beaches and bulldozing sand into skate parks.

But now the major of LA is issuing orders commanding everyone to wear masks whenever they're outside. That ain't gonna happen.

The response to the so-called pandemic has become a true inflection point. Democratic politicians at all levels have doubled and tripled down on authoritarianism. And most Republicans recognize the political will behind opening things back up.

I don't remember the last time it was as fashionable as it is now to publicly champion the idea of liberty and the danger of authoritarian leaders.

The world is changing. And it's changing fast. As the show intro says, we live in the greatest period in human history.

I'm glad we have people like Dave who are spreading the message of liberty and encouraging people to take control of their own lives.

After you listen to this episode, make sure you pick up your own copy of Don't Burn This Book. Just click this link to buy.

Also, go follow Dave. You can find him on Twitter at @RubinReport and on YouTube at The Rubin Report. And make sure to visit RubinReport.com so you can check out his new community at Locals, a social media network he created as a "subscription-based community solution that gives power to creators, not platforms."

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May 15 2020

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Rank #15: How to Get Rich

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The world is full of people telling you to settle for less. Today I'm going to teach you the 4 things you need to know to get rich.

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Aug 14 2019

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Rank #16: What Happens Next: Inflation, Deflation, & the Economy of Tomorrow

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The Fed has dumped trillions into the market in the last couple weeks alone. It's slashed rates to zero and eliminated the reserve requirement. And on Monday, it announced that it would purchase Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities without limits.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has ripped away the band-aids and revealed gaping festering wounds in our economy. And these Fed policies are only papering over the holes.

What does the future hold?

If you've been listening to us, we've been warning of a major crisis on the horizon.

But we've also given you the blueprint for not only surviving, but ensuring that you thrive and prosper in the new economy.

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Mar 23 2020

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Rank #17: 909: What Venezuela Can Teach Us About The Power of Personal Wealth

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Venezuela is in the final throes of collapse. President Maduro has been asked to step down and an interim president has been declared.

The country has imploded. The people are dying of starvation and lack of basic medical care. Black markets thrive and anyone who could leave already has. Only the poor and helpless remain.

What can we learn from this? We can spend time talking about the dangers of socialism but ultimately I want to talk about the power of personal wealth. Money is freedom and the more you have the freer you are.

Tune in and listen now.

Jason

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Jan 23 2019

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Rank #18: 981: Ilhan Omar, American Debt, and Why Home Ownership is a Bad Investment

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The mad hatter is at it again. This time he's attacking Ilhan Omar, suggesting it might be best if she moved back to Somalia to fix her native country before attacking America for it's perceived shortcomings. The antics are both hysterical and sad.

And later, in the show...home ownership is bad and so is college. LOL.

Jason

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Jul 15 2019

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Rank #19: 804: I'm Accused of Strawmanning???

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It seems like every time I talk about Democratic Socialism I get accused of using a strawman argument. I have stated (correctly by the way) many times that Democratic Socialism is nothing more than communism by another name. Each time I get a listener who points out Bernie Sanders claim that Denmark and Sweden are proof his ideas work.

Well, let me just put that idea to rest once and for all. What Democratic Socialists like Bernie advocate for is NOT Denmark style government. Quite the contrary. I'll explain on today's show.

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Trump is skillfully threading the needle on oil, tariffs, and trade by treating our enemies and our allies. Will it end in disaster? I don't know. What I'm sure of is tactics run contrary to the principles we advocate for on this show and I'm going to call him on it.

Jason

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Jul 05 2018

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Rank #20: PANDEMIC!!! Dozens Die As Health Experts Warn That 65 Million More Could Be Next

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The corporate press is in the business of manufacturing hysteria and profiting from clickbait. Their business model demands it, because their incentives demand it.

This is doubly true in the internet age. So many things are fighting for your attention around the clock. It's getting harder & harder for each outlet to stand out from the crowd.

That's why you need to view the narrative surrounding this Chinese coronavirus "pandemic" through a very skeptical lens.

Words like "PANDEMIC" and phrases like "65 MILLION COULD DIE" are guaranteed to get your attention. After all, that's why we used them in today's title!

But you need to understand why the corporate press uses them. It's not because they're concerned with accurately reporting the news. It's because they're trying to manipulate you.

Meanwhile, the Democrats and the media have united in declaring that Trump is guilty of "abuse of power." And that's why he should be impeached, they say.

Here's the problem: those people don't care about reporting honest facts any more than the people reporting on the Chinese "pandemic."

In fact, in many cases, it's the exact same people! They're just seeking to manipulate you and your beliefs to suit their own ends. For some of them, that means incentivizing you to click on their headlines. For others, it means motivating you to vote for their favorite politicians.

Here is the great irony of the impeachment hearings:

Trump is accused of abusing his power by manipulating others to promote his own interests ahead of the interests of the American people. Yet his accusers are guilty of THE EXACT SAME THING.

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Jan 24 2020

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Blast from the Past: You Ever Doubted Me?

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If you've listened to this show for any length of time, you've heard the mantra:

"Don't doubt me!"

Yet somehow, some people just don't get it.

A couple years ago, there was a huge hullabaloo when we rebranded this show. It was like the world was coming to an end.

The hue and cry was ridiculous.

"Jason doesn't care about liberty any more! Jason is abandoning his principles! If you don't spend all your time talking about politics, you're a sell-out!"

However, as you'll see today, it's an absurd insinuation. We never abandoned the message of liberty. We just decided to start promoting it in a way that actually makes a difference.

Over the past couple weeks, the Libertarian Party has doubled down on incompetence and self-immolation.

I'd say that we hate to say I told you so, but we don't hate it at all. We love it.

Meanwhile, the message of this show has been consistent for years.

And today we're gonna prove it.

Long-time listeners of the show will definitely recognize the voices you'll hear today. You'll recognize the stories too.

But you may be surprised to hear the exact same themes that we still discuss every day, even after "abandoning the principles of liberty."

Clip 1 - 11/2/15: "It's Not About Shame"

Clip 2 - 6/20/17: "The World Economy is Changing. Here's How…"

Clip 3 - 9/14/17: "Taxes, Spending, and Toxic Masculinity"

Jul 13 2020

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Racism, Wealth Inequality, & the Destructive Message of Black Leadership

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This is a spicy show. And it's definitely gonna make more than a few people mad.

But it's a message that everyone needs to hear.

It's en vogue in America today for black leaders to preach a message of hopelessness and dependence. They say that a history of slavery and Jim Crow has made it impossible for black Americans to succeed today.

Therefore, they say, the only solution is to "share the wealth." Which is, of course, code for more welfare programs.

The problem is, those welfare programs create the impediments in the first place.

By making entire generations dependent upon the state, politicians and other "leaders" have deepened wealth inequalities in America.

In the sense that Jim Crow was an evolution of slavery, the welfare state is an evolution of Jim Crow.

Here's the thing.

Money doesn't care what color you are. It doesn't care who your parents are. It doesn't care what neighborhood you grew up in or what society says you can or can't do.

The principles for acquiring wealth are the same for everyone. Therefore, everyone contains within themselves the ability to overcome their circumstances and build generational wealth.

But it starts with freeing your mind from the slavery of low expectations.

Jul 10 2020

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Your Country Needs You!

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On today's show, we're taking a romp through history.

Right now, the global economy is in the middle of a massive transition. Technological innovation is exploding, and all of our institutions have struggled to keep up with it.

The institutions have tried to keep control of society and the systems that connect all of us. But the nature of innovation is that you can't control it.

So then all of the turmoil we're seeing today should make sense. It's a natural consequence of people trying to save the old economy.

But now it's time for us to embrace the new economy.

The future is going to look very different. However, we're already seeing some clues.

And, ironically, we must study the past to understand what the future holds.

Your future prosperity will depend upon you seeing what's happening and understanding exactly how to proceed.

Because the future prosperity of the country hinges on just how many of us take advantage of the opportunities in front of us.

True change doesn't start in Washington. So whomever is elected in November won't dictate the success of your future.

That's up to you.

Today, we'll discuss what the past economy tells us about the future.

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Jul 09 2020

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The Tyranny of Amazon

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What a weekend!

The 24-hour news cycle never sleeps, and 4th of July weekend was no exception. It was a full moon and a partial lunar eclipse, so maybe that explains why everyone is losing their minds. At this point, we should really be willing to consider just about anything!

Terry Crews is getting canceled for being a decent human being. Apparently he's a white supremacist because he doesn't want to divide people along racial lines.

Meanwhile, a black nationalist militia calling themselves the Not F***ing Around Coalition issued a challenge to white nationalists in Georgia: either come out and fight us, or join us in demonstrating against the government.

Speaking of rebelling against the government...

The residents of southern California delivered a gigantic middle finger to the state and local governments.

Fireworks were outlawed for 4th of July. But everyone responded by spending all of Saturday evening lighting them off all across the city. The aerial shots were amazing.

Oh, and Kanye West announced he's running for president.

But the focus of our show today is a couple of downright silly articles.

Zero Hedge published an article from Morgan Stanley saying that mass unemployment is actually good because stock market go up!

And Vox pushed out some characteristic drivel about how evil Amazon is because they… employ too many people?

It's a full show today, folks!

As always, listen and then please share the show. I know that you know someone who needs to hear this message.

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Jul 06 2020

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No 4th of July Celebrations, But Feel Free to Protest!

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Science is dead.

At least it is in America. It's been replaced by a bizarre state religion.

In the new post-science America, celebrating the 4th of July with some friends at home spreads a deadly virus. But feel free to gather thousands deep in the streets!

That is, if you're part of one of the officially sanctioned protests.

If you protest the fact that you can't celebrate the 4th of July, that'll spread the virus. So that's not allowed.

In fact, if you decide to go to church to celebrate the land of the free this weekend, keep in mind that singing in church is now verboten.

But that's not even the most insane news of the week.

Perhaps the wildest story you'll read is this one. Leaders at Michigan State University forced the vice president of research and innovation to step down. Why? For daring to cite research that they considered racist.

That's right, facts are officially racist!

If you've listened to this show for any length of time, you're by now familiar with our refrain: you must control the source of your income. Your wealth is your freedom.

Each passing day proves us more and more right.

On that note, have a happy 4th, and try not to run afoul of the mob!

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Jul 03 2020

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We Have A Financial Depression Coming

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The lockdowns are coming. Again.


It doesn't matter that deaths are down 90% from where they were at the height of the "first wave." It doesn't matter that the US is now testing 500,000 people per day. Total cases are increasing! Gotta shut everything down!


Millions of workers were laid off in March. Right when they thought things were finally getting back to normal, state and local governments are forcing them out of work again.


If there was just one lockdown, a recession would have been unavoidable. It would have been bad. But a second lockdown will be catastrophic. This is permanently altering the landscape of the US economy.


If you've listened to this show for any length of time, you can consider yourself one of the lucky ones. You've seen it coming. Because we've talked about it for years. You've had time to prepare.


Now is the time for action. Your future depends upon it. Your family's future depends upon it.


A full-scale depression is now inevitable. Millions will thrive in spite of it.


Will you be one of them?


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Jul 01 2020

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The Next 6 Months: What To Expect

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America is going full funny farm now.


L'Oreal has vowed to remove all forms of "whitening" from their skin products, because that will apparently end racism.


Mike Henry, a middle-aged white guy, stepped down from voicing a black character on the TV show Family Guy. The Simpsons finally declared that white actors will only voice their white characters. (Aren't ALL Simpsons characters non-white?) And other white actors are apologizing for voicing non-white characters.


If this all sounds super racist to you, you aren't alone.


What started as protests against police brutality has morphed into something completely insane. And it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon.


However, we did see a new development last night. Another mob of "peaceful protestors" broke into a private gated community in St Louis. They didn't expect to run into two wealthy armed lawyers (married lawyers, at that!), but that's exactly who confronted them.


Mark and Patricia McCloskey, owners of the first home along the mob's path into the community, stood barefoot on their porch armed with a rifle and a pistol, and demanded that the protestors continue on their way. It's an image that will likely end up as one of the most iconic shots of 2020.


If only all of this foolishness was the extent of the news.


Unfortunately, no one is talking about the financial crisis rapidly bearing down on us.


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Jun 30 2020

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You Think COVID Was Bad? Here's What's Next

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The hypocrisy of the corporate press reaches new heights every week.


First they were horrified that Americans dared go to the beach when states started ending lockdowns. We're in a pandemic! How could anyone POSSIBLY think that it's a good idea to spend time getting fresh air and sunshine?!


People dared to question their moral superiors in the media. They decided to protest the lockdowns, and the press treated them like dangerous criminals.


Then a white police officer murdered George Floyd.


And suddenly mass protests in the streets were a moral imperative of the highest order.


In fact, even so-called "public health experts" fell all over themselves to tell us--from their ivory towers--that white supremacy is SO DANGEROUS even the worst pandemic in recent history shouldn't keep us inside.


Now, suddenly, COVID is on the rise again!


However, don't worry. It's not because of the tens of thousands of people rioting in the streets. Per the so-called experts, there's "no evidence" the Black Lives Matter protests caused the spike in COVID cases.


Rather, it's because of Trump rallies (which we're also required to mock for their low attendance).


Do you get it yet? Every day, the corporate press is feeding you a crock of propagandistic bovine manure. If you don't see it already, you're probably a hopeless case.


Unfortunately, all of these double standards will actually cause real harm to people. Nobody knows who or what to trust.


And now we're staring at a threat that completely dwarfs the COVID pandemic.


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Jun 26 2020

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Income Inequality Explained (for Stupid People)

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We used to hear the term "income inequality" all the time. Now we haven't heard it in a while.

That's because the corporate press has been too busy running cover for literal Marxist riot mobs. But there's another good reason why they haven't talked about it.

First of all, you have to understand that income inequality is totally unavoidable. Different people have different abilities, personalities, and desires. So they ultimately generate different incomes.

However, nothing makes them more unnaturally unequal than when the Fed prints trillions of dollars. Yet ever since the COVID shutdowns, that's exactly what the Fed has been doing.

And now, both the president and various members of Congress are talking about the next "stimulus package." Plus, the LA City Council just passed a $100 MILLION rent relief program.

Whenever politicians create "relief" and "stimulus" programs, they always talk about how they're just looking out for the little guy. They act like everyone is just one check away from solving all their problems.

Unfortunately, being broke and being poor are two different things.

If you give money to broke people, they might use it to change their own lives. But if you just write a check to a poor person, you've likely enslaved them for life. It's the old "give a man a fish vs teach him to fish" issue.

Right now, way too many Americans are poor. And each time that a government program just hands them some money, those people enslave themselves just a little bit more.

It's this thing called "moral hazard." And today we'll explain it in such simple terms that even an idiot could understand it!


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Jun 24 2020

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The CHAZ Is True Anarchy

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It's not every day that we get to see certain libertarian principles tried out in the real world.


One side says "libertarianism would never work!" while the other side claims, "real libertarianism has never been tried!"


Now, we'll grant that most libertarians wouldn't choose to handle things the way the people in the CHAZ/CHOP have thus far. Let's just say that the people there are far from fans of Murray Rothbard.


But we can still learn a lot from what's happening in Capitol Hill in Seattle.


First of all, any attempt at overthrowing the existing system won't be peaceful. There will be no market-based utopia coming soon to a city near you! No matter what your intentions, any location that advertises itself as a no-cops zone will always attract people who love violence and chaos.


But the other thing we can learn is that even supposedly revolutionary movements like Antifa still represent the interests of people who are already wealthy and powerful. Only wealthy powerful people can start and fund any movement that effects lasting change.


So if you want to change the world, it's gonna start with changing your own life.


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Jun 22 2020

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I Might Get Canceled for This One

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Things are getting out of hand.


The major tech companies (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, etc) have acted more and more like gatekeepers lately. But yesterday, Google took things to another level.


NBC News--under pressure from an activist organization associated with the UK Labour Party--reported that Google had banned the so-called "far-right websites" Zero Hedge and the Federalist from its advertising platform.


But that wasn't totally true. What really happened is Google warned both sites last week that they could be banned if they didn't begin to curate "racist commenters" on their platform. When Zero Hedge failed to take action promptly enough, it was banned. But the Federalist hasn't been banned yet.


Fake news strikes again!


However, there's a bigger story here. Google has now established a new standard of corporate censorship. They are now holding companies directly financially accountable for content posted on their websites by commenters. Which is quite ironic given that Google owns YouTube, and YouTube comments are a uniquely infamous cesspool.


The major tech companies listed above disrupted the old gatekeepers. They stormed onto the scene nearly overnight, and they've now absorbed more power than just about any company in history. And they're showing that they will use that power.


You need to know what's happening. And you need to know how to handle it to ensure you aren't caught in the crossfire.


That's why you need to listen to this show.

Jun 17 2020

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Private Policing Could Cost You As Little As $36/Mo!

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We're back! Thanks for sticking with us as we took a week off. Back to the grind again!


In Seattle, a bunch of ANTIFA communists associated with Black Lives Matter have laid claim to several city blocks. They're calling it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ. They consider themselves an independent nation that has seceded from the US.


And the mayor of Seattle is in full support of them. We'll see how long it lasts.


Meanwhile, the "Defund the Police" debate is in full steam across America.


On one hand, many advocates claim they don't actually want to defund the police. They just want to reform the police. They want to divert some police funding away into other community ventures, and "defund" is just a good buzzword for the sake of marketing.


But then, on the other hand, the New York Times ran a piece entitled, "Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police."


It doesn't matter, though. Whether progressives want to abolish the police or just reform them, they've given the rest of us a golden opportunity to create some genuine positive change.


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Jun 15 2020

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No, I Won't Apologize, and Neither Should You

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Drew Brees and Mark Wahlberg learned a hard lesson this week.


Both men made the mistake of thinking social justice has anything to do with advocating for positive change in the world.


An interviewer asked Drew Brees about his thoughts on the NFL, the national anthem, and the Black Lives Matter protests. His response predictably got him canceled. In fact, his own teammates even joined in on the melee, telling him to sit down and shut up.


But that wasn't his mistake (even if his answer was obvious outrage fodder). His mistake was apologizing.


The mob also rained down hell on Mark Wahlberg's name after he made the least offensive tweet you'll ever see. He thought he was spreading a message of love and unity, and he probably figured he'd get some bonus points from the woke mob.


However, he failed to realize that the mob doesn't actually care about messages of love and unity. They only want submission, and they'll destroy anyone in the way. Since Marky Mark committed "hate crimes" as a teenager, they canceled him as well.


So here's what you need to realize: this "social justice" movement isn't what it appears.


On the surface, it looks like a good thing; we need people who are willing to speak out against injustice and stand up for victimized people.


However, the people orchestrating the social justice movement are using it as a cover for a blatant power grab. And they're fooling well-meaning people into fueling their movement.


We're watching history repeat itself.


The same impulses that motivated the medieval Crusades and past witch hunts are running through a new secular religion. And you need to know how to handle it to make sure it doesn't catch you with your pants down.


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Jun 08 2020

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Yes, Defund the Police!

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After days of chaotic riots, we're finally starting to hear some actual policy proposals. One three-word phrase is picking up steam: defund the police.


Now, this is a great chance for liberty-minded people to contribute something positive to the conversation.


But first of all, let's be clear.


Most of the people saying "defund the police" have no idea what that actually means. They're just saying something that sounds edgy. They're like parrots, repeating what they've been trained to say.


However, that can work in our favor.


Because "defund the police" sounds a lot like "privatize the police." Take away their public funds and force them to earn their own money.


Conservatives, libertarians, and other reasonable, well-meaning people often make the same mistake: they make the perfect the enemy of the good.


They spend too much time correcting people who are wrong--which has no persuasive value--and they don't spend nearly enough time affirming what people saying.


Because it's a fact that the vast majority of us all want the same things. We want safe, peaceful streets. We want people to be healthy, wealthy, and comfortable. And we want bad cops to be treated like bad cops.


So we must start from a position of affirmation and agreement. Once someone knows that we both want the same thing, they'll start to drop their guard.


And that's when we can work together to create positive change in the world, rather than just voting for it.

Jun 05 2020

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The Formula for Freedom in the 21st Century

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These days, it seems like everybody fancies themselves valiant freedom fighters.

They're filling our city streets with protests. They think they're "fighting the power" and "sticking it to the man." But the reality is, they're just revealing their own powerlessness.

Freedom isn't something you fight for. It's not something you demand, or beg for, or even die for.

Freedom is something you take. It's something you use. And it's always available to you.

Lots of people will tell you that you don't have freedom because of some government program, or because of institutionalized racism, or because of welfare cliffs, or because of socialism.

But they're wrong.

If you don't have freedom, it's because you've chosen not to have freedom.

You've enslaved your mind to narratives and systems and ideologies and interests whose lifeblood is your attention. They've persuaded you that your freedom depends upon someone else giving it to you.

And you've chosen to believe them.

But the funny thing about beliefs is, you can change them whenever you want.

In fact, when you change your beliefs, you change your whole world. Opportunities manifest themselves to you. Where before there were closed doors, poverty, and oppression, now there are open doors, wealth, and freedom. You'll realize they were always around you; you just weren't looking for them.

If this sounds too woo-woo or too good to be true, it's because you just haven't yet understood the formula for freedom in the modern world.

Don't worry: it won't cost you anything but your life.

Because freedom's only price is the old toxic beliefs you leave behind when you choose to claim it.

When you choose not to identify with your old perspective any longer, all of the old beliefs that made up your identity will fall away from you, and you will experience life as a new person.

A free person.

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Jun 03 2020

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We Live In Interesting Times: How to Profit In a World On Fire

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American cities are on fire.

Looters and rioters are burning churches and destroying businesses, big and small. Last night, they even tried to break through the Secret Service and into the White House.

President Trump tweeted that the US will be designating ANTIFA as a terrorist organization. Then he escaped into a bunker for the night.

The corporate press will tell you that white supremacists have co-opted otherwise innocent protests of police brutality.

Some people will tell you this is a deep state plot. Others will say it's more Russian interference. Still others contend that China wants revenge for Trump pulling out of the WHO and lambasting their treatment of Hong Kong.

Who knows which story is true? Perhaps all of them are.

The one thing they all have in common, though, is that they're all about one thing: power.

We're witnessing the collapse of the American empire. When empires collapse, they splinter. We know this from studying history. Power struggles crop up everywhere as everyone jockeys for their cut of the spoils.

Lots of people will preach doom and gloom to you. Fear reigns supreme.

There's no doubt that we live in interesting times. But there's no reason for fear; fearful people are easily controlled.

Those who seek will find. And those who put aside the distractions and focus on controlling their own lives will find the opportunities they seek.

The opportunities are abundant. You just have to start looking for them.

All will be well.

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Jun 01 2020

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Riot vs Rally: How to Use Influence the Right Way

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The people who change the world are the people who know how to manipulate emotions. That's not a value statement. It's a statement of fact.

All humans make decisions emotionally, then justify them rationally. If you want to change WHAT people think, you must first understand HOW they think.

Take the Minnesota riots, for example.

That type of mass movement never starts from the ground up, because most people are followers. They're operating according to their conditioning. Someone told them that they're oppressed, and then convinced them that the best way to handle it is by burning down their neighborhood.

It's an irrational, emotional response to a perceived problem. The problem may or may not be real. In either case, their response is a product of emotional programming.

So the takeaway here is twofold.

First, who is programming your emotions? 

And second, are you communicating effectively to your target audience?

It doesn't matter if it's family, friends, customers, voters, or readers. And the same principles apply whether you're trying to convince your wife to go to your favorite restaurant for dinner, or seeking to persuade your local city council on the merits of a specific policy, or focused on bringing a new product to market.

If you're communicating, you're selling.

The most powerful people in the world know how to sell. It's time for everyone else to catch up.

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May 29 2020

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America Returns to Normal: The Corporate Press Is Race-Baiting Once Again

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Remember 2016?

At this point, it might as well be 1916. So much has happened since then. The world we live in now is different in so many ways.

But apparently it's not too different.

2016 was the year where racial tension in modern America seemed to hit an all-time high. Black Lives Matter dominated every headline, and Colin Kaepernick was in the middle of nuking his NFL career. Every day brought a new case of police brutality, another officer-involved shooting, or more race riots tearing apart American cities.

Every day, day after day, we were hammered with relentless, breathless coverage of a brewing race war.

You would have been forgiven for thinking we were on the verge of an actual outright war. We probably were.

Then those stories disappeared overnight. Suddenly nobody cared about Black Lives Matter anymore.

The police brutality didn't stop. The shootings continued. But nobody talked about them. We all talked about Russian election interference for four years.

Until now.

Now we've suddenly been swamped with stories about race-based violence once again. In 2020.

What do 2016 and 2020 have in common? I'll let you think about that; it shouldn't take you long.

Friend of the show Michael Malice often points out that there's a difference between a bias and an agenda. Lots of people talk about the bias of the corporate press, but they clearly have an agenda.

You can see it just as clearly--perhaps more clearly--in the stories they DON'T cover. Google Duncan Lemp.

The corporate press is fighting a war for your attention. Your attention is power. Your attention is money.

Who are you going to spend it on?

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May 27 2020

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The Real Russia Scandal: Joe Biden's Quid Pro Quo

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Remember how the corporate press spent years breathlessly freaking out about Trump and Russia? It was the only story for month after month after month. All we heard was "quid pro quo."

Then Robert Mueller released his report and it all sputtered out into nothing.

Now Joe Biden is embroiled in his own quid pro quo scandal. And the corporate press don't want to touch it. They've abandoned any pretense of objectivity, because people care more about partisanship than factual news.

Tune in today and we'll give you the details.

Also, as a reminder, we're taking a long weekend for Memorial Day. So our next show will be next Wednesday.

Enjoy the break and make the most of every day. We sure will be. ;)

May 20 2020

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Life is Full of Risks, So Stop Living In Fear

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A top WHO official says the second wave of the "pandemic" will be worse than the first. As if they can actually know that! Maybe it will be. Who knows.

The problem is, that type of warning is being used to pressure governments into continuing these disastrous lockdown policies. Why?

Because lockdowns are disastrous to the local economy, and they make people even more dependent on organizations like… the WHO. How convenient!

Meanwhile, economists are now warning of an impending "tidal wave" of delinquent mortgages, surpassing even the Great Recession.

That's hardly news.

In fact, we've known for a long time that most Americans don't have $1000 to get them through an unexpected emergency. And record millions have lost their jobs due to lockdown over the past several weeks. So of course we will be seeing record numbers of late mortgage payments.

All of this so-called "news" is really just fear porn. Scared people are much easier to control.

Don't let yourself be led around by the nose. Lean into your fears. You can't be a healthy person if you aren't exposing yourself to risk.

There's a whole world of opportunity out there. Don't let someone else's fear stand in the way of your future.

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May 18 2020

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I’m an economist, entrepreneur, and libertarian. I listened to JSP a while back and really enjoyed it. Real economic, business, and political strength! And killer cohost! Now it’s a motivational show transparently geared toward creating a sales funnel for his products. Which is fine, but there’s just not enough value in the show to give me confident that the products are any good for someone who already a motivated hustler like myself. Cohost is pretentious, ranty, silly, and a know-it-all (not in a toungue-in-cheek way like Jason is) who acts like he’s wiser than other also rando libertarians on the internet. Not someone I’d want to be like, or even want at my house party. Poor cohost IMHO especially for a motivational show.

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Yes yes yes. All I can say....