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Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble features conversations between economist and author Will Page and independent analyst Richard Kramer that lay out some inconvenient truths about how financial markets really work.

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Facing the Music

The UK parliament has dug deep into the economics of music streaming, licensing, and what artists get paid. We'll look at what they discovered and the knock-on effect throughout the rest of the world.

25mins

26 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Hyper Competition

This week we look at the tremendous explosion in cultural production--content creation and hyper competition.

24mins

19 Jul 2021

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Talking Your Own Book

This week: talking your own book. Those analysts outside the company and those executives inside the company, who are long and loud about their views of their own stock. Why so long? Why so loud? Why should we listen to them? And if we do listen to them, are we putting ourselves at risk?

23mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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The Charade of the Earnings Call

This week we explore the charade of the earnings call--that quarterly bit of theater that often helps stoke bubbles and creates trouble.

24mins

28 Jun 2021

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Poor Standards

This week we look into rating agencies and ask: Why were they invented? What is their purpose? Who pays their wages?

26mins

14 Jun 2021

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To SPACS and Back

This week we're going to go to SPACs and back, and that's an acronym. It's an acronym that sounds strange, sounds unfamiliar, sounds technical. We'll explain what they are and why they getting so much attention.

27mins

11 Jun 2021

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Building Block #5: Someone Else's Money

This time we discuss the most important subject of them all: money. More importantly, someone else's money. We'll get to the basics. Where does money even come from? Bubble Trouble is hosted by economist and author Will Page and financial analyst Richard Kramer. It is produced by Magnificent Noise, http://magnificentnoise.com.More information is available at bubbletroublepodcast.com.

28mins

12 May 2021

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Building Block #4: Paying Attention

This week we look at the vague way in which various groups have measured the concept of time spent or tried to parcel out the attention economy. How do you really measure attention, and even better, how do you measure the quality of attention or time spent in this attention economy?Bubble Trouble is hosted by economist and author Will Page and financial analyst Richard Kramer. It is produced by Magnificent Noise, http://magnificentnoise.com.More information is available at bubbletroublepodcast.com.

30mins

12 May 2021

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Building Block #3: Themes and Dreams

This time we look at the themes and dreams that markets put out there to attract the investor's dollar. If it's too good to be true, are we in dreamland? Bubble Trouble is hosted by economist and author Will Page and financial analyst Richard Kramer. It is produced by Magnificent Noise, http://magnificentnoise.com.More information is available at bubbletroublepodcast.com.

32mins

12 May 2021

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Building Block #2: Too Smooth To Be True

This time, we're going to talk about how market trends are all too often too smooth to be true. What might that mean? Well, life isn't as predictable as it might first appear, meaning those unpredictable events may have been planned all along. "Great expectations", as Dickens once wrote, "need to be met with better than expected results."Bubble Trouble is hosted by economist and author Will Page and financial analyst Richard Kramer. It is produced by Magnificent Noise, http://magnificentnoise.com.More information is available at bubbletroublepodcast.com.

27mins

12 May 2021

Rank #10