Category Archives: Wall Street

Robert Stark talks to Hunter Wallace about Post Trump Political Trends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Hunter Wallace about the Biden Administration, Post Trump Right, and political realignment on class. Hunter Wallace is an Alabama based blogger at Occidental Dissent and describes himself as a Nationalist Moderate Populist.

Topics:

Revisiting why Donald Trump lost
The New Political Realignment on Class and  Woke Capital’s boycott of Georgia
Whether the GOP’s call to Boycott Woke Corporations is purely symbolic
The track records of potential 2024 GOP nominees including Cotton, Hawley, and De Santis
The role of Trump Post Presidency and whether MAGA Inc. is just the new Con Inc.
Joe Biden’s Polling and his biggest electoral weaknesses: Immigration, Crime, cancel culture, and civil liberties
The Biden Admin’s crackdown on civil liberties in the name of fighting Domestic  Extremism
The pros and cons of Biden’s Infrastructure Plan and the last COVID Relief Bill
Neoliberal Joe Screwing Millennials on Student Debt and giving the shaft to progressives on economics
How opposition to Cancel Culture has become the new culture war with Black Lives Matter tumbling in popularity
The Dirtbag Left flirts with the Dissident Right
How the transformation of the GOP into a National Labor Party is a long-term process
Hunter’s predictions for the midterm elections and next presidential election

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Robert Stark interviews Pinky Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to New York based vlogger Pinky Culture about GameStop, social and economic trends, AstroTurf politics, and populism. Check out Pinky Culture on YouTube and Twitter.

Topics:

Pinky’s political compass.
What the GameStop short squeeze exposes about our economic system
How the Great Reset is just late stage capitalism
Patriot Act but woke
Jimmy Dore calls out AOC
Andrew Yang’s campaign for New York mayor
The Black Pill philosophy
Tucker Carlson on the incel economy
Pinky’s videos on the racepill and agepill
Populist icon Huey Long

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Robert Stark talks to Kevin Lynn about the Election & Economic Crisis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Kevin Lynn about 2020 election issues including the pandemic, economy, and immigration policy. Kevin Lynn is executive director of Progressives for Immigration Reform and founder of US Tech Workers and Doctors without Jobs.

Topics:

Kevin’s past involvement with progressive politics during the Bush era, and how that movement was watered down into today’s woke left
US Tech Workers’ victory for Tennessee Valley Authority workers, and Kevin’s meeting with Trump
The recent Presidential Debate as symbolic of polarization and decline of the Empire
Trump’s initial executive order restricting foreign worker visas that was later watered down
How the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in our nation’s borders
Trump’s support for The CARES Act bailout and PPP loans for corporations with limited benefits for the public
The stock market being propped up by buybacks, the K-shaped recovery, and dangers of an economic bubble burst
The benefits of remote work
Kamala Harris – Silicon Valley Love Affair
How immigration and handling of the pandemic have become part of the divisive culture war

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Robert Stark talks to Ron Unz about America’s Fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Ron Unz about how the pandemic exposed America’s deep-seated corruption and how we might witness the nation’s fall. Ron Unz is a theoretical physicist, and editor of the Unz Review, and a past candidate for California Governor in the 90’s and more recently for  US Senate.

Topics:

Recap of Ron’s Top Issues in past California U.S. Senate Race
The Unz Review as a big tent of important, interesting, and controversial opinions from both the left and right
The abysmal handling of the public health crisis
The looting of the treasury by politically connected corporations under the CARES ACT bailout and loan guarantees
How America could lose it’s status as the World’s Reserve currency, which would expose how poor Americans have become
The irrationality of our nation’s leaders provoking a conflict with Russia and China
The end of meritocracy and Culture of Corruption in the US
The iconoclastic cultural revolution as a product of our elite universities
The debt crisis and siphoning off of wealth from our economy
The contrast of America’s inefficiency with China’s handling of the pandemic and infrastructure projects
Woke Capital
Why California has avoided the worst of the civil unrest impacting much of the nation
Tech Censorship: how The Unz Review was banned from Facebook and de-ranked from Google
Ron’s thoughts on the motives for tech censorship

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Robert Stark talks to Ellen Brown about Funding the Basic Income & Green New Deal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen Brown is an attorney and founder of the Public Banking Institute, and was a candidate for California State Treasurer. She has written twelve books, including Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free (2010), and The Public Bank Solution.

Topics:

Ellen’s article Universal Basic Income Is Easier Than It Looks
How to fund the Basic Income without using tax revenue
How a Basic Income would replace money-created-as-debt with debt-free money
Basic income as debt repudiation
Why a basic income need not be inflationary
Automation’s role in restructuring the economy
How when long-term discouraged workers are included, the real unemployment figure is 21.5 percent
Filling the Gap Between Wages, Debt and GDP
Ellen’s article This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work
How a network of public banks could fund the Green New Deal
How the Reconstruction Finance Corp was used to fund the original New Deal
Economic and technological benefits of the Green New Deal
Ellen’s article Trump’s War on the Fed

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Robert Stark talks to Scott Laudati about Cuba & Occupy Wall Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, co-host Pilleater, and Cartrell Payne(The Adventure Kid) talk to  Scott Laudati. Laudati is a writer and musician. He is the author of Play the Devil and has written a book of poetry Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair.

Topics:

Intro: Scott Laudati – “A Girl From Greenwich Village pt. II
The translation of his book Play the Devil into Italian
The publishing process and the pros and cons of self publishing
Scott’s Upcoming book of poetry “Yeti Funeral,” a poem about his dog, poems about New York, and influences including the Beats and Jim Carroll
Observations about living in New York City; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Experience living in LA, Downtown LA, Broadway and the Bradbury Building
Scott’s recent trip to Cuba, the embargo, the travel ban, the current laws, and misconceptions about Cuba
Scott’s involvement with Occupy Wall Street, Police Brutality, and his arrest
The rise in political violence
Movies, Comedy, and TV shows

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Robert Stark interviews Bay Area Guy about the SF Bay Area and the FIRE Economy

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Robert Stark, Rabbit & Alex von Goldstein talk to Bay Area-based blogger Bay Area Guy of  Occident Invicta

Topics include:

Bay Area Guy’s article The Bay Area and the FIRE Economy, which reviews Robert Stark’s interview with Laura Foote Clark of Grow SF
How as a renter in the Bay Area this issue personally effects Bay Area Guy
The role that Banks and the FIRE sector play in driving up the cost of real estate
Bay Area Guy’s point that he does not want the Bay Area to become like SoCal: an environmental eyesore characterized by track housing and strip malls
However Bay Area Guy does endorse Laura’s proposal of having Silicon Valley become more urbanized
The role that mass immigration plays in the housing crisis on top of the FIRE economy
Bay Area Renters Federation’s Sonja Trauss: Advocating for Housing Development in San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation‘s lawsuit against the city of Lafayette over a development
The argument that white NIMBY’s oppose development because of diversity, and Bay Area Guy’s article, “Diversity” is Simply Code for “Non-white”
Bay Area Guy’s review of Killing the Host by Michael Hudson
The FIRE economy, which is an economy based on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate sectors
Michael Hudson’s proposal to tax unearned income(ex. Tobin tax)
The goal of a fair tax policy should not just be to redistribute wealth, but also to punish predatory behavior, and incentivize productive behavior
How Michael Hudson invokes the arguments of Classical Liberals such as Adam Smith, and John Stewart Mills, who distinguished between earned and unearned income
Unearned income is any wealth not generated by production or labor
Debt and living paycheck to paycheck is the road to serfdom
How the majority of people’s income goes towards unearned income(ex. rent, insurance, mortgages)
How lower wages are bad for the economy, because consumers have less money to spend
Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Calls Bernie Sanders Supporters Basement Dwellers, and that she viewed Wall Street as best to manage the economy
The Calvinist mentality in American culture, that your worth is based on your wealth
What makes Hudson’s book so brilliant is he points out that the ultra rich make their money through unproductive or predatory ways
Examples of countries that have moved away from the FIRE economy include Germany and Japan, who have a high end manufacturing base
In contrast the FIRE economies of the United States and the United Kingdom became dominant using protectionist and mercantilist measures, but liberalized their economies later on
Why Universal Healthcare and Public investment in infrastructure benefit the economy
Michael Hudson debunks supply side economics by pointing out the rich spend most of their extra income on products they already own, or lend their money out at interest
How the concept of a free market has been twisted from freedom from the rentier economy, into letting the financial sector do what ever they want
Michael Hudson’s point that the primary function of banking is not to fund business or stimulate the economy, but to bid up assets already in place, and attach debt to rents


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Robert Stark interviews James Howard Kunstler

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Robert Stark, Rabbit, and Alex von Goldstein talk to writer and social critic, James Howard Kunstler

Topics include:

The history of suburbia
James’ theory of history that things happen because they seem like a good idea at the time
How our auto oriented petroleum based society is unsustainable
How bad urban planing has negative psychological and cultural implications
The role of zoning laws, and how zoning can both encourage and prevent suburban sprawl
The future of suburbia, how some will be retrofitted into walkalble communities, while others will be abandoned
The New Urbanist Movement
Mass immigration and overpopulation
Why James does not view skyscrapers and hyper density as viable alternatives to suburbia
Robert’s point that tall structures can have aesthetic value, and how James acknowledges that the early wave of skyscrapers(ex. Singer BuildingWoolworth BuildingManhattan Municipal Building) were beautiful structures but historical flukes
How European cities provide the ideal model for urbanism
Examples of sustainable American cities include Portland, Oregon, Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia
Mass Transit, and why James favors investing in existing rail infrastrusture over new high speed rail
The Streetcar suburb, and how they provide a model for New Urbanism
James’ point that even with alternative energy and technological innovation, we still have to downsize and localize our society and economy
How peak oil will lead to economic and political decentralization
How Peak Oil will make Globalization unsustainable
The future of China and the Arab Gulf States
Pre-War Japan as the best example of an advanced civilization without industrialization
The scarcity of water in the future, and how the inland water system will regain it’s value
Historic Preservation, how the movement was started in the 1960’s in response to the demolition of Pennsylvania Station in NYC, and the debate about what should be preserved
Rabbit makes the case for mid century modern
Capital scarcities in the future, and how mass development is dependent upon the financial system
James’ four book series set in a post economic collapse America, the World Made by Hand


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Robert Stark interviews Ron Unz about his campaign for Senate

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Robert Stark and co-host Alex von Goldstein talk to Ron Unz about his campaign for US Senate in California.  Ron Unz is the editor of The Unz Review and his campaign website is unzforsenate.org. He is also chairman of Free Harvard/Fair Harvard, a slate of candidates running for the university’s Board of Overseers on a platform of immediately abolishing undergraduate tuition.

Topics include:

How Ron Unz organized and sponsored a successful ballot initiative(prop 227) to keep English in the Schools
The San Francisco Chronicle article about Ron Unz, Even Republicans Swing Left in 1st California U.S. Senate Debate
His support for Raising the Minimum Wage
Raising the minimum wage as a politically correct way to reduce illegal immigration
His stance on Immigration  and support for a reduction in legal immigration
How mass immigration effects workers and the environment
Cutting College Tuition and his campaign for ending tuition at Harvard
The Myth of American Meritocracy
Opposing Affirmative Action
Controlling the Wall Street Casinos and His support for a Financial Transaction Tax
The importance of Admitting the Iraq War was a Disaster
Civil Liberties and Government Surveillance

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Robert Stark interviews Presidential Candidate Scott Smith

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Robert Stark and co-host Alex von Goldstein talk to independent presidential candidate Scott Smith. With a background in Wall Street finance, Scott Smith is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded companies in such diverse industries as agriculture, finance, educational media, and technology. He began his career as a pioneer grower of Sunburst tangerines, helping to develop a market for the fruit and establish the variety’s popularity. In the 1990’s Scott was an early pioneer in structured finance, developing the model for conduit financing. His model was rapidly adopted by Wall Street and used for securitizing many forms of debt. His campaign website is Scott Smith 2016

Topics include:

Scott Smith’s plan to abolish the income tax, pay off the deficit without cutting social programs
How Scott’s economic proposals adress both the concerns of the left and the right
Scott’s support for a Financial Settlements Tax to replace the income tax
How under Banking 2.0 you would no longer pay interest on loans, so loans would cost less than they do today
How Banks would obtain money for loans directly from the Fed at no interest, so little banks would be able to compete with big banks, helping to reduce service fees for customers
The need for a basic citizens income and how to implement it without using tax revenue and creating inflation
Healthcare, how we pay more money to insurance companies than we do to healthcare, and Scott’s solutions
Immigration
Scott’s plan to legalize drugs and putting the government in charge of producing and selling drugs
Scott’s book The Ten Financial Commandments
How to explain financial policies in layman’s terms


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