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The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 22-020 - Supplemental Appropriation

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 38:40


In this episode, elected officials using Omicron as aother "substantial" money grab from the American people. Prisoners receive stimulus checks in New York.

American Institute for Economic Research
Stimulus & Wages, What Exactly Happened? By Siddharth Gundapaneni

American Institute for Economic Research

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 5:31


“Going forward, there should be less of a one-size-fits-all approach to such policy, as a more targeted bill would minimize waste of scarce resources, and curtail detrimental consequences, like inflation, to working-class Americans.” ~ Siddharth Gundapaneni

Morning Invest
FED Ending Stimulus as the US Dollar is Crushed Under Inflation

Morning Invest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 73:26


The cost of living last month is 7% higher than it was one year ago. And the US dollar continues to decline. Can President Biden do anything about it? Or is he too busy pushing for voting legislation?  This is the fastest increase since 1982 and politicians are trying to pretend that they're not panicked about it so that they can raise the debt ceiling next month and continue government spending. 

Economic Ninja
Jerome Powell To Crash Economy, Says No Need For Aggressive Stimulus [Live Streamed]

Economic Ninja

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 19:15


Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell called high inflation a “severe threat” to a full economic recovery and said Tuesday the central bank was preparing to raise interest rates because the economy no longer needed emergency support. Link To My Interview where a CEO says China may have planned their RMB rising in order to export #inflation to the US: https://youtu.be/VdeNwTCPVuU Subscribe to #NinjaNation: https://economicninja.org

The Joe Pags Show
Did convicted murderers and sex trafficers receive stimulus payments?

The Joe Pags Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 116:41


It's Taco Tuesday. Dr. Fauci and Rand Paul go at it again. Special guests on the show today: Thomas Renz, a great lawyer who is exposing the lies about the vaccine. Also on the show, Sherrif Mark Lamb talks about whether or not defunding the police is dead.

The John Batchelor Show
#LondonCalling: Inflation unleashed, stimulus contained. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 8:05


Photo:  Under the 2008 stimulus package, it provided further support and funding for the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), which was aimed to provide training for workers and jobs in the public sector.  Here:  Job Corps Training Center, Wellfleet #LondonCalling:  Inflation unleashed, stimulus contained. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

The John Batchelor Show
No more stimulus. @LizPeek. @TheHill

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 6:16


Photo:  W C Morris Spokesman-Review cartoons 091 No more stimulus. @LizPeek. @TheHill https://www.wsj.com/articles/powell-confirmation-hearing-could-shed-more-light-on-plans-to-contain-inflation-11641897004?mod=hp_lead_pos5

Misty and Ike Ruin the Internet
You Googled What?!?! * Episode 357 * Misty and Ike

Misty and Ike Ruin the Internet

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 14:36


It's that time of the year that Google releases their most googled things!Not a Kardashian or porn website to be found!Pete Davidson. Stimulus checks and Squid Game took some honors!Come see what else!!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/MistyandIke)

Morning Invest
Congress Weighs Lockdowns at Emergency Stimulus Meeting as COVID Cases Surge

Morning Invest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 78:47


 In today's livestream we're looking at lawmakers holding an emergency meeting last night around a new round of covid stimulus. 

Chicks on the Right Podcast
Hour 3, 01-05-22: Another stimulus is being considered, Chicago teachers walkout, and Rob Rant

Chicks on the Right Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 37:29


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The Moneywise Guys
1/4/22 More stimulus? Investor mistakes and electric car company weirdness

The Moneywise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 48:51


The Moneywise Guys Tuesday, January 4th BE MONEYWISE. Moneywise Wealth Management I "The Moneywise Guys" podcast call: 661-463-8264 text in anytime: 661-396-1000 email: info@moneywiseguys.com website: www.MoneywiseGuys.com

ValueSide
2022: A New Year, And A New Economy?

ValueSide

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 8:05


On the surface, it looks OK. GDP has been growing so far this year. But it's all based on stimulus dollars. At an amount that has never been approached before. Think of it, nearly half of our national income in 2021, was the stimulus. This naturally leads to the question: what would happen if that Stimulus were withdrawn?

ValueSide
2022: A New Year, And A New Economy?

ValueSide

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 8:05


On the surface, it looks OK. GDP has been growing so far this year. But it's all based on stimulus dollars. At an amount that has never been approached before. Think of it, nearly half of our national income in 2021, was the stimulus. This naturally leads to the question: what would happen if that Stimulus were withdrawn?

ValueSide
2022: A New Year, And A New Economy?

ValueSide

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 8:05


On the surface, it looks OK. GDP has been growing so far this year. But it's all based on stimulus dollars. At an amount that has never been approached before. Think of it, nearly half of our national income in 2021, was the stimulus. This naturally leads to the question: what would happen if that Stimulus were withdrawn?

The Money GPS
No Cash and No Stimulus = 2022 Titanic Moment

The Money GPS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 15:14


TOPICS AND TIMESTAMPS: What's Going On? 0:00 NATURAL RESOURCES 0:47 MIDDLE CLASS 4:42 STOCKS A LOCK? 10:31 China's Water Shortage Is Scary for India, Thailand, Vietnam - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-12-29/china-s-water-shortage-is-scary-for-india-thailand-vietnam China Fires Up New Giant Coal Power Plant in Face of Calls for Cuts https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-fires-up-new-giant-coal-power-plant-in-face-of-calls-for-cuts_4183280.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=ZeroHedge Rystad Energy - 2021 global oil and gas discoveries projected to sink to lowest level in 75 years https://www.rystadenergy.com/newsevents/news/press-releases/2021-global-oil-and-gas-discoveries-projected-to-sink-to-lowest-level-in-75-years2/ Economists warn of inflation inequality as poor get slammed by rising prices https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/29/economists-warn-of-inflation-inequality-in-2022.html 2021-12-30_05-37-31.jpg (997×585) https://cms.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/2021-12-30_05-37-31.jpg?itok=dXYKRlH0 Yellow cabdrivers in New York struggle to stay alive as the pandemic rages on - CNN https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/us/yellow-taxi-drivers-new-york-covid/index.html The key to Fed rate hikes? It may be the 2022 paychecks of Americans https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/30/the-key-to-fed-rate-hikes-it-may-be-the-2022-paychecks-of-americans.html Libor to take firm step towards oblivion on New Year's Day | Financial Times https://www.ft.com/content/c13dd5fd-6de3-45f4-b7c5-9e91c76e813a

Economic Ninja
Watch This Before You File Your 2021 IRS Taxes in 2022 (Changes)

Economic Ninja

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 3:42


https://abc7.com/tax-season-2022-filing-taxes-irs-refund-check/11394667/ It comes down to these 3 tax changes: 1. Child tax credit payments Families who received advance payments this year will need to keep an eye out for Letter 6419 from the IRS. It's already being sent out, according to the IRS. The letter includes the total amount of advance child tax credit payments taxpayers received in 2021. 2. Stimulus payments and Recovery Rebate Credit If you didn't qualify for the third economic impact payment - commonly referred to as a "stimulus check" - or didn't get the full amount, you could be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit. You'll need to file a 2021 tax return, even if you don't usually file, to claim the credit. 3. Charitable contributions Taxpayers who don't itemize deductions may qualify to take a deduction of up to $600 for married couples filing joint returns and up to $300 for all other filers for any cash contributions made in 2021 to qualifying organizations The IRS will send Letter 6475 in early 2022, which contains the total amount of the third stimulus payment. Subscribe to #NinjaNation: https://economicninja.org

For What It's Worth
Inflation, rate hikes and the Fed's ongoing balancing act

For What It's Worth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 25:07


Is the Federal Reserve concerned about price levels? What's the significance of asset purchases ending? Will supply chain struggles resolve? Raymond James Chief Economist Dr. Scott Brown shares his outlook for 2022. [Recorded 12/8/21]

The VegaBlu Show
Jay Z Giving out Gifts to Lil Mama, Verzuz, and Where Is Nicki Minaj?!

The VegaBlu Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 38:42


Tonight's Menu: Jayz sends Lil Mama a Stimulus package

Planned Solutions
Inflation Could Affect The Stock Market Pandemic Related Stimulus To End Soon Tax Gain Harvesting

Planned Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 25:11


On this episode of the Planned Solutions Incorporated Podcast, It remains to be seen whether the recent bout of high inflation will persist longer-term. However, should inflation remain elevated, it is important to understand the impact that it may have on stock prices. This includes the potential for high inflation to lead to an increase in interest rates, which will likely have negative implications for growth stocks, while value stocks and high-dividend stocks may benefit from such an environment. Also, Two of the last pandemic related stimulus programs are scheduled to end in the next couple of months. The expanded child tax credit payments that some households are receiving monthly in advance are scheduled to end on December 31, 2021. Also, the moratorium on federal student loan payments and the suspension of interest payments on those loans are scheduled to end in February 2022. And, Year-end tax planning often involves tax-loss harvesting in which investors sell investments that have a tax loss to capture the tax benefit for the current or future tax years. However, in some years tax-gain harvesting may also be advisable, especially when taxpayers can use past losses to offset the gain, will avoid taxes on the gain due to low income for the tax year, or expect income tax rates on capital gains to increase in future years. Plus a look at the Planned Solutions Incorporated Office Bulletin Board- The 2021 SmartVault files have been created; this can be a good place to store any donation receipts, car registrations taxes, property tax payments, estimated tax payments, etc. while we wait for the tax season to begin. Chase is once again contributing to the Sacramento Business Review (SBR) January economic update event. The SBR is a collaboration between members of the Sacramento Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society and the Sacramento State University School of Business. Chase Armer's book- Financial Planning Insights is now available at: store.bookbaby.com/book/financial-…anning-insights www.amazon.com/Financial-Plannin…1586894022&sr=8-1 To subscribe to the Personal Finance Review (the written form of all the content we discuss on the podcast) please e-mail Katie@PlannedSolutions.com The Personal Finance Review is published and distributed on a biweekly basis by Planned Solutions, Inc. for informational purposes only. Please seek the advice of a qualified financial planner before taking any action. Planned Solutions, Inc. ADDRESS: PHONE: 1130 Iron Point Road, Suite 170 (916) 361-0100 Folsom, CA 95630 (800) 750-2111 E-MAIL: FAX: Shannon@PlannedSolutions.com (916) 361-0191 WEB SITE: www.PlannedSolutions.com #finance #invest #investment #stocks #inflation #deflation #bonds

LostAfrican
Afro Economics Dec. 2021 Stimulus and more

LostAfrican

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 30:57


likely hood of 4th, 5th stimulus Checks, other benefits in purposal and like and other economical strides the diasopra making with the world. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-lost-african/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-lost-african/support

Grow or Die Podcast
198. Novel stimulus

Grow or Die Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 32:39


This podcast is brought to you by Revive Supplements and RAW Nutrition. Use code Mihaly at checkout for Revive and RAW. Follow us on Instagram! Podcast: @growordie Justin: @jmihaly_ Brandon: @Brandon_longtime

The Matt Locke Show
Democrats want another stimulus

The Matt Locke Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 60:01


Democrats warn Puddin' Pop that he may need a second Coronavirus stimulus. Fauci tells the vaccinated that they haven't given enough, yet. After wrecking the Democrat party Joe Manchin may become an independent. AOC wants Biden to be more like a dictator minus the mean tweets. Trump dominates the Republican Party for 2024.

NY to ZH Täglich: Börse & Wirtschaft aktuell
Mehr Covid. Weniger Stimulus.

NY to ZH Täglich: Börse & Wirtschaft aktuell

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 9:41


Die Wall Street wird durch zwei Themen belastet: COVID und das Scheitern des Stimulus-Pakets von Biden. Dass sich die Futures von den Tiefs erholen, ist Moderna zu verdanken. Covid neutralisierende Antikörper werden durch die Booster-Dose um das 37-fache gesteigert. Wie dem auch sei, haben in den USA bisher nur rund ein Drittel der Erwachsenen den Booster erhalten. Dass das 1,75 Billionen Dollar Stimulus-Paket an Senator Manchin scheitert, veranlasst Goldman Sachs dazu die Wirtschaftsprognosen zu kappen. Statt um 3 Prozent, soll das BIP im ersten Quartal um nur noch 2 Prozent wachsen, gefolgt von 3 Prozent im zweiten Quartal. Gleichzeitig mahnt JP Morgan, dass die Konsumausgaben seit Thanksgiving deutlich nachgelassen haben. Weihnachten könnte für den Einzelhandel enttäuschend ausfallen. Abonniere den Podcast, um keine Folge zu verpassen! ____ Folge uns, um auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben: • Facebook: http://fal.cn/SQfacebook • Twitter: http://fal.cn/SQtwitter • LinkedIn: http://fal.cn/SQlinkedin • Instagram: http://fal.cn/SQInstagram

Wall Street mit Markus Koch
Schlagzeilengetriebene Verluste - mehr COVID, weniger Stimulus.

Wall Street mit Markus Koch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 18:40


Die Wall Street wird durch zwei Themen belastet: COVID und das Scheitern des Stimulus-Pakets von Biden. Dass sich die Futures von den Tiefs erholen, ist Moderna zu verdanken. Covid neutralisierende Antikörper werden durch die Booster-Dose um das 37-fache gesteigert. Wie dem auch sei, haben in den USA bisher nur rund ein Drittel der Erwachsenen den Booster erhalten. Dass das 1,75 Billionen Dollar Stimulus-Paket an Senator Manchin scheitert, veranlasst Goldman Sachs dazu die Wirtschaftsprognosen zu kappen. Statt um 3 Prozent, soll das BIP im ersten Quartal um nur noch 2 Prozent wachsen, gefolgt von 3 Prozent im zweiten Quartal. Gleichzeitig mahnt JP Morgan, dass die Konsumausgaben seit Thanksgiving deutlich nachgelassen haben. Weihnachten könnte für den Einzelhandel enttäuschend ausfallen. Abonniere den Podcast, um keine Folge zu verpassen! LINKS https://www.instagram.com/kochwallstreet/ https://www.facebook.com/markus.koch.newyork https://www.youtube.com/user/kochntv https://www.markuskoch.de/

Handel 45-Minute Morning Show
Republicans Embracing Stimulus Money, The 60-Year Career and Handel History: Shipping Containers

Handel 45-Minute Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 43:42


Bill Handel on Republicans who originally assailed President Biden's Stimulus Bill now embracing the money coming their way, retirement is now much further away for the working class than it used to be, and a little Handel History on the shipping containers that are wrecking the supply chain.

Bill Handel on Demand
The Bill Handel Show - 7a - Republicans Embrace Biden's Stimulus Money and Medical News with Dr. Jim Keany

Bill Handel on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 29:28


Bill Handel talks about how Republicans who originally assailed Biden's stimulus embracing the money. Also, retailers say thefts are at a crisis level, but the numbers say otherwise. Dr. Jim Keany of Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo joins the show for this week's edition of Medical News, where he and Bill talk about the Omicron variant and hospitalization.

WSJ What’s News
Will the Fed Taper Its Stimulus?

WSJ What’s News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 13:42


A.M. Edition for Dec. 15. The Federal Reserve is widely expected to shift policy and accelerate the tapering of its bond-buying program. WSJ's Nick Timiraos explains why the December Fed meeting is so closely watched by investors and when we can expect U.S. interest rates to rise. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Wall Street Breakfast
Wall Street Breakfast December 14: The Fed Huddles on Stimulus and Inflation

Wall Street Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 11:13


Our top stories include: The Fed Huddles on Stimulus and Inflation, Cloudy Days for Solar Power and Harley-Davidson Shares Go Hog Wild Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Morning Invest
Huge Stimulus News as Senators Face-off Over Costs and Debt Ceiling

Morning Invest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 63:49


In today's livestream... today we're looking at the  battle now facing the Senate between the stimulus and debt ceiling. Plus new government lockdowns are a new reality around the world  as fears over Omicron grow. We're also previewing the Fed's big meeting on Wednesday. 

The Bledsoe Show
How to make choices that create the best results

The Bledsoe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 76:41


00:00.00 mikebledsoe Welcome to Monday mornings with mike and max and today we're gonna be talking about choice how to choose Better. We're gonna start off with a quote from Dr. Victor frankl and the quote is between stimulus and response. There is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response and our response lies our growth and our freedom. 00:25.18 Max Shank Oh So when I think about this I always use fasting as a way to get people into this mode of thinking because we're so conditioned to. Eat whenever we feel that spark of a stimulus like oh I'm hungry and usually that Stimulus gets confused because you're not physically Hungry. You're just ah, chronologically hungry. Like it's time to eat or I'm bored so you reflexively go after the food and I think this concept of taking a pause so you can choose with your neocortex or what I call the wizard brain is maybe the.. The only important aspect for living a better life because if you're using your lizard brain to choose you have no control over what happens it is valuable to make Lizard brain reflexive choices when there is. Imminent danger but the rest of the time you'll probably get the worst outcome possible and you're certainly not able to see the big picture. In fact in the book Dune which is probably my favorite fiction book the test they do to Determine. If. The young lad is human is they put his hand in a box that gives crazy crazy pain and simultaneously the proctor of this test is holding a poisoned needle at his neck and says if you take your hand out of the box I will kill you. So. The whole idea is being able to suffer the pain of your hand feeling like it's melting off for the big picture of survival and that's pretty much the key to better choices is. You have to be willing to sacrifice what you want now for what you want most and if you don't take that Pause. You have no chance. 02:41.10 mikebledsoe Yeah I Also think about the the response without without taking any space. You know there's no space. There's just a ah a reaction. A response is something that's done consciously. Your reaction is. Is unconscious and ah most of our behavior is a reaction. It's unconscious and a lot of it. It's trained over time and ah 1 of the things that I've noticed is that we tend to be ah, very. Very poor at recognizing which reactions or unconscious ah ah reactions we have ah are man my brain's freezing on this 1 Ah. They're not serving us anymore. We don't recognize when they're not serving us anymore a lot of times and so. 03:38.32 Max Shank I think it has to do with the subconscious self-image. So whatever Selfim image you truly hold subconsciously that's going to be the driver of those reactive or reflexive or unconscious decisions. 03:53.69 mikebledsoe Say more. 03:56.76 Max Shank Okay, so you have this version of yourself this story of yourself that you believe that you are comfortable with remember the eco's top Priority is to sustain to keep things status quo to get as much control as Possible. So. Whatever your self-image is like your subconscious will reflexively choose to reinforce that Position. So If you're not giving yourself well, you need 2 things a you need to take that pause if you would like to choose consciously. And B which proves quite a bit harder is you have to alter your selfimage which takes conscious practice and I think writing down what your target self looks like I know James clear ah talks about how. You make up an identity and then you'll choose to be your choices will be congruent with that identity. So That's 1 way of looking at that. 05:03.59 mikebledsoe Yeah, and well an identity is is built up like what's connected to identity is is beliefs what you believe about yourself. But Also what you believe about the world and if we want to look at this from a ah physiological perspective. There's a lot of neural connections. There's actual physical neural connections that that either support or don't support ways of viewing the world and so a lot of that has to be done and this is what they look at with Psychedelic Medicine Why it so helpful is because it. At a physiological level changes those neural connections or allows those neural connections to to change and so the more repetition you have an old identity or in an identity I won't say old in an identity the the more physical Connections. You're going to have so it it takes. There's a bit of work that has to be done in order for someone to change how they view themselves and how they they view the world and what they believe about those things. 06:07.57 Max Shank Big time you gotta be willing to like this like a snake that doesn't shed its skin will die So You have to be willing to shed those dead layers in order to embrace that new identity and. That can prove very difficult because you have to basically suffer a partial death in order to do that. 06:31.61 mikebledsoe Yeah, that that identity is from from my view is largely formed from avoiding certain feelings. So kids at a young age. They they. They experience something. They have a feeling they don't like it they decide hey I want to avoid feeling this ever again. So I will behave in a way that allows me to avoid feeling this way and if I ever start to feel this way then I'm going to change my behavior and that really shapes. The identity that shapes that or what we could call personality so that shapes personality that shapes identity and that ah that identity stays away from certain things and indulges in other things and ah. You know we talk about you know parts of that that ego or that identity that's going to die and it doesn't want to die. But I think a lot of it is is the the self doesn't want to have that experience it doesn't want to experience that feeling that that feeling that feeling to a child is like death. You know you ever watch a 4 year old just go to fucking pieces because someone took his favorite logo lego you know or or toy car he is acting like it's the end of the world. Yeah. 07:52.27 Max Shank Well it is because he has the inability to see the big picture I think that's 1 of the things that I've noticed most um is that for a child It's either the best thing ever or the worst tragedy that has ever befallen them. And there's not really an in-between because they're purely present and in fact, their brain waves are basically similar I think it's theta brainwave to psychedelics. So everything is new and different. Everything is right now. So there's no there's no attachment to. Last week and there's no understanding of next week it's just what's happening right now I skinned my knee it hurts I'm going to scream Bloody murder or what's happening right now I'm chasing a butterfly and running around and this is the best butterfly I've ever seen. 08:42.92 mikebledsoe Yeah, and so a lot of behavior comes from what that 4 year old chooses and that those neural connect connections are made. There's feelings that are judged as to wanting to avoid all these things and so that that starts creating a lot of that. On a macro scale. The unconscious patterns. The unconscious reactions. Ah, and so ah, that that's why I say the majority of how we behave is is unconscious. 09:09.47 Max Shank Um, it's not. 09:15.14 Max Shank And it's not just avoidance right because we're always naturally moving toward pleasure away from paint. So would you say it's both. 09:21.94 mikebledsoe Yeah, well,, there's there's things we avoid and there's things we indulge in ah and I mean I've known people. Well I'll talk about myself. Ah I used to indulge in guilt and so someone would think well you're crazy. Like well if you want to know what you tend to indulge in is just where do you spend the majority of your emotional space. Where is you know? Maybe you're playing a video game or you're working and your mind is fully engaged in something else. But that moment that you break from that. And you get that moment with yourself What kind of memories. Do you pull up? you know, do you pull up memories that make you feel joy Happy Sad Guilty you know, Ah, whatever it may be and so I think that it would be good for for anybody to do an assessment and go. Ah, what is it that I indulge in and then also what are the emotions that I rarely experience or maybe maybe I start to experience them and I figure out a way to ah ah avoid Them. You know there's where a lot of addiction comes from is. Ah, the addictive behavior is an avoidance you know people are addicted to video games or porn or yeah substances and it's because they want to get away from something. So Ah yeah. 10:45.29 Max Shank It's all escapism right? it it doesn't matter what lever that you're using. It's more about what are you trying to escape and if you don't go through that then you'll just pick up a new addiction if you happen to quit 1 It's like chain smoking and donuts at an a a meeting. 10:58.34 mikebledsoe Yeah. 11:02.99 Max Shank Like ah this so much better and maybe for some people. It is a lot better. 11:04.75 mikebledsoe We will get addicted to exercise I Watched you know I'm sure you do too you we we both own gyms and there's people that come in that are I don't know how many people there were. They're basically alcoholics and chain smokers before they they came to work out. 11:10.68 Max Shank Oh yeah. 11:17.30 Max Shank And right. 11:22.97 mikebledsoe And then they found Crossfit and which cross Crossfit I think got popular amongst those types of individuals. Ah yeah, they because the thing is is if you if you if you push yourself under heaviest loads possible. 11:31.26 Max Shank Masochists. 11:41.30 mikebledsoe Or you go to the extreme and get into these glycolytic workouts or you get into these high endurance workouts where you know you start getting into this place where your mind really has to be focused on the present or else you get fucked up. So if you're squatting 500 pounds and you're not present. 11:54.16 Max Shank Further. 11:59.87 mikebledsoe Guess what it's you're gonna hurt yourself. You know you're you're going for time and all you're trying to do is breathe and that's the only thing you can think about is breathing and feeling your body Even if it's not enjoyable. It's still better than you know, having that moment with yourself. So I think that I think that particular. 12:05.84 Max Shank Um, yeah. 12:16.45 Max Shank Um, the. 12:19.19 mikebledsoe Exercise protocol lends itself to people who who want to escape. 12:23.89 Max Shank I Think it's good to like the idea of Escape is we don't avoid things we avoid feelings. That's what's so interesting and when it comes to the identity. You also want to consider the role and you have to look at. 12:30.46 mikebledsoe Right. 12:43.51 Max Shank A couple things neurologically so neurons that fire together wire together and Neuron neural pathways are just like So basically the more you fire nerves along a pathway. 12:47.27 mikebledsoe A. 13:02.96 Max Shank The more efficient you get at firing that same neural pathway which is why sometimes people feel a familiar pain pattern like in their shoulder or whatever. Even though there's no problem there anymore. It's just been so reinforced because what happens you get this fatty. 13:14.18 mikebledsoe Um. 13:21.52 Max Shank Tissue called Myelin which is called a Myelin sheath it wraps around the Axon and it's basically like insulation. So The conductivity is Greater. There's less signal Loss. So It's like it's basically like going from a dirt hiking path. To a superhighway. You know the more you go through that same neurological firing pathway. Ah the more efficiently that you can go through there and there's definitely less resistance which is another electricity term. It's funny how there's all these. 13:58.19 mikebledsoe Well it is a it is an electrical system. 14:00.74 Max Shank Similarities. It is electrical exactly so you got to recognize that the more that you have fired a certain pathway. It's probably going to take um, an equal and opposite amount of counter. Action action or counteractivity to form a ah new pathway because you will subconsciously or reflexively gravitate Toward. What is the lowest energy cost and most familiar. 14:31.85 mikebledsoe Yeah, and going back to the quote from the beginning is that that ah that time in between is ah the time in between stimulus and response that space is our power to choose. 14:38.90 Max Shank The. 14:50.54 mikebledsoe And at least our growth and freedom and so there are what you pointed out before the show there are there are times where you want a reaction so you know Imminent Danger Imminent Physical Danger. You usually want to rely on reactivity If you. Know you know what? I'm just going to take 3 breaths and gonna I'm gonna think about this when you're dead right? And so yeah, flinch is a man Ah Tony Blauer Ah went to 1 of his courses and ah. 15:09.94 Max Shank Um, yeah, while a ah punch is coming at you and you should have just flinched. 15:27.46 mikebledsoe Yeah, he he bases everything off the flinch because he goes look. We could train you in all these crazy tactics. But you're not going to train it enough like I'm not going to train you well enough in a weekend. So let's just go up. Let's let's start with the flinch and then. 15:28.47 Max Shank Yeah. 15:43.29 Max Shank Um. 15:45.91 mikebledsoe After you flinch. What do you do next because the flinch is actually a good reaction if somebody goes to hit you or you're being shot at or you know, whatever it's and you're not going up. You're not going to untrain that flinch and so. 16:00.60 Max Shank It's like reflexive piggybacking right? He's taking this reflex that already happens and you're reinforcing it in a better way. 16:07.73 mikebledsoe Right? right? And so um, so some we're not saying that everything. Every reaction is a poor reaction but I do want to point out is um, having been myself I've done some tactical training in the military and the whole point of that tactical training is that you're going to repeat the same behavior. So many times that it becomes a reaction. They actually when you get into a firefight. You don't want to be in this. You do want to try to remain calm. 16:35.94 Max Shank Her. 16:45.37 mikebledsoe And you do want to breathe easy if you can but at the beginning of ah of a situation when a situation breaks out. You're not gonna start off calm you're gonna go in this heightened state and then you've got to calm yourself down with breath from there but that that 2 to 3 hree minutes that takes you to calm down. That's. That's when you get killed and so you gotta the the whole idea is there what what? I'm pointing out is there is a way to there's 2 parts here. There's a way to take a breath and train yourself to have greater. Time to consider your choices for the best response possible but there's also the ability to train yourself situationally to where you don't have to have that time to respond in order to make the best choice possible so in both cases. 17:37.57 Max Shank Um, yeah. 17:40.31 mikebledsoe We're trying to maximize for best outcome by either reaction or by choice and your reaction can only be decided before the situation occurs and the ability to respond is something that can happen in the moment. But only if you're not put in to as long as you you can remain downregulated to a degree. So if someone comes in your house and starts putting a gun in your face your ability down regulates not going to be too Great. You're better to go with your reaction until you can downregulate into a better state. 18:14.68 Max Shank Um, yeah, maybe I think um, what use. Ah you know you can make the right choice and still get a bad outcome I Think what you're touching on. There is really valuable because it's. 18:18.73 mikebledsoe Um, yeah, maybe is the right answer. Ah. 18:28.40 mikebledsoe Yeah. 18:33.87 Max Shank You're practicing 2 different things. The first thing you're practicing is the ability to stay calm under pressure and when I was competing and fighting. We would basically 1 guy would get in the corner of the ring and he was not allowed to throw punches and he was not allowed to move. And he would just get punched at any who the the practice was to watch all of the punches come. You know we were allowed to keep our hands up, but the whole point was don't think about anything else. Just let the punches come and try to keep your eyes open so you don't go into this. Flint response. So that practice is calm under pressure which is giving you the ability to use your higher order thinking and then the other thing you're talking about matches the different stages of learning so you have. At the very beginning when you're learning a new thing. It's pure cognitive stage like juggling or music at first you are thinking about everything that's going on. You're thinking like okay I have to throw the ball here and then I have to throw the ball here and then I have to move my hand like this and then basically you get to the. Autonomous level which is so it's like cognitive associative. Ah, sometimes there's like more steps than that basically but the end result is that if you practice something enough. It becomes very automatic. So that's the second thing that you're talking about is you train something so much. That you have implanted a new reflex. 20:09.33 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean you're you're reminding me of the the quadrant of ah the unconscious incompetence conscious incompetence conscious competence and unconscious competence. So the stages of learning being that so I'll repeat everybody. 20:19.83 Max Shank Unconscious competence. Yeah, exactly. 20:28.24 mikebledsoe Starts with unconscious incompetence. This is you're not good at something and you don't even know how to improve at it and you may not even know that you're bad at it until you're put in the situation then conscious incompetence is I know that I suck at it and I may be trying to get better at it. But I'm having to think about it and I'm still not that good at it. 20:37.50 Max Shank The. 20:47.79 mikebledsoe Conscious competence is I have to think about it in order to be good at it if I become unconscious during the process I'll slide into old behavior old patterns and do it poorly and then unconscious competence which is ah which is I have I've intentionally trained this behavior and now I. Become competent at this skill or whatever it is um even in an unconscious state and so I I think that the idea is to move through that with as many things that you find Valuable. You know your your values are going to Dictate. Ah, what it is that you're going to become competent at. 21:24.27 Max Shank Well and what's really interesting about this is you can ah build really bad habits going through the same Way. So That's 1 of the values of having a really good coach or a mentor and 1 of the dramatically bad costs. Having a bad mentor is you might build bad patterns like let's say you're learning how to exercise and you learn exactly the wrong way. But you get better and better at the wrong way and that's why it's so valuable to have someone. 21:56.56 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 22:02.77 Max Shank Pay attention to you like in some of the dance classes I've taken. Um I Really appreciate when the teacher will call out a mistake right away. So I don't reinforce that bad pattern. It's just like you know I'm doing my thing and I'm trying to keep up I'm doing this like African dance shit. 22:14.54 mikebledsoe Yeah, um. 22:22.76 Max Shank And you know of course I'm coming from a little bit of fight background but also a lot of just robotic exercising and I just hear like this guy yelled no and I'm like startled but I really appreciate it because the last thing I want to do is reinforce a destructive pattern. 22:40.74 mikebledsoe Um, yeah. 22:42.54 Max Shank And make that the autonomous thing So I like I like where we're at right now so we have reflexive or reactive and then we have conscious choice which can be um, improved upon it allows us to use the neocortex and I think. Unless you have something else to add the next logical place to go is logical fallacies where you are operating from your wizard brain but you are ah basically being tricked to make. A destructive or ah, a wrong choice because of 1 of these like psychological or logical fallacies like ah the sunk cost fallacy if you're familiar with. So yeah, tell folks at home about the sunk cost fallacy. Well. 23:30.25 mikebledsoe Yeah, go it? Yeah tell tell tell us all. Yeah. 23:38.73 Max Shank The sunk cost fallacy is like you have put in a lot of effort already. So even though you should not put any more effort because it's a lost cause you'll keep putting more in just because you've invested so much and the easiest example is if you're playing poker and. You put in more chips and you put in more chips and you put in more chips and you see the final card and you don't you don't make your hand that you are trying to make you don't have a good winning. You don't have a chance at winning. But you still put more money in the pot just because you've invested so much and. It's hard to tell the difference between getting crushed by the sunk cost fallacy and grit like sometimes you should persevere and follow through and sometimes you should cut your losses so. It's really hard for people to. Notice the sunk cost fallacy and if you're operating from like your lizard Brain. It's nearly impossible to because you'll be emotionally locked in. You'll be emotionally hooked with that fallacy. 24:50.16 mikebledsoe Yeah I mean you hit on a good point there which is I think a lot of people a lot of entrepreneurs run into that is ah you know because it's getting difficult. Is it something that am I not meant to do This is it supposed to be easy am I not supposed to do this should I change industry should I. Is my product. No good but whatever it is and then ah yeah on the other side is and you hear you hear ah coaches and consultants and speakers recommend different things. Yeah on 1 side you got the the people going if you don't love what you're doing then you should quit and then. 25:27.27 Max Shank The 1 25:29.33 mikebledsoe On the other side which by the way I'm a pretty good quitter. Ah, the other side is you know now you got to grind it out and this and that and so 1 of the things that I've learned how to ah make this choice because I've quit a lot of things but I will also will also grind um and I've had to learn. There's a lot of grinding I did where I should have walked away sooner and there are things that I got lazy about and didn't put a lot of effort into because I ah thought it should ah should be easier. Um, and sometimes it was ah but I've all you know I've stuck with things longer than I should have and I've I wouldn't say I've ditched things before but there's there's been times where I spent a lot of time contemplating whether I should quit something while while grinding through and. Really finding that what I what I like to do is go look I will grind I've actually worked more this past I'd say like 6 seven months than I Haven in a very long time I say the last 3 years it's been 3 years since I worked this this much and I've worked hard but. 26:41.49 Max Shank Her. 26:45.85 mikebledsoe Ah, but the thing is I'm inspired so I'm doing I'm working a lot of hours. Um, figuring out how to be as productive as possible I've done a lot of shit this year with my business that did not work I get I hit like roadblock after roadblock I the business. Ah. Almost ran out of money at 1 point there was I hit a lot of things that there that some people would say man. Maybe maybe like if you look at the year before the business was doing twice as good What's what's going on now. Maybe you're just not supposed to do this and and that crossed my mind for a moment but. What I really experienced was like I'm still inspired to do this I'm not working because out of desperation I'm not working because like I need to make a dollar like I could I know and and part of it is is like I've been around long enough that I can make dollars a lot of different ways like I've done it a few times 27:33.55 Max Shank Ah, what. 27:43.66 mikebledsoe Ah, exactly yeah, super easy money. Ah, it's really it's easy hard money. But ah, the. 27:43.92 Max Shank Prostitution For example, easy easy money for you. 27:52.74 Max Shank Well I Like what you're saying because it requires wisdom to know if you have a tendency to quit early or a tendency to um, get emotionally involved in a decision. That's not good overall and. What I noticed part of the reason 1 of the many reasons I enjoy chopping it up with you is because you and I approach things very differently like I really have not taken a lot of big risks I've never really laid out ah a large amount of Capital. Into anything I've always been like the the slow cooker type of mentality. But I'm also able to try more things and I'm able to um, like cut those losses a little bit more easily and. 28:31.65 mikebledsoe Ah. 28:46.81 Max Shank I Know we've mentioned in a podcast before but you got to recognize that anyone who's done Well whether it's like the more like long slow or the you know company just blows up and makes a ton is basically every success story has a lot of failures. 29:05.14 mikebledsoe Ah. 29:06.30 Max Shank Along the way and you're not going to know which thing people will like the best and and what people like the best has nothing to do with how much effort you put into it either. Um, and then the last thing that you said that I liked was. 29:19.68 mikebledsoe Yeah. 29:25.65 Max Shank You feel like purpose or passion. Maybe I'm maybe I'm the 1 who came up with the word purpose there. But if you are if you feel like you are satisfying a life purpose or following your bliss as Joseph Campbell Puts it. You won't find anything difficult like you'll just keep putting in more time you won't find yourself wishing you were doing something else because you're like I'm doing what I'm supposed to do I'm Doing. It's like ah a hammer hammering nails like this is the intended purpose I am a hammer. My purpose is hammering Nails. So If you're doing something that you're really interested in ah then you'll be able to get through those moments where things don't seem to go right. 30:16.20 mikebledsoe Yeah, ah 1 of the things that's really helped me out ah is I'd say more recently I used to get really hung up on um, the purpose or passion conversation and. I noticed that when I was younger and I see this with a lot of young entrepreneurs or new entrepreneurs is they get caught up with a thing like they're passionate about you know a type of coaching or they're passionate about a method technique. Whatever it is and because. Probably because it made an a large impact in their own life and for myself. Um, when I started my latest business. The strong coach. Um, actually it's not the latest build it business. It's the latest business I'm still running ah the strong coach. I started that business because I loved coaches and I put coaches First I had all these ideas of what I want to teach them how I want to teach them all these things and then I started with my beta group. My first cohort back in 2018 and I realized they needed no a bunch of shit I had no intention to teach and I wasn't as interested in teaching it but I already but I had the information so I I needed to give it to them. Um, and I noticed that. Because I was so passionate about helping coaches with whatever they needed to be successful in getting their own clients results because I was so passionate about that that I didn't care if I was teaching business or leadership because I was more passionate at the time if I were to if I were to choose a passion around a thing that I wanted to teach. It would be around leadership and personal responsibility and and and a lot of personal development topics. Not um, as much about business even though I I had taught business before. 32:17.00 Max Shank So you got clear. Ah you got you got clear on who you wanted to serve more than anything else. 32:25.94 mikebledsoe It's about who and who and so like 3 and a half years later I am more passionate or I I would say I carry the same amount of passion now as I did 3 and a half years ago and that's because I did I found. Group of people who I want to help the most the people who I would surround myself with the the people who like I don't I can't solve all the world's problems. Um I I want to make people as healthy as possible and make people on the planet healthy. But I know that. That people aren't gonna do what I say and I don't know how to do everything I don't know what the right answers for everything I'm not going to create something that solves all the problems but I know huh I'm sorry you're you're doomed but I but I go you know what though like I look at things and I go look I am. 33:09.35 Max Shank Damn it I hoped you would I hoped you would. 33:22.91 mikebledsoe Uniquely positioned to help coaches and coaches are uniquely positioned to help people in ah in an era where there's an over too much information to sift through and so it takes someone who's going to be an expert in something and and hold someone's hand and guide them there. So um, so like you know sometimes sometimes there are moments where I'm like man am I really doing something that's making the difference in the world I Want to make um and then you know I remind myself of that So when it gets when it gets. What I know is what I'm doing now is what I know how to do best. That's gonna make the the most positive impact for others and myself and and and the thing is is I read this book mastery by Robert Green I know I've brought this up on the show before but he talks about having you know. 34:08.76 Max Shank So when when. 34:20.80 mikebledsoe People who create really innovative things in the world that make a big difference tend to have mastered up to 3 things and it could take 7 to 10 years to master something so a lot of people don't come up with their greatest innovations till they're in their forty s fifty sixty s because they needed time to master a few things and. And I look at it and I go am I going to do this forever I have people go how long are you going to coach coaches and I go as long as long as it's obvious that I should keep doing it and the way I'll know it's obvious to do something else is when something else comes along that just completely. Ah, feel feels bigger and more expansive than what I'm ah, currently doing and for someone who I'm someone who really loves having their options open. You know I have yeah, that's ah, that's a personality trait that you know on 1 side of the coin you have people. Who if they make a commitment to something in a month from now is like on on Friday the twenty ninth I'm going to be at this person's house doing this thing man that makes them feel so good that would drive me nuts because I'm like oh. Like is there a better opportunity going to come up is that go to be my favorite choice that night. how I don't know how I'm going to feel the week leading up to that I'm somebody who likes that I feel more relaxed and better about having ah many choices up to the last minute so there's different different personalities and so because. 35:35.94 Max Shank Her. 35:46.75 Max Shank Her. 35:51.54 mikebledsoe I Have this thing where I don't really I prefer freedom over over the the illusion of certainty The the yeah I do prefer a little more chaos over order. But ah the some. 35:56.47 Max Shank Over order? yeah. 36:09.75 mikebledsoe Thing I keep my mind is well if this isn't what I'm supposed to be doing because I coached a lot of coaches. So I this is the kind of the thing I get from them. It's like oh I don't know if this is what I'm supposed to be doing I'm like who cares just do it and it doesn't you can always change it later and and everything you're doing right now. 36:20.79 Max Shank Try it and see yeah. 36:27.16 mikebledsoe If if you're meant to do something else when you get to that thing. You're meant to be doing the big pie in the sky thing which probably doesn't exist ah is like raining on people's parades ah is that you're practicing everything you've been doing up into this moment is getting you prepared for that. So. For me if I'm if I'm getting better at business I'm like man this is great getting better at marketing copywriting creating offers making social media posts podcasting. It's all like even if I'm not doing a thing that I'm quote unquote supposed to be doing in 5 years none of those skills are going to be bad to have accumulated in order to to achieve that and I've I've had moments in my current life where I go wow I had to go through you know all this bullshit. What seemed like bullshit at the time so that I can be effective at what I do now and having a lot of gratitude for it. 37:21.91 Max Shank Are. 37:25.49 mikebledsoe And I I bring this up because I I want people to be able to put themselves wholeheartedly into the choices that they're making in this moment and get as much out of it as possible learn as much as you possibly can and. While holding this perspective has really helped me to achieve peace when in the face of uncertainty. 37:50.73 Max Shank Well, it probably makes a lot easier because it makes it easier to choose when you have a clear purpose because then you will choose congruently with that purpose if you have a clear role or identity and a clear purpose then the choices are going to be easier. So The other thing that you mentioned is you're going to change your mind like if you are are waiting to make the last decision you will never make 1 You know what? I mean like I just want to. But yeah, ah because that's also me like i'm. 38:18.79 mikebledsoe Um I like I like how you said that if you're waiting to make the last decision. Yeah. 38:29.51 Max Shank Ah, naturally very patient. It's easy for me to not be dynamic when there doesn't seem to be a need for it. I mean charlie munger says about you know patience and prudence in the past and then betting big when the the time is correct and that's really more. My style like I I've recognized that in life. You know, even like growing up broke. Ah, you don't have to make a lot of decisions. You just have to bet big when the time is right? So you don't have to be racing around on a wheel all the time. So the whole idea of like decision fatigue sounds like kind of funny when you realize how few decisions you actually need to make it's just that when you make them you have to really? um, do so heavily when the odds are heavily in your favor. 39:22.22 mikebledsoe I Think a lot of people. Also they they make a choice and they start questioning their choice instead of giving giving their the choice they made their full attention. 39:23.94 Max Shank And. 39:33.92 Max Shank Yeah, and it's good to like evaluate your choices so you can make better decisions in the future but you want to um, give things a chance to work before you you quit on them I think and the fact that you bring up coaching is perfect because. 39:46.66 mikebledsoe Yeah. 39:52.63 Max Shank What what is the job of a coach if not to help you make better choices now the tactic for how you do that you can ask leading questions. You can point blank give them a recipe and say like hey I have this recipe for putting together an offer. So if you follow it. And you fill in the blanks your offer will probably be a lot better than whatever you come up with on your own that's like 1 way that you can coach someone is you can teach them a formula and the other way that you can coach people is you can provide Feedback. You're doing well this you're doing not so well you should change this. You should keep doing this um and then you can also answer questions. We talked last week about the difference between support which is answering questions and accountability which is I'm asking you questions. Um, and it's all it's all about how to make better choices and I think that's a perfect segue into authority which is another logical fallacy that people fall into as well. So you have the authority of a coach you are going to put. More weight into what a coach says just the same way. You're going to put more weight into what your doctor says because they allegedly know more than you do about health and they may in some ways know a lot more than you do about health. But if it's tricky because. Authority is how we get comparative advantage. So comparative advantage is an economics term. Basically if I can earn 3 hundred per hour coaching then I pay an electrician 1 hundred per hour. Um, the overall gain is better. Because I couldn't that's an hour that I couldn't spend coaching if I tried to do the electoral myself even if the result was just as good which it wouldn't be but you have to ah give the authority to that electrician you have to trust that he's going to. Make the right choice for you and so our whole society is is based off of that type of authority in different areas and it gets tricky when you start. Um. So like Authoritarianism I guess is where we'll come from there and I hope I didn't like gloss over too many things but basically authoritarianism is where 1 person makes all the choices for everybody else and controls the choosing and that's not what we have done in ah America for a long time. 42:41.42 Max Shank In most cases. Um, but we do selectively have um, centralized control and people argue politics all the time but the only argument really worth having is. Who is the authority and what is their Jurisdiction So who decides and when do they get to decide and we've all kind of agreed that if somebody murders a guy and the judge says guilty then we take away that person's freedom and throw them into Jail even though they would. 43:18.83 mikebledsoe Right? So yeah. 43:19.32 Max Shank Not choose that right? So That's that's basically the only argument worth having is who's in charge and when do they get to decide. But of course you know if you watch the news people are arguing about stupid bullshit all the time like nobody is talking about. Authority and Jurisdiction. Even though those are the only important arguments to have. 43:40.44 mikebledsoe Yeah, and Authority is is not something that somebody can just assume Authority is granted by the individual or a group of individuals. So if you hire a coach you're choosing for that person to have authority. Um, and. And it's not absolute authority with a coach because they're making suggestions right? It's not like they're not going to I want to meet the coach that uses the stick just just put a ah shot collar on your balls. 44:02.36 Max Shank Right? That's how I do my coaching. 44:16.51 mikebledsoe And every time you do something I don't like I'm going to zap you. 44:18.22 Max Shank I Have a farm out in the middle of nowhere where people have to give up all their worldly possessions and then I beat them until they're great coaches. Ah so the other the I. 44:28.45 mikebledsoe I Um I just I just got uncomfortable I'm like ah too close to the truth. No I'm just kidding. 44:37.60 Max Shank The the other side of um, the logical fallacy of appeal to authority which is um, it's a way to say that my choice is inarguable if I say I'm the doctor I'm the scientist I'm the ph d. Ah, you have to trust me then that is an appeal to authority which is another logical fallacy and you're very likely to be coerced into a bad decision. The other um side of that is an ad hominem attack. Which is where you're attacking the individual and you are trying to disqualify what they have to say so you know you have a person a and person b let's say person a is an authoritarian and let's just say we'll just call him doctor science because those are really good authority tags. And then we'll have person b we'll call him a conspiracy nut job and the whole idea here is if you focus on the authority of these labels then you're not going to be evaluating or choosing based on the content of the arguments. So if someone who has lots of authority makes a bad argument and you just respect their authority. You might walk into a trap similarly if someone is labeled as a nutjob or a wacko or whatever. You're not even going to give any credence to what their argument is even if it has a valid premise and a logical thought process. So. That's why it's really important to not um, Blindly follow an authority or blindly ignore someone who's been labeled as like bad. 46:26.36 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah I mean you got to think for yourself, you got to you got to be able to take the information and and process it but people people that's not an efficient way to do it right? There's it's like ah cultural neural pathways are set up. 46:27.13 Max Shank Or dumb essentially. 46:44.45 mikebledsoe To just say all right? Whatever this person says we'll just do it I don't have to think about it's It's culturally, it's a cultural unconscious pattern that's been built in. 46:53.24 Max Shank Well and it's responsibility. It's the difference between a child and an adult and a big part of growing up is you are no longer ah blindly following what the parent or the Authority says the whole concept of freedom itself is about choice. 46:58.30 mikebledsoe Yeah. 47:12.11 Max Shank The only difference between sex and rape is Choice. There's no, there's mechanically.. It's like the Same. It's just about whether you have a choice or not so it's really important to understand that your freedom. Lies in your ability to say yes or to say no your ability to choose freely is what freedom is all about and I can't think of a more important concept and like you said Authority is given. 47:30.72 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 47:47.20 Max Shank Right? We have these rules in our society. The rulers rule with rules and really we have crime and punishment which means we have labeled something as a crime and we have a consequence that follows it so you are sort of accepting. Those consequences for your actions and when you accept responsibility for your actions then you also have power over your choices part of the reason a lot of people don't want to do that. Ah, myself included for a long time is then you also are taking potentially the blame for those choices. But it. It really is the difference between ah the child role and the adult role if you are willing to accept the risk then you get the reward and and reward is just a type of consequence. It's like what happens consequently what happens next after you. 48:45.50 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, and 1 thing I want to point out is well I think I think you said you you talked about the word. No and just the the ability to say no ah is highly underrated. Um. 48:46.16 Max Shank After you choose. 49:04.94 mikebledsoe Not used and the thing is is no matter how someone's labeled if they don't honor your no if if someone is trying to do something to you and they and you say no and they don't they don't you know they still push the moment that you're. There's physical interaction. It's called violence and that's immoral so to not honor. Someone's note to to not get their their consent is ah is violence. Um, whether that be ah for sex or for a vaccine. It's. Both of these are violence if it's forced upon you? Yeah, So well if if it's well I would say violence is the initiation of force and force could be We could I like to put violence in the category of. 49:47.74 Max Shank It's coercion right? because Violence violence isn't always immoral is the only slight disagreement. 50:01.41 mikebledsoe You initiated the the physical interaction. The force and a defense is just using force like if someone comes into my house and tries to Rob me and I shoot them I didn't conduct violence I I used force and so. 50:09.31 Max Shank Ah. 50:14.86 Max Shank Ah, that's why yeah I thought I I would say the opposite I would say you responded violently but you were right to do so so and I think you you and I do a good job of being semantically precise or at least clarifying what we're talking about. 50:22.85 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 50:33.20 Max Shank So that we understand what the other person is saying. 50:33.17 mikebledsoe Right? Well and coercion is the threat of violence. It's It's the it's and or the the threat of you know you're never gonna work in this town again or you're you You can't you know. 50:38.14 Max Shank Well, that's 1 way. 50:52.13 mikebledsoe To take away your livelihood or whatever. So that's coercion. Either way. 50:53.94 Max Shank So coercion as I've understood it to be defined is the deliberate interference with property using fraud or force. 51:05.60 mikebledsoe Yeah, ah Wikipedia says coercion is is compelling a party to act in an unvoluntary manner by use of threats including Force. It involves a set of various types of forceful actions that violate the free will of an individual to induce a desired response. For example. A bully demanding lunch money from a student or the student gets beaten. These actions may include extortion Blackmail torture threats to induce favors or even sexual assault in law coercion is codified as a duress as a duress crime such actions are used as leverage to force the victim. To act in a way contrary to their own interests. So ah, yeah, yeah I think I think that for for both of what we said that that summarizes it is it really really well and so. 51:45.37 Max Shank That tracks. 51:56.80 mikebledsoe I point this out and part of this conversation was inspired by a dm conversation I got on Instagram with somebody who was very emotionally triggered by a post I made and to be told the post was supposed to cause people to think and connect some dots. 52:14.14 Max Shank Ah. 52:15.88 mikebledsoe Um, and you know I imagine a lot of my followers were able to connect those dots because I got a lot of people who liked it and then I got 1 person who did not like it and ah she was extremely flustered and even admitted you know in in the the dm she said. 52:24.80 Max Shank Ah. 52:33.81 mikebledsoe You know every fiber of my being says this is wrong. It's like there's this admission of like this emotional hijack or a version of logical fallacy and um, you know I think we we got to be careful of those things. Um and and this is why. Ah, the United states was set up as a republic and not a democracy. Ah the the founding fathers recognized democracy as ah as a dangerous as a dangerous way of doing things the greeks the greeks started off as a republic and then they deteriorated. 52:54.10 Max Shank Um. 53:10.90 mikebledsoe Into democracy thinking you know all the while the story the narrative that was told and the story that's being told now is that democracy is an democracy is an evolution when in fact, it's ah, a devolution from a Republic and a Republic is set up in a way that that reduces. The amount of Authority a single person can have it really dilutes. Ah this ability to create violent action or coercion against a certain population of people it it creates a lot of checks and balances. It's why there's an electoral college. Ah, for voting most people don't really understand how that works. Um, yeah so um. 53:52.27 Max Shank Yeah Mob rule. Otherwise right I like that you called it a demockery that's kind of hilarious I know that was like a freudianlip or something but I I think a demockery it's mob rule if. 54:00.69 mikebledsoe It was it was but I'm using it from now. Well like you said a democracy is my role. Yeah. 54:08.94 Max Shank If I get if I get fifty one percent of the people to say that. Ah we should be able to Rob and rape the other forty nine then it's legal to do So is that fucking insanity or what like that's crazy. 54:19.90 mikebledsoe Yeah, well. Ah, my buddy who has probably more racial ethnicities in his background than anyone I know he's he's as as mud as they come. You know he says ah and I quote him because he he can speak on this. Like the greatest minority on the planet is the individual and in a democracy. The individual is not honored at all democracy and and communism have more alike than a Republic and and democracy and So. Ah,, there's yeah. 54:59.51 Max Shank That's where all the evil stuff happens too like people are like oh jeffrey dahmer he's so it's like like yeah sometimes that happens but we know him way more and nobody talks about like chairman mao and stalin and Mussolini and all these fucking that racked up. Way bigger numbers I mean if we're really to yeah I think a hundred million under mal okay like. 55:18.15 mikebledsoe Millions tens of millions of people more more people have died under Royalty Royal commands and communist demands than any other no other individual has ever. Caused more harm than people who are in charge of Communist countries. 55:39.28 Max Shank Right? Because there's no um, agile rebalancing you know when you're able to vote with free choice a you're not gonna have interactions that are net loss you and I would only choose to do business if. What I have is worth it to you is worth at least a little more than what you pay so when you have a society that's based on win-win or profit. Um, you can rebalance you have that agility. So there's going to be um that the food supply. For example, you're not going to have some central planner make a mistake about how much food there should be because there's gonna be opportunity for people to choose lots of different foods and there will be this. Competition and collaboration and um I think that's 1 of the most important things is that we're allowed to rebalance and vote with our dollars I mean look we could go down a deep rabbit hole about how the fed has really fucked up the. Value of money through quantative quantitative easing which is just a really finesse way of saying like we're fucking with the currency. Um, but look the reality is if you're free to choose. That's great and if you're forced to obey that's usually not great and I don't want to make such a ah broad generalization. But the whole reason we have free speech as amendment 1 and um, use of violence or right to bear arms. Number 2 is because those are the only ways that we can interact with each other to resolve conflict we can resolve conflict with our words or we can resolve them with violence and of course we would preserve to do it without. Ah. Physical violence. But sometimes there's no other choice and that's why that's baked into this idea of individual freedom. 57:53.69 mikebledsoe Yeah, and I I think we would we We have to mention I mean now that we're down this track if we're we have to talk about ah capitalism and so ah to me. Ah. 58:05.67 Max Shank Stop. Um I I Wish we I wish we had capitalism in this country? Cronyism um. 58:12.50 mikebledsoe Decentralization I Wish we did too. Yeah, but we have um I don't know if this is I don't I don't know if we have like the greatest expression of capitalism Currently there is and we do have cronyism. 58:24.28 Max Shank No, we have cronyism. It's horrific. We have we have lobbying we have all of these special. It's fucking look. It's It's not the worst but it's really deviated a lot from the concept of what capitalism should be. 58:40.22 mikebledsoe Well the the concept of capitalism in its purest form has never been. You know the only time this existed is when probably in the old west when the the reach of government really couldn't get out and. Impact people's lives in say Nevada I mean ah I read Mark twain's autobiography and he traveled all over he he seemed to be fairly unfettered by anybody to do any business that he he would like to do um and paid no tax. So he um so I think that. 59:02.11 Max Shank Ah. 59:17.93 mikebledsoe If we like zoom out on a macro scale. This idea of capitalism like it's always existed to some degree anytime. There's an exchange of services and goods in an exchange of value for those things that's ah, that's a capitalist endeavor when when choice is involved. Where where it's a voluntary and interaction and and pure capitalism like you're like you're alluding to is is where there is no. Ah there is no friction between voluntary interaction. There is no force. There is no coercion being brought in by a third party ah, third party butting their nose and say you're and my business so to voluntary adults creating an exchange if you read it's voluntary. This is what this is all of this is getting down to and. 01:00:05.75 Max Shank That's the key word is voluntary. That's the key word. 01:00:13.90 mikebledsoe There's a really awesome series I Bet you've watched it ah which is called ah, free to choose or freedom to choose by Milton friedman. It's free on youtube milton friedman ah he does he does such a good job of talking about. 01:00:19.38 Max Shank Fuck. Yeah I've seen it. It's free on Youtube folks thomas souls on there too. 01:00:31.80 mikebledsoe How Capitalism has led to the point where we have all this innovation like it's what's responsible for the ability to have all the goods and services that we have at our disposal now. Um, no thanks to government regulation. The thing about Capitalism I Think about Capitalism and there's been times where it's exploded and there's times where it's It's been retracted I think we're in a ah phase of Contraction. We're contracting on capitalism right now for various reasons and and I think yeah. 01:01:04.33 Max Shank Fear I believe isn't that the only way that freedom gets eroded is through fear I'm pretty sure. 01:01:08.66 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, so fear is doing that. But if we think about capitalism what it creates if you look at what Milton friedman describes in that in that series is It's really a decentralization of authority. So. The more voluntary interactions that we have in the world the more the individual gets to practice their own authority that they are the authority of their own life. Um I call that sovereignty if you if you have sovereignty that means that you are the authority of yourself and. And Sovereignty being a word that only used to be used according to royalty because they were the ones that were above the law right? They they could basically break all the laws and nothing happened to them and there were sovereignty with yeah exactly and so like the idea of sovereignty. 01:01:48.72 Max Shank Ah, right? like. 01:01:54.99 Max Shank Right? Kind of like our politicians now. 01:02:03.10 mikebledsoe Ah, individual Sovereignty was something that was also ah very at the forefront of the forming of the republic of the United states and when the declaration of independence was drafted the constitution a lot of this was based on individual sovereignty as a. A philosophical backbone and so capitalism is something that has to exist in a free society because it is the epitome of voluntary interaction and you can tell if something is is capitalist or not because what max was saying at the beginning. But we have is cronyism or crony capitalism and there really isn't there. There are companies that are leveraging the government and to use violence and coercion. Ah you know disguised as in the words of regulation um to. Ah, basically force companies out or or force companies to do things a certain way. It. It creates a lot of involuntary behavior and when we have involuntary behavior that creates conflict and so if we want to have a a world of peace and without conflict then we. We really need people to to practice their own authority over themselves and realize that they are um, they are their their own ruler. So um, and which brings me to like anarchy the word anarchy all it means is without a ruler. 01:03:33.95 Max Shank A. 01:03:35.84 mikebledsoe And a lot of people you know Anarchy has been associated with with chaos. Ah, and it's a really good propaganda play to associate anarchy with chaos because most people have been tricked into believing that humans are evil. 01:03:40.55 Max Shank Have. Right. 01:03:55.77 mikebledsoe And that they they want to be violent and that you need to be made safe by somebody else when the truth is is most people are peaceful loving just want to get along I don't want to pick a fight most people will avoid those situations. 01:04:09.28 Max Shank The chance of killing yourself versus someone else killing you is like a Hundred times more because there are different like even just pure like suicide outpaces murder by such a dramatic amount. It's like. 01:04:27.64 mikebledsoe M. 01:04:28.41 Max Shank 4 times or something like that. Maybe even more maybe 8 times people kill themselves way more than they kill other people. So This idea that your neighbor is dangerous is the only argument that can be made to take away. That sovereignty and it's like we talked about you know people who trade freedom for security will lose both and deserve neither. 01:04:52.78 mikebledsoe Well I'll also say no 1 can take away your sovereignty like you are a sovereign being you do have the authority of your own life. If and if anyone else has authority over you. It's because you gave it to them now if. 01:05:02.35 Max Shank What and there are consequences Totally no. 01:05:09.87 mikebledsoe If you do something and someone who says that they're the authority over you they come and cause violence on you. That's an amoral action and so that's something that most people just won't be able to wrap their heads around and that's okay, but ah because. Most people are brainwashed into believing that you know the government or what they deem to be the Authority really is looking out for their best interest even if they make a mistake the overall. Ah the overall idea of it is beneficial. 01:05:44.45 Max Shank I Think part of the reason for that is once you realize the opposite it like shatters your illusion of reality so it is so ah surreal it. It is a reality shattering experience to recognize the fact that oh. 01:05:46.18 mikebledsoe Um. 01:06:03.76 Max Shank Wow 12 years of school is a really bad investment for a child. Oh Wow look at how the tax dollars are squandered Oh Wow Look how many soldiers have been sacrificed in fucking Pointless Wars Oh Wow look at all these politicians flexing their power and taking away our freedom so they can grease their own pockets. Oh and it just goes On. And on and on and on and people like oh well, the media wouldn't lie to you and the reason they the reason. Yeah exactly Well. The reason people don't do that is because you have to like shatter your previous comfortable version of reality. Even if it is. 01:06:27.91 mikebledsoe Um, the media is just 1 big advertisement. 01:06:42.42 Max Shank Even if it's wrong. It's familiar so you can keep your ego intact if you're just like no no, no, they they know what's best they're doing What's best for everybody and you know a lot of the time. It's just impossible to say after the fact but I feel like we've gotten a little too far down. 01:06:45.80 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:07:01.63 Max Shank Or maybe just appropriately far down the rabbit hole of ah choice within a societal framework or within the state. But I think we can easily bring it back around and kind of. 01:07:10.42 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. 01:07:19.64 Max Shank Wrap up the idea that if you are what you said earlier really resonated if you figure out who you want to serve just ask them like if you're not sure what to do just ask the people that you want to help. And they'll tell you what they want, you know what? I mean like then you're you're very likely to make the right make a constructive choice. 01:07:40.56 mikebledsoe Yep, like. 01:07:45.49 mikebledsoe Yeah, spot on spot on. That's that's the 1 of the biggest things that ah that I teach is if you're ever confused about what to do next go ask your clients. Go ask your potential clients. 01:07:49.37 Max Shank I think. 01:08:02.74 mikebledsoe And ideal customer. 01:08:05.12 Max Shank It's kind of like you know you and I tend to resonate with male entrepreneurs around 30 years old for obvious reasons like I understand it I don't understand women I've tried to I've done a lot of I've done a lot of work in the field. 01:08:10.37 mikebledsoe Yeah, like. 01:08:22.10 Max Shank Trying to understand women but I'm still pretty confused. 01:08:24.89 mikebledsoe Yeah, that's that's a code yet to be cracked and I think it's not supposed to be cracked because it's ah the the mystery is a big part of the attraction in my opinion. Yeah. 01:08:37.60 Max Shank Yeah, we we like things that are different but familiar wasn't that weird. 01:08:44.52 mikebledsoe What let's close this down any ah, any final thoughts on this. 01:08:51.20 Max Shank Final thoughts on how to choose better take a pause. Be aware of the so you take a pause then you are able to use your wizard brain Once you take a pause Then. You will likely get trapped by logical fallacies If you're not aware of what they are and if you're not sure what to do? Um, just try to make your choices align with the identity and the purpose that you want not necessarily the 1 that you have. Because your subconscious self-image can lead you toward the same life. You've always been living but of course the whole idea is to let go of that so you can make room for a new and better 1 and then. Once you make a choice. Don't be afraid to quit if it's wrong. But Also once you make a choice make sure you give it a chance to actually work so really test it out in the field and the other thing I would say last but maybe not least is. 01:09:56.12 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah. 01:10:08.14 Max Shank If We're talking about a choice for Business. You have no clue and people will lie to you until you offer it up for sale whether it's a service or a product or anything like that if you're like hey I got this thing and you tell your friend they're like oh that's really cool. No no, don't ask their opinion. Ask if they want to purchase it like that. That's what really ah tells the story. 01:10:33.37 mikebledsoe Yeah, yeah, just no skin in the gain with an opinion. Ah yet. 01:10:38.10 Max Shank No skin in the game. We've been talking shit for an hour. No skin. It's easy to talk. It is cheap. 01:10:44.98 mikebledsoe Ah, yeah, that's why I say talk is cheap. Ah yeah I yeah I'd say like the big takeaways from me that I'd like people to leave with is um, you know. You can you can choose. You can get better at choosing now in the moment by learning to downregulate yourself. Ah when when faced with something that's stressful and you can also choose in the past or you can choose in the present the train for the future by ah, training yourself. To acquire skills that you you imagine you might need in the future like you might need to acquire the skill of taking a gun out of a holster and shooting a piece of paper that may be something else down the road but the going from unconscious incompetence looking at the area of your life where you want to make improvements. And looking at where you're incompetent and then choosing the the number 1 thing that you want to do and then train that with conscious incompetence be okay with being incompetent. It's something that you're trying to get good at and then watching yourself go into conscious competence and then getting the point of making it. Ah, unconscious competence and if you really take that perspective when you when you step into learning I find when I did that that I I started learning a lot faster because it was kind of strange the more patience I had with myself in realizing where I was at in the process. Allowed me to down regulate whic

Poll Hub
Biden's Stimulus Programs & Ranked Choice Voting

Poll Hub

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 26:14


The latest NPR/Marist Poll survey is all about Biden and his economic plans. The team breaks down how Americans feel about everything from the stimulus checks to the Build Back Better bill to the recently signed bipartisan infrastructure law. Many Americans believe that these programs will help in many ways — except when it comes to their #1 economic concern — inflation.Next, we are joined by special guest Deb Otis (@debtheotis), Senior Research Analyst in the Government Affairs Department at Fair Vote, a non-profit that promotes ranked choice voting (RCV). This past summer RCV faced its biggest test in the US when New York City's municipal elections used it. So, what worked, what didn't, and where does RCV go from here?Finally, it's the holiday season so we're looking at holiday spending for Lee's fun fact. We look at 2 polls, a little more than 10 years apart to see just how much Americans spend each holiday season and spoiler: it's a lot.

Pod 4 Good
Cioré, Jonathan, The Stimulus and Respecting Yourself

Pod 4 Good

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 49:53


Join us for another great interview we had during our 2nd Anniversary livestream! We had Cioré Taylor and Jonathan Sanders from the Stimulus Radio Show (on KBOB 89.9 FM and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thestimulusradio) on to talk about entrepreneurship, why most people fail to recognize their own strengths, and why all four of us love hearing people's journeys. We also want to recognize Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, as they are the newest corporate partners with Rant9 Productions. We look forward to continuing our podcast network with their support, and we appreciate their efforts in creating a unique and necessary community service in estate planning today. Learn more about Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP, check out http://www.tallgrassestateplanning.com/ (www.tallgrassestateplanning.com) or check out their Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning (www.facebook.com/tallgrassestateplanning). Please subscribe to Pod4Good wherever you get your podcasts! If you're not sure where, check out http://www.pod4good.com/ (www.Pod4Good.com)

Morning Invest
This Is Why America Is Collapsing: Congress Passes Biggest Military Stimulus in U.S. History

Morning Invest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 73:02


In today's livestream... Congress passes the largest military budget in U.S. history as Biden threatens Putin over Ukraine. Jussie Smollett drops CNN bombshell during trial.

Morning Invest
Big 4th Stimulus News Including Timeline and Details

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 86:57


In today's livestream we've got news out of Senator Kyrsten Sinema's office regarding the vote on the Build Back Better stimulus. 

Ideas Untrapped
TALKING SUPPLY CHAINS

Ideas Untrapped

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 36:44


Supply chains have been in the news a lot lately - because there have been shortages of many important things like food, semiconductor microchips, heating and cooking gas, and even shipping containers. Prices of many commodities have gone through the roof because of these shortages, and policymakers globally are scrambling to find a solution especially with the holiday season coming around. I tried to unpack some of the issues with Decision Scientist Oliver Beige. We also revisit some of the themes from our last conversation (note that this was recorded before the new Omicron variant!). It is always informative to talk to Oliver, and many thanks to him for his time. The transcript for the conversation is available below for everyone.TRANSCRIPTTobi; My guest, who is making his second appearance on the show, is Oliver Beige. He is a decision scientist and, welcome back to the show.Oliver; [A] pleasure to be on your podcast.Tobi; Yeah. So, the last time we talk pretty much about the pandemic. Mostly about some of the predictions that experts were making about the patterns of infection, and fatality, and so many of the public health implications of that. But one thing we are now seeing, that as is quite becoming so clear, is some of the other I should say secondary "effects" of some of the measures that were taken because of the pandemic policy-wise. One metaphor you use which I like so much - it pumps my intuition in all the right ways - is like the lockdown is like telling half of the cars on the route to stop instantly and the other half to just speed right ahead. You know, and there is a global shortage of so many things. Supply chain is so much in the news now, from shipping costs going up about over 400%, food inflation is high. It's crazy in Nigeria, India is experiencing hunger, poverty has definitely worsened for a lot of vulnerable demography. There is also the issue of joblessness, businesses have gone under. Again, I'll ask you and this may seem like picking up from the theme of where we stopped the last time. Could some of these problems we are now seeing, which we are going to delve into, could it have been prevented?Oliver; Clearly, like most of the policy has been over the last year and a half were not taking this into account. And the analogy you're saying about half of the cars on the highway, like being forced to stop and the other half being forced to speed up - the situation in 2020 was basically a lot of people were calling for a complete shutdown of the global economy until we're done with fighting this virus. I remember like the prominent German economist, I think, probably two [to] three weeks into the lockdown was making fun of the German government's decision to bring in asparagus harvesters - so [who] usually [do] not come from Germany, they usually come from Czech [Republic] or Poland. This particular economist [was like] whatever, asparagus is not important enough, we cannot let people in that might bring in the virus or something like that. Of course, very, very, very quickly, we had massive problems on both food production and, of course, we had food shortages very, very quickly. So we basically had harvests dying on the field, and shortages within the supply chain in between the production and the consumption of things. We have, like, abattoirs and [...], [...], and so on. So we are very much into a severe food crisis very quickly, and always a predictable food crisis very, very quickly. And so then we had fairly massive measures taken in order to alleviate that [by] giving people money, at least, in the Western world here. That seemed to have stopped it. And suddenly people had got the feeling really [that] the economy is working again, and we can still buy our car and we can still consume, and people had money to spend and use the money to buy products because there was not a lot of other things they could spend it on. The movie theatres were closed. So this is the situation. It looked like we're good for a while. Seemed like we had resolved this quickly emerging problem of a stopped economy. And of course, that's not how it works. And we've seen increasing numbers of reports of an economy that is not working anymore, because of the basic things we take for granted like, basically, shipping containers. The basic things are not where they should be. We not only have severe shortages, we also have the situation where we're piling up empty shipping containers in certain ports, and they cannot be moved anywhere else because we don't have the shipping capacity.And the current situation that things are not what they should be. Things we take for granted are in short supply which has all kinds of effects on other things. So, basically, we're having a global supply chain that is locking down just in time for Christmas and next year, you know, Chinese new year, sort of the highest capacity, highest load times. Always the situation in supply chain is that it affects the most vulnerable parts of the supply chain the most. And that is usually the ports part, right? So the ones that don't have the alternatives… if you are a rich participant in a supply chain, if you are a big carmaker [or] something like that [and] you cannot get shipping capacities, you're currently moving your raw materials by airplane. It's more expensive, far more expensive, of course, but you need to stop to build your cars. The worst thing you can have is... no, the second-worst thing you can have is an almost finished product, 99% of [a] finished product that sits on your parking lot and it's still missing one part. And this one part is like three months away from being delivered. Companies that are rich enough [and] that can afford it are using any means possible to get these missing pieces. But what we're also seeing now, you have in automotive (it's not only in automotive, it's general but automotive fits very much) is missing microchips. Microchip supply chain topic is the production topic. We don't have enough production capacity to fulfil demand. But of course, now that we see car manufacturers closing down plants - they used to close down for (a) week[s], now they're closing down for months. Now you have a whole dependent supply chain that feeds into these plants that had nothing to do with microchips. They're doing whatever... glove compartments, plastic, glass, paint, everything else; they're not being used because [this] particular facility is not producing anymore [and] now they're being affected by this. And this is the situation we have right now and this is something I've been predicting for a long time, basically, since last February [which] is that we're running into a situation where basically the whole thing goes out of control. And the one thing I just posted like last week, I think, is Northern Europe, especially the UK is experiencing a gas shortage, which affects flower production. Flowers are usually grown in greenhouses in Europe, and Ireland and UK, apparently. But they're closing down, which opens an opportunity for Kenya, which is also a flower producer to have less competitors (who are now in the situation to put fewer flowers on the market, of course), but they can't because they don't have the shipping containers they need to bring flowers to Europe or North America. And this is a situation where basically the whole thing freezes up. I heard for the longest time, especially coming from something like the politically relevant economists said, Okay, "markets tend to self regulate," which is true for most of the time. "All of this is basically driven by capitalism and we should see all of these problems being short term. So we should see all of this to be temporary, and then it is just going back to normal eventually." Now they have to admit that it's probably not gonna go away anytime soon. Basically, everything I see in global shipping assumes that these problems are with us through 2022 talking 2023 already. So, yeah, this was foreseeable. And it was like a situation where people who did not want to predict this for whatever ideological reason, like, basically, ignoring the pointers we had all along.Tobi; That's just depressing. But a bit of a trivia, well, maybe not so trivial question. You work on supply chains, I don't want to name names of some of the firms you work for, but like right now, who are the people calling you the most demanding for your expertise and help [in] understanding or solving this problem? Where I'm going with that question is, where exactly are the bottlenecks?Oliver; I don't currently work on a supply chain. This is some, just basically, 25 years of expertise. I think basically, where the most interest comes from right now is actually startups. I think, of course, from what I see, [a] lot of current procurement managers, also logistics managers, they do everything they can to handle the situation, they're not really the ones that need my expertise. They have, what, 25 years logistics[of] experience, they don't really need me.But what I see and what I'm trying to help [with] is sort of like resolve the underlying information problem we have and this is not something we can resolve within a couple months. Basically, people who are supply chain bottleneck managers do whatever they can with the tools they have. Really to give better tools to be better prepared for these crises is all about having the information, shifting information across five, six tiers within the supply chain for someone with at the end of a supply chain to see what's happening at the beginning in order to make better plans. Also, like, if we have a surplus of shipping containers in the Port of Auckland, New Zealand, while the rest of the world is in severe shortage, how can we resolve these problems? Yeah, this is definitely something that has to happen that I normally don't work on, like trying to come up with quick fixes. I'm usually working with people that sort of try to resolve this in the long term.Tobi; So there are two explanations that I've seen in the media and which I want you to help assess. So one explanation goes like [this] "We had the lockdown. Everybody stay at home. You work from home. You order whatever it is you want at home." A lot of countries give stimulus in form of money to households, though we weren't very successful with that in Nigeria, it was a massive failure and had its own problems. But you know, so the theory goes, that demand for most items went through the roof and that is what we are seeing feeding through the supply chain now. But another explanation goes that what we are experiencing now is the result of economies starting to open up and that is where the surge in demand is coming from and that's why companies are struggling to meet this demand, you know, but usually, I don't see anything about the massive restriction on supply that also was policy during the pandemic, because, companies that had no house delivery capacity basically shut down or went out of business. So, I mean, how do you assess some of these explanations, perhaps there are others that we've seen in the media, from The Economist to the Financial Times to so many people trying to explain this?Oliver; They're not mutually exclusive, the explanations. This is probably definitely a combination of all of it that's coming all at the same time. For one, both on the supply and the demand side, we had an expectation that the economy will shut down for a long time. So people stopped whenever... ordering cars, and then like two, three weeks, months on, they realize that so okay, it's still going on, I can actually order my car. And of course, all the manufacturers have to catch up with this. This has been going on two, three months of no production had to be produced in double triple shifts afterwards. Stimulus money, the interesting thing is not so much word [about] where the stimulus money went to but where we see it now, which is actually popping up in venture capital. Happy for all the startups that are [a] beneficiary of this money, but stimulus money should not go to venture capital. So something went wrong here.But money, people were able to spend, which they did. And the third thing [is] we have a shift from money spent on things you can do outdoors - entertainment is an obvious one - to money being shifted on things you can do indoors, which is like stationary bicycles, bread makers, or PlayStations, all these things. Basically physical goods that have to be shipped. And in general, we had a shift from shopping in stores to things being delivered by deliveries and this has put its strain on the whole supply chain and our supply chain is built to run at 90% capacity. And so pushing this over that limit, over a 100% limit, well there will be points where it gives out.This is just [like] taking a leaky old pipeline system and you're putting like whatever, whether 100% of liquid you want to run through this pipeline, and [the] pipeline will burst in certain points. And that's exactly what happened. And it's usually the most vulnerable point of the pipeline system where it bursts. We're seeing that it emanates out from there.Tobi; One other thing (which is a point you've also made, albeit in different words), that the pandemic also, sort of, exposes is the pattern of economic specialization of the global economy. Because for one, I didn't know how Malaysia was important to the supply of hand gloves before the pandemic and so many other things like tissue paper, and so many other overlooked everyday household commodities that we found out through shortages and empty shelves, you know, [to] how important and how the supply chain is configured. And I mean, this brings up issues around the theories of economic trade and the geopolitics of that, you know, and so many people have been - although for political reasons - talking about a reconfiguration of the supply chain. Joe Biden is talking about putting money in bringing America's supply chain closer to its borders, South Korea is spending so much money. There's so much talk of developing domestic capability. We've seen that too with the supply of vaccines, you know, so are politicians or I mean, local stakeholders just having an overreaction, or can the economics of [the] supply chain be reconfigured? Basically?Oliver; Yes, basically, we can think of the last 70 years as, what, the post-war economy which we had until like [the] late 80s, early 90s. If you look at the post World War, we had two very distinct periods, which was like the post-war, Cold War era, where every country had a strategic reserve on things they thought they needed in terms of a future war.So, like, a lot of production was still in the country even if it was not economically efficient for those reasons. And then we had the end of the Cold War and economic efficiency overruled all kinds of strategic considerations. And we had the period of global sourcing, which matched the time, basically, I think, the mid-80s… sort of the time when we started having the enterprise systems that allowed us to source everything globally. We need to take from wherever it's cheapest, or wherever we get the best quality for the least money and transportation cost, logistics, is not a concern. I wrote a thing like two years ago, as I said, we cannot simply ignore the rumblings of global supply in our considerations because, in comparison to production costs, or marketing costs, logistic costs are negligible, right? So you can see very, very weird things that basically is being produced in say, Lebanon, and then it's being shipped to China where it's being manufactured and being brought back to Europe, because it's just cheaper.Of course, we are in a situation where the supply chain layer, which basically nobody paid any attention to other than the operation and logistics people is the thing that's causing the problem and realizing that okay, we should probably be producing our own chips because the global chip manufacturers (microchip manufacturers) are not taking our urgent calls, they're taking others' calls. So, they are basically sorting their customers by considerations which are not aligned with ours. I see this as a global trend going up, and probably over the next 20 years. Largely being connected to manufacturing trends like 3d printing, but also economies of scale becoming less important. But this bringing production back home thinking is really at the root of what's happening in the United Kingdom now, because they basically decided that if they sort of disconnect themselves from the EU, they can do this by helping production back home. And that did not turn out to be correct in this case. So this is like a major trend we're seeing overall. But this is something that will unfold over the next 20 years.Tobi; A bit of a side question, I'll say, on that point. I remember my operations research professor telling me in school that one of the wrong assumptions economists have is thinking that prices always clear markets. So which brings me to the question that, why does economics as opposed to other important parts on this particular issue, like operations research and the like...why does economics have so much influence on policy and the nature of public discourse?Oliver; The discipline is tasked with setting the ground rules for capitalism, in a way. So like, usually, if you get an operations research degree, you work for a company and you do like production or logistic stuff we're talking about and if you get an economics degree you end up in the white hallways in Washington, DC or similar. And of course, it's always more attractive to set policy than to work in the trenches of manufacturing or logistics or the other operational stuff that is clearly not as appealing. In the United States, we have very clearly the shift in operations research where they were, like, really world-leading to economics. I think one reason is because there's a Nobel Prize for Economics and not a Nobel prize for operations research. Like, the operational stuff became less attractive, less interesting and sort of moved on to others. And of course, if you're very important, you always want to capture the strategic things. So something I did not like seeing, um, I went to the United States and study operations research at a time when the United States [factories] were just shedding their manufacturing base. This was like the mid-90s. So it's a clearly recognizable decline. Then [on] the other hand you saw economics on the ascendancy, but economists really don't know very much about production, or logistics, as we've seen. They're basically caught completely by surprise by this whole supply chain thing. I remember having discussions "is this is a supply shock? Or is this demand shock? And I was like "it's an in-between shock, it's the stuff that happens in between supply and demand, and this is stuff, economists don't usually pay any attention to." For me, the problem is really these very adjacent fields, right? If you're studying operations research, you're automatically studying economics along. But if you're studying economics, you're not studying operations research.Tobi; How is that possible?Oliver; Exactly. This is the problem of academic specialization [...], right? If you don't know how things are being made, and if you don't know how things are being shipped, that's a huge gap in your knowledge.Tobi; I think we've gotten to where I'd say [is] the most uncomfortable part of this conversation for me...Oliver; Okay...Tobi; Which is something that you and I have talked about so many times - which is, there are actual, real-life consequences or effects for some of these problems and the decisions that were made in terms of policy during the pandemic. And I do not think it would be an exaggeration - even though that's where the world is currently fixated, but I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say that the fatality or the welfare consequences of some of the measures taken in terms of the pandemic response, lockdowns particularly, would have more cost in human lives than the pandemic itself. I can certainly speak for Nigeria. Not as any kind of expert, but we see in the news every day [how] 2020 was a very tragic year both in terms of poverty, hunger, insecurity, that were all exacerbated by the measures during the lockdown. And I've seen so many other stories from all around the world, India, Kenya, Congo, Brazil, of the real-life consequences of lockdowns, you know, in terms of jobs, in terms of livelihoods. Now, are we ever... this is like asking you to play a psychologist, I'm sorry I'm always asking you to put on so many hats. Are we have are going to get a reckoning from some of the experts who gave legitimacy to some of these policies that I would say were not well thought out, or maybe were developed in panic... Or, like you've also copiously documented were based on wrong models, wrong assumptions, are we ever going to get to a point where there will be a public reckoning for some of these policies?Because what I see is a lot of these same people are sort of taking a victory lap, you know, we save the world, the curve is flattening, we are vaccines, you know, and are we ever going to discuss these other problems that we've relegated as secondary, but which may actually have more effects and even lasting consequences for people? Are we ever going to get to that point?Oliver; Sadly, I think, also a couple of weeks ago this career academic columnist, you had two career-defining events, and that's like 2007 and it's like 2020 and quite a remarkable majority of economists got both wrong. Basically in 2007, they just didn't see it coming and in 2020, economics had a large part in actually triggering the event we were talking about, and none of them will lose their jobs over this. None of them will lose tenure over this.Usually, the reckoning is generational - if incoming economists after 2007 came in to also understand and, sort of, have knowledge that is hopefully enough to avoid another 2007.And I think emerging countries - Africa - in balance was much more negatively affected by all kinds of hapless attempts to stop the pandemic. There's also young people, basically young people [globally] got dropped off the two years of their lives, but severely restricted for something that they had really no part in. And, of course, Africa is a very young continent too. So a lot of younger Africans were robbed of opportunities. Yes, but reckoning is generational. Young emerging generation basically realizing that they were shortchanged in this situation. So it's gonna unfold over 20 years. Yeah. So but in the immediate, we will expect that, like they did in 2007, I remember Kirkman saying basically, "we did almost everything right, in a great financial crisis. We missed out on this big event. But afterwards, we did everything right." We'll see same things, just as normal. I predicted that the tenure system will crumble over this, but I'll wait [to see] if that happens. Yeah.But there's definitely a problem if you have highly paid experts being so wrong on these momentous events, they should be trained to be able to predict.Tobi; For a layperson...Because I think there was this metaphor by the venture investor Naval. And I don't agree with him on a lot but I sort of agree with him on this one where he said, "the pandemic created a situation where epidemiologists were running the economy and economists were doing public health," you know? And I don't know if that's exactly correct but that creates this miasma of confusion for the public. And we know with social media, there is so much talk about misinformation, disinformation campaign right now, and people just generally have a hard time telling what's what sometimes, or knowing basically sometimes what is good advice. And even for some of us who would like to be a bit more active in our local political process, we also struggle to know where to demand accountability or even common sense. So, again, I'll ask you, like I did in the last podcast when we're talking about the infection models. Again, regarding associated policies for public health crisis, whether it is how to run the economy, how to run the transportation system, how to tell people what to do and what not to do, how should the public approach expert advice? Are there heuristics?Oliver; There was a lot of like reaching out from one's own expert domain into others. And then, of course, the incumbents trying to fend them off. My view of the problem is that we allowed people to get prominent positions, both academically and in the public discussions, who are very good at that and not very good at their field. Like my field is highly mathematical, I would not be able to deal without having fairly in-depth math knowledge, but I have to understand what's happening in the ground. This is expertise, right? And we have people who are very good at math and have very little understanding of how does math translate into the real world. This is something to stop, right? If I can contradict mathematical prediction models with 20 minutes of Excel work, then we have a problem. Because someone is living in their very very cloistered mathematical world with very little interaction with the real world they should be dealing with. So we have to have people who are good at being actual epidemiologists and epidemiologists as modellers, you have to understand how the economy works. And not only what the academic knowledge [or] mathematical knowledge of economics portends to be. And this was the problem, we basically handed the control over to people who have extremely little exposure to how things work.Tobi; One last question though, one last question. And I may or may not put this in the podcast, it depends. The delta. Which I know you were tracking for the UK, and I mean, maybe possibly for other places...for a while it seemed like the delta is actually the strain that many people have predicted, you know, but you were also saying that It holds pretty much with the previous pattern. But now, talk of the Delta has pretty much faded in the same media. What did you learn from that brief experience tracking the data?Oliver; We still continue to track the [...] virus more closely than we did before. I mean, it's been like testing procedures, like the amount of testing we do are still going up. In terms of predicting outbreak pattern, I was wrong...at least the ones that was like, the first time England happens up and down, we say this was over which is not over, it's like going up and down again. It's definitely not going exponential but it didn't stop at the point with the others. Poland, Scotland, a good rate. India is not going through the roof. Yeah, I don't really see the predictive significant difference between what we're seeing with Delta and what we saw before.What you should expect in the course of the pandemic if you think in terms of population heterogeneity, which is something we should always think about, is sort of, like, variants that emerge later are trying to capture the parts of the population that have not been affected yet. So they're basically closing the pocket. And this is like, basically, a new vulnerable part of the population that were shielded from the variants before that's vulnerable to this particular new variant. And that goes up very quickly. It reaches this part of the population very quickly. And that's what happened with delta. And of course, then you had the modellers who ignore population heterogeneity just extrapolating this as though it's gonna capture the whole population extremely quickly and this is definitely not.I mean, India was the first obvious contradiction to that theory and, of course, India was ignored. And then we had the UK. The UK was like the first time where a government refused to take action. So you cannot retroactively attribute it to whatever kind of [...] action we took.Of course, Boris Johnson said, "we're gonna open anyway." And most of the exponentialist modellers got it horribly wrong. They're still in the media, I'm still reading guarded articles about their dire predictions, it has not stopped. I think the general population is slowly catching up with the pattern. Yeah, I expect more to come. We have a world population [and] there are still pockets that have not been affected by this. And this is like my claim from the very beginning [which] is the best strategy we can run is not hurt [halt] all interaction. We've seen that it doesn't work in Australia and New Zealand, that's another thing I predicted. At least for Australia that the virus will make a comeback in the southern winter, which it did. But that we reduced the point of interaction to situations where we kind of have a buildup of the virus. So basically go away from close indoor events with crowded people until enough people are vaccinated. And the big supply chain task we have, as of now, is like this massive surplus in vaccines we're building up in the developed Western world. I think we have more than 200 million charges of vaccines coming into Germany with a population of 80 million. So we should not be talking about registered Shot boosters until we get the rest of the world vaccinated. And hopefully, we do this on a voluntary basis. Voluntary vaccination. That's the other major problem we have that we try to force the... I don't know what the number is 10% of [...] to also get vaccinated by stupid, exclusionary measures. This is not our primary concern, in a way. I think in Germany, we're good. We're just starting to realize that we are undercounting, as usual. So our much much more urgent target is to get the vaccine to people who want or need them. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.ideasuntrapped.com/subscribe

NTD Business
1st U.S. Omicron Case Detected; Investor: Home Prices Likely To Keep Rising | NTD Business

NTD Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 24:16


NTD Business News- 12/1/2021 1. 1st U.S. Case of Omicron Detected: Officials 2. OECD Concerned Over Rising COVID Debt 3. CBO Releases Projection on Debt Ceiling 4. Yellen on Stimulus and Inflation 5. Fed: Possibility of High Inflation Into 2023

Wall Street Breakfast
Wall Street Breakfast December 1: Powell Signals Faster Stimulus Pullback

Wall Street Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 12:15


Our top stories include: Powell Signals Faster Stimulus Pullback, Renewable Energy Power Jumps and The World's Most Expensive City May Surprise You  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Marketplace Minute
Powell says Fed may consider quicker end to stimulus - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - December 1, 2021

Marketplace Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 1:50


The Fed chairman said the risk of higher inflation has increased; Treasury Secretary Yellen urges Congress to raise debt ceiling by mid-December; OPEC and allies meet to discuss global oil supplies - December 1, 2021

Marketplace All-in-One
Ethereum 101

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 37:44


It’s time to talk about bitcoin’s digital cousin: ethereum. This is a type of blockchain operating system that allows you to trade the cryptocurrency called ether. But it does much more, including things called smart contracts that are changing the way people do business. “What it really does is allows for the possibility that the middleman gets eliminated from the equation … if you have a good idea in blockchain and in ethereum, you can kind of go directly to users or investors to raise the money you want to start your business,” said Matt Leising, co-founder of DeCential Media, which covers the world of crypto, decentralized finance and the blockchain. On the show today, we’ll get a lesson in how ethereum works, the advantages and disadvantages and why supporters believe it’s not going away. So regulators should catch up quick! In the News Fix, we’ll hear positive news about boosters for teens and hear a warning about how omicron may mess with inflation. Plus, regulators are cracking down on Facebook, but they’re not the ones you’re thinking about. Then, listeners say farewell to Molly and a bananas answer to the Make Me Smart question. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin” from The New York Times “For Rules in Technology, the Challenge is to Balance Code and Law” from The New York Times “Powell Lays Groundwork for Faster End to Stimulus as Inflation Outlook Worsens” from The Wall Street Journal “Covid News: Pfizer to Seek Approval for Boosters for 16- and 17-Year-Olds” from The New York Times “Facebook Parent Told to Sell Giphy by U.K. Regulator” from The Wall Street Journal Audio: “Make Me Smart” listeners write a special song for Molly (visit our show page to listen) Finally, it’s Giving Tuesday. Give now to help us reach $100,000 in donations and unlock another $100,000 from the Investors Challenge Fund. To donate, go to Marketplace.org/givesmart. And thank you for your generosity.

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

It’s time to talk about bitcoin’s digital cousin: ethereum. This is a type of blockchain operating system that allows you to trade the cryptocurrency called ether. But it does much more, including things called smart contracts that are changing the way people do business. “What it really does is allows for the possibility that the middleman gets eliminated from the equation … if you have a good idea in blockchain and in ethereum, you can kind of go directly to users or investors to raise the money you want to start your business,” said Matt Leising, co-founder of DeCential Media, which covers the world of crypto, decentralized finance and the blockchain. On the show today, we’ll get a lesson in how ethereum works, the advantages and disadvantages and why supporters believe it’s not going away. So regulators should catch up quick! In the News Fix, we’ll hear positive news about boosters for teens and hear a warning about how omicron may mess with inflation. Plus, regulators are cracking down on Facebook, but they’re not the ones you’re thinking about. Then, listeners say farewell to Molly and a bananas answer to the Make Me Smart question. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin” from The New York Times “For Rules in Technology, the Challenge is to Balance Code and Law” from The New York Times “Powell Lays Groundwork for Faster End to Stimulus as Inflation Outlook Worsens” from The Wall Street Journal “Covid News: Pfizer to Seek Approval for Boosters for 16- and 17-Year-Olds” from The New York Times “Facebook Parent Told to Sell Giphy by U.K. Regulator” from The Wall Street Journal Audio: “Make Me Smart” listeners write a special song for Molly (visit our show page to listen) Finally, it’s Giving Tuesday. Give now to help us reach $100,000 in donations and unlock another $100,000 from the Investors Challenge Fund. To donate, go to Marketplace.org/givesmart. And thank you for your generosity.

ERCAST
67. Caring for the Unapologetically Unvaccinated

ERCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 56:02


We share two conversations about navigating the waters of interacting with unvaccinated COVID patients. Brit Long, MD and Jose Pacheco, RN are thoughtful healthcare providers with somewhat different approaches. The common thread is that both are intentional and compassionate. Guest bios:  Brit Long is an assistant professor of emergency medicine in San Antonio, Texas and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Content at emcdocs.net. He is one of the most published authors in the field of emergency medicine. Brit is working in a unique environment where he's running what is in effect a COVID emergency department in an underserved area with an incredibly high unvaccinated rate.  Jose Pacheco is an emergency department nurse who is a local legend for his kind personality and fully engaged approach to caring for patients. He is not just a legend among healthcare providers, but frankly, among the community. We discuss: Brit's mental processes when he enters the room of a patient with COVID pneumonia who is unapologetically unvaccinated [05:15]; How Brit discusses the importance of vaccination with unvaccinated patients [05:43]; The impact of one's belief system on vaccine decision-making  [07:15]; The fact that personal stories (and not scientific evidence) are what many who aren't able to critically appraise literature rely upon to make decisions [15:25]; Framing the COVID vaccine as an anti-death vaccine [16:45]; Handling post-shift frustration [19:30]; The importance of celebrating the success when a vaccine hesitant person agrees to vaccination after you discuss its merits [22:45]; Jose's plea to fellow healthcare providers [25:00]; What makes the COVID situation more difficult than others we encounter in the ED [27:40]; Why Jose is referred to not only as the Drunk Whisperer (see Stimulus episode 1), but also the COVID whisperer [28:30]; Many unvaccinated patients think they've done their due diligence [40:20]; The root and seat of compassion -- wishing that all patients are well, vaccinated or not [46:15];   And more. For previous episodes, detailed show notes, or to sign up for our newsletter: https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/. This podcast streams free on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher. Interested in one-on-one coaching? https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/coaching Follow Rob:  Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

Stimulus.
67. Caring for the Unapologetically Unvaccinated

Stimulus.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 56:02


We share two conversations about navigating the waters of interacting with unvaccinated COVID patients. Brit Long, MD and Jose Pacheco, RN are thoughtful healthcare providers with somewhat different approaches. The common thread is that both are intentional and compassionate. Guest bios:  Brit Long is an assistant professor of emergency medicine in San Antonio, Texas and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Content at emcdocs.net. He is one of the most published authors in the field of emergency medicine. Brit is working in a unique environment where he's running what is in effect a COVID emergency department in an underserved area with an incredibly high unvaccinated rate.  Jose Pacheco is an emergency department nurse who is a local legend for his kind personality and fully engaged approach to caring for patients. He is not just a legend among healthcare providers, but frankly, among the community. We discuss: Brit's mental processes when he enters the room of a patient with COVID pneumonia who is unapologetically unvaccinated [05:15]; How Brit discusses the importance of vaccination with unvaccinated patients [05:43]; The impact of one's belief system on vaccine decision-making  [07:15]; The fact that personal stories (and not scientific evidence) are what many who aren't able to critically appraise literature rely upon to make decisions [15:25]; Framing the COVID vaccine as an anti-death vaccine [16:45]; Handling post-shift frustration [19:30]; The importance of celebrating the success when a vaccine hesitant person agrees to vaccination after you discuss its merits [22:45]; Jose's plea to fellow healthcare providers [25:00]; What makes the COVID situation more difficult than others we encounter in the ED [27:40]; Why Jose is referred to not only as the Drunk Whisperer (see Stimulus episode 1), but also the COVID whisperer [28:30]; Many unvaccinated patients think they've done their due diligence [40:20]; The root and seat of compassion -- wishing that all patients are well, vaccinated or not [46:15];   And more. For previous episodes, detailed show notes, or to sign up for our newsletter: https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/. This podcast streams free on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher. Interested in one-on-one coaching? https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/coaching Follow Rob:  Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

MetFlex and Chill
#141 - Keys To Growing Muscle As A Female Part 2 with Alex Bush

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 56:01


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Alex Bush at his website www.physiquedevelopment.com, on Instagram @alexbush_, and YouTube @Physique Development  Alex Bush is a coach, trainer, and co-founder of the online coaching platform, Physique Development. He has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science as well as several continuing education certifications including N1, PN1, and CSCS. Alex has been coaching for 8 years and has worked with over a thousand competitive physique athletes as well as lifestyle clients. Alex resides in Ohio with his wife, Sue, and Pups, Gus & Tucker. In this episode, Alex and Rachel discuss the remaining key factors to growing muscle as a female: why you could be getting in your own way at the gym, how much time you should invest in a building phase, how to find balance while also making physique progress, and much more! “Discipline Leads to Freedom.” Alex Bush Top Takeaways: How to get the most out of an RDL Alex's recommended amount of time to be in a building phase  Try this tip if the scale causes stress but you still want to see progress over time Accountability is key. Why even coaches need coaches! Show Notes: [0:00] Trailer introduction to the episode [1:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Alex Bush @alexbush_ to the listeners   [3:00] Keys To Growing Muscle As A Female Part 1 with Alex Bush   [4:00] Fourth Key: Exercise Execution  [6:00] How to get the most out of an RDL [10:00] Question: Can you speak to the difference between sensation versus actual tension and stimulus in the muscle tissue?? [16:00] Fifth Key: Periodized Training / Progressive Overload of Stimulus [23:00] Sixth Key: Time/ Patience [26:00] Question: What's the minimum time frame that you would recommend someone go through a building phase? [31:00] Episode 104: 8-Month Building Phase Results & Plan For Next Cut [36:30] Seventh Key: Audit Social Media Outlets [40:00] Eighth Key: Life Outside of Training - 'Balance' [43:00] “Discipline Leads to Freedom.” Alex Bush [46:00] Benefits of investing in a coach!  [52:00] If you're listening to this and want to apply for one-on-one coaching with Rachel check out www.metflexlife.com/apply. [53:00] Episode 140: Keys To Growing Muscle As A Female Part 1 with Alex Bush [54:00] Listeners can find Alex Bush at his website www.physiquedevelopment.com, on Instagram @alexbush_ and YouTube @Physique Development  [55:00] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.   --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

Stimulus.
66. Hell Yeah or No

Stimulus.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 5:24


How do you decide whether to say yes or no to something? In this 5 minute episode, we break down a simple yet incredibly effective heuristic taken from the book Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers.   Listen on: iTunes Spotify Stitcher   To inquire about one on one coaching: https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/coaching For complete and detailed show notes (well this one doesn't really have complete shownotes, it's only 5 minutes long), previous episodes, or to sign up for our newsletter: https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/ If you like what you hear on Stimulus and use Apple/iTunes as your podcatcher, please consider leaving a review of the show. I read all the reviews and, more importantly, so do potential guests. Thanks in advance! Interested in sponsoring this podcast? Connect with us here Follow Rob:Twitter: https://twitter.com/emergencypdx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stimuluswithrobormanmd Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/emergencypdx

ERCAST
66. Hell Yeah or No

ERCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 5:24


How do you decide whether to say yes or no to something? In this 5 minute episode, we break down a simple yet incredibly effective heuristic taken from the book Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers.   Listen on: iTunes Spotify Stitcher   To inquire about one on one coaching: https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/coaching For complete and detailed show notes (well this one doesn't really have complete shownotes, it's only 5 minutes long), previous episodes, or to sign up for our newsletter: https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/ If you like what you hear on Stimulus and use Apple/iTunes as your podcatcher, please consider leaving a review of the show. I read all the reviews and, more importantly, so do potential guests. Thanks in advance! Interested in sponsoring this podcast? Connect with us here Follow Rob:Twitter: https://twitter.com/emergencypdx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stimuluswithrobormanmd Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/emergencypdx

Wealth Power & Influence with Jason Stapleton
Jason Talks Inflation, Airlines, and the Future of Our Economy, w/ Thaddeus Russell

Wealth Power & Influence with Jason Stapleton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 53:04


Attend Discover 2022, a free virtual event designed to help you unlock hidden talents, skills, passions, and abilities you can use to increase your income and impact in 2022: https://www.stapletonagency.com/discover******Thaddeus Russell returned to the show today to share with us what he's been doing with Renegade University. There's a lot of synergy between our goals with the Nomad Network and Thad's goals with RU, so we invited him on to chat about the philosophy and approach behind it.The American educational system is a farce. By not equipping people with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively manage a rapidly changing world, the system has set up most people for a life of failure and servitude.Fortunately, people like Thad have used the blessings of the internet to create alternative educational institutions to start filling the gaps left by the corruption of academia and public schools.Follow Thad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thaddeusrussellCheck out Renegade University: https://renegadeuniversity.com/Listen to the Unregistered podcast: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/*******If you're ready to take control of your life, income, and future, go to www.nomadnetwork.app and join the Nomad Network to get started. Brand new app in app stores now!Give your business an unfair advantage in less than 3 minutes a day. Get the daily newsletter that delivers the most actionable and tactical growth strategies available today, straight from the mind of a marketing genius: http://dailyalchemy.me.Learn the blueprint for generating predictable and sustainable income from anywhere on earth: http://www.nomadicwealthoffer.com.Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jason_stapletonJason on IG: https://www.instagram.com/thejasonstapletonJason's website: https://jasonstapleton.comMatt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realkingpilledDon't forget to like and subscribe, and please share the show!

GZero World with Ian Bremmer
Inflation Nation: How Larry Summers Predicted Skyrocketing Prices in the US

GZero World with Ian Bremmer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 23:39


As the holiday shopping season gets underway, consumers are facing empty shelves and sky-high prices. What explains the supply chain crunch and how is it related to the highest levels of inflation in the US in 30 years? On the GZERO World podcast, Ian Bremmer is joined by economist Larry Summers, who served as the Treasury Secretary under President Clinton and as the Director of the National Economic Council under Barack Obama. 

Marketplace All-in-One
Japan unleashes more pandemic stimulus as European nations go back into lockdown

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 7:21


From the BBC World Service: The Japanese government has announced nearly half a trillion dollars to provide further economic support from the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Austria announces a full national lockdown starting Monday, while Germany won’t rule out a similar move. And, after a year’s long protest by hundreds of thousands of farmers in India, the government vows to repeal controversial farm laws.

Marketplace Morning Report
Japan unleashes more pandemic stimulus as European nations go back into lockdown

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 7:21


From the BBC World Service: The Japanese government has announced nearly half a trillion dollars to provide further economic support from the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Austria announces a full national lockdown starting Monday, while Germany won’t rule out a similar move. And, after a year’s long protest by hundreds of thousands of farmers in India, the government vows to repeal controversial farm laws.

The Revive Stronger Podcast
285: Ben House - Processed Foods | Are They Really Bad For You?

The Revive Stronger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 69:31


Ben is back on the podcast. In this episode, we talk about his current auto-regulated specialisation training blocks and then dive into a deep discussion surrounding food processing. This was a very different but enjoyable chat you're not going to want to miss. Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (01:33) How little volume do you need to maintain muscle mass (06:21) When to change things in your programme? (12:56) Stimulus to fatigue ratio (19:41) How bad are processed foods? (24:56) How processed is processed? (31:51) Pre-packed meals (39:51) Ready to go meals a great alternative? (50:42) Meal prep companies may be the solution? (01:02:43) Changing your environment https://www.deconstructnutrition.com https://www.instagram.com/drbenhouse/ Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe! COACHING: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ MEMBERSITE: https://revivestronger.com/team-revive-stronger/ WEBSITE: https://www.revivestronger.com MINI CUT MOVEMENT: https://revivestronger.com/mini-cut-movement/ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/revivestronger INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/revivestronger NEWSLETTER: https://bit.ly/2rRONG5 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6CRjNWmFLA __________________________________________________________________ If you want to support us via a donation, that's highly appreciated! Patreon • https://www.patreon.com/revivestronger Don't like Patreon, go to Paypal! • https://bit.ly/2XZloJ4 __________________________________________________________________ Our Ebooks! Ultimate Guide To Contest Prep Ebook: • https://revivestronger.com/product/the-ultimate-guide-to-contest-prep/ Primer Phase Ebook: • https://revivestronger.com/product/the-primer-phase/ __________________________________________________________________ Stay up to date with the latest research and educate yourself! MASS (Research Review): • https://goo.gl/c7FSJD RP+ Membership: • https://ob262.isrefer.com/go/plus/Steve90/ JPS Mentorship • https://jpseducation.mykajabi.com/a/13324/esJ8AZwy __________________________________________________________________ Books we recommend! Muscle & Strength Pyramids • https://goo.gl/S8s6tG RP Books • http://bit.ly/2vREaH0 RP + Members site • https://ob262.isrefer.com/go/plus/Steve90/ For more • http://revivestronger.com/library/ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ When you're interested in online coaching, please go visit our website and follow the application form: https://www.revivestronger.com/online-coaching/