Mon, 29 April 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Robby Soave, associate editor at www.Reason.com and author of the new book Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, about what on earth is happening on college campuses these days. There are more and more protests trying to shut out speakers that students don't agree with, and professors are becoming terrified of their students accusing them of any little misstep. Jason and Robby explore this phenomenon and what may be done about it to cure the ails.
[3:51] College campus activists have decided that a free speech set of norms is not condusive to their goals, and why that's self defeating
[6:21] College campus activists have decided that a free speech set of norms is not condusive to their goals, and why that's self defeating
[10:20] The damage a small minority of students can cause is significant
[14:02] College campuses have become much more uncomfortable for marginalized students
[17:34] The nation is way too polarized right now
Fri, 19 April 2019
Jason Hartman talks today with Frank Gallinelli, founder and President of Real Data and author of the book What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow & 36 Other Key Financial Measures, about what metrics Frank finds the most important for single family home investors to pay attention to. They also discuss the "holy grail" metric that investors should be using and when you actually SHOULDN'T invest in real estate.
[1:56] What are the core metrics that real estate investors should be looking at?
[6:41] You should try and forecast best case, worst case, and in-between case for your properties
[8:04] What is discounted cash flow?
[10:39] The holy grail metric is still IRR (Internal Rate of Return)
[12:28] A different way to view Return on Equity
[16:01] Is there a time where it doesn't make sense to acquire properties?
[21:46] Education is absolutely vital to being a good investor
Fri, 12 April 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Tal Tsfany, President & CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute, about free speech on college campuses, how we should be defining things like happiness and selfishness, and why we should be focusing on the self. They also examine the philosophies of those who want to tax the rich in order to redistribute wealth.
[2:50] What's happening with speech on college campuses is a result of progressive philosophies
[4:38] What would Ayn Rand's political views be in today's world?
[8:17] Ayn Rand's definition of happiness
[11:45] Love is a goal or value that you pursue. It's a spiritual trade
[15:42] Ayn's definition of selfishness
[19:40] Berkley students in the 60s were reading Ayn Rand to be cool, but not following through on the axioms