A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, David Cay Johnston
Larry, I signed up for this blog because I enjoy your software, Maxifi. It's bit different than other financial planning tools, but it's a nice alternative. However, this blog has gotten way too political for my taste. I read a lot on both sides, but I was expecting economics/financial planning discussions on this blog, not politics. I give you credit for being an expert on financial planning, but not politics. Stick with what you know and keep your (and your guest's) opinions about ukraine, trump, biden, etc to yourself. Or just start another blog and advertise it for what it is.
I thought this was a blog about economics, not left wing politics. I'd like my money back. I have plenty of opportunities to listen to marxist idealogs for free if I choose to do so.
I understand the complaints below about this episode not specifically addressing investment issues. But anyone who thinks that Trump, his cronies, and copycats like DeSantis will not affect the economy and company investment performance are sorely mistaken. Trump has stated he admires Putin for running Russia like his own company, the latter installing his loyalists as operators of previously domestic and foreign companies (https://www.ft.com/content/503fb110-f91e-4bed-b6dc-0d09582dd007). DeSantis has attacked Disney, Cruise Lines, and the Tampa Bay Rays (https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2022/10/19/how-desantis-used-disneys-missteps-to-wage-war-on-corporate-america/69575057007/). We can absolutely expect more of this to happen. Yes, Trump and his acolytes will continue to give tax breaks to people who fall in line, but this will devastate the U.S. economy. You've got to invest in people, not campaign donors, to have a healthy economy.
The Big Cheat -- How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family (1921)
1921? Someone's fingers have trouble with which is the current century.