This is the second podcast in a series of podcasts that we are having with Nelson Lebo about tools for the thrifty gardener as well as the Post-Peak-Oil Farmer (both are very simliar as we discuss in the podcast).
We manage to chat about three more tools in this installment; the tine rake, the hoe, and the scythe. But as we bring up each tool we then contintue into a conversation surrounding the Tool, Timing and Technique (TTT, popularized by Nelson himself) that provides the listener (and myself) with a great deal of knowledge. Other side topics include composting, raised beds, and mowing your lawn a scythe!
What is an Austrian School Economist? What principles do they believe in and what do they think of our current situation?
I've heard on many podcasts and interviews someone refer to themselves as an Austrian Economist and wondered what that meant. Sure, I understood those from the Austrian School were non-interventionalists and anti-bailout but what else do they stand for?
In this interview Douglas French, President of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute stops by to talk about the Austrian School of Economics. We discuss many issues concerning Austrian Economics including libertarianism, liberalism, and free markets.
If you have never been to the Mises.org website then please spend 4-5 minutes cruising the vast resources of excellent material. You'd be amazed at the amount of information that is availbale for free on their website, and don't forget to pick up a Rothbard Flask in the Site Store, Two Beers Approved!
Ian Gordon gives me an education on the Kondriatev Cycle and what it means to our current economy. The kondratiev Cycle is typically divided into four seasons with each season signifying a phase in the natural cycle of a capitalist economy. A spring signifies a rebirth of the economy and winter signifies a difficult period of purging all the bad debts from the economy. Winter Cycles are usually when the economy experiences a depression.
A more sensational title to this podcast could have been 'Ian Gordon predicts Dow 1000!' but I chose not to and instead chose to make the Kondratiev Cycle the focus of this podcast. Ian Gordon surely makes the profound statement that the Dow will grind down to 1000 as the equity markets are purged of bad debts and malinvestment. To learn of possible investment safeguards against such a deflationary event tune into this great episode.... and yes, we do talk about gold and cash.
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