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S5:E2 The FED’s Blunt Hammer of Monetary Policy with Garrett Baldwin

By August 28, 2023No Comments

The FED’s Blunt Hammer of Monetary Policy

S5:E2 Featuring Garrett Baldwin

Hosted by Addison Wiggin

It's not just the central banks. It's not just what the Federal Reserve is doing. There's shadow banking, there's private-sector credit, there's collateral pools that exist that a lot of people wouldn't know existed unless they went and looked for it, and then in the rise of China, there's a significant amount of capital flows that have impacted liquidity."

— Garrett Baldwin

Garrett Baldwin, a renowned research economist and financial writer, holds degrees in economics, security, and business from top universities. He is a seasoned financial and political risk analyst focusing on stocks, hedge funds, private equity, blockchain, and housing policy.

Garrett shares his takes on:

  • Sunshine State Shift: Discover the trend of businesses flocking to states like Florida, Nashville, and Dallas. Unravel the demographic and financial allure beyond warm weather. Explore if politics has a role in this shift.
  • Structural Shifts & Green Tech: Can the US handle massive shifts in locations and technology like EVs? Dive into the possibility of a zero-emission future and how significant government projects will likely face resistance.
  • FedNow and Digital Currencies: Explore a reader’s query about FedNow, its impact on credit unions, and potential cash confiscation. Delve into the implications of a digital dollar and the future of fiat currency.
  • Government vs. Individual: Understand the ongoing conflict between government oversight and individual financial freedom. Gain insights into where Americans stand and the evolving role of the government.
  • Inflation & Economic Impact: Baldwin provides a “very macro” perspective on the Fed’s handling of inflation. Learn about the historical consequences of inflation on economies and societies. Predictions for interest rate policy are also discussed.
  • War, China, & Economic Warfare: Examine the changing dynamics of international relations, focusing on Russia, China, and the US. Baldwin analyzes China’s response to American monetary policy and explores the unique nature of economic warfare.
  • Opportunities Amid Uncertainty: Baldwin’s take on capitalizing on crises unveils avenues for personal and financial growth amidst turbulent times.
  • View transcript »

How This Session Helps You:

Gain a comprehensive understanding of key economic shifts, digital currencies, geopolitical tensions, and inflation’s impact. Unlock insights that empower your financial decisions in today’s ever-changing world.

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin Addison Wiggin is an American writer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was the founder of Agora Financial and publisher for 18 years. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, his books include: Financial Reckoning DayEmpire of DebtThe Demise of the Dollar, and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar. Addison is also the writer and executive producer of the documentary I.O.U.S.A., an exposé on the national debt, shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family. Addison started his latest project, The Wiggin Sessions, powered by The Essential Investor, in March 2020. He films from a homegrown studio in his basement.