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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes.

Aug 22, 2013

My guest today is Harry Dent, a best-selling author and one of the most outspoken financial editors in America.  Using proprietary research, Harry developed a unique method for studying economies around the world, and uses his analysis to provide insights on what to expect in the future.

The topic is his book Demographic Trends in Real Estate.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • How demographics and consumer spending help to determine what might happen tomorrow
  • "The demographic clip"
  • "Die-ers vs. buyers"
  • What happens when a smaller generation follows a larger one
  • Zero interest rate policy and asset prices
  • Inflation
  • How the government keeps the bubble inflated
  • Comparisons to Japan
  • The forced spending of principal
  • Whether we've lost the ability to have a conversation about the morals of our current policies
  • Real estate speculation
  • How we've lost direction on the idea of "resets"
  • The boom-bust cycle
  • The importance of failure
  • "Coma" economies
  • Early retirement, and why you can't retire at 65
  • Public employee pensions
  • Why we ultimately need a crisis to secure our future

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