Justin Mohr Show (business, news & politics, education)

On January 25th, the longest government shutdown ever at 34 days came to a temporary halt.  The government has been funded through February 15th where we might just see yet, another government shutdown. The Federal government has way too much power (obviously) and we need to privatize the lousy TSA, FDA, air traffic controllers and many more federal workers! We need to reverse this trend of centralizing power and D.C. and give it back to the people. Only then will we see prosperity like none of us has seen in our lifetimes.

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 11:56am MST

This was no surprise to listeners of this show but the Fed did raise rates for the 4th time in 2018 and this was the 9th rate hike in this tightening cycle.  Back in June, Fed chairman Powell, was very giddy about the economy and confident about the growth but now he doesn’t seem so sure. 2019 will be a very different Fed where they may actually cut interest rates and not raise them. And gold has been very strong these last few weeks nearing $1,300 an ounce, which are 5 month highs.  Goldman Sachs sees gold performing very strongly in 2019 with a year end price of $1,425 an ounce.


Chris Casey has been investing in the markets for years and he certainly sees some major warning signs that this economy may be heading toward a massive bust!  Every time the yield curve curve inverts doesn’t mean an economy will bust but every recession since the 1950s was preceded by an inverted yield curve. Most people have no idea what an inverted yield curve is and what it means so Chris breaks it all down and explains it in simple language. Chris also talks about Cryptocurrencies and gold!


The midterm elections have come and gone and the Democrats have taken the House. Now this isn’t all so bad. Divided power is good because this means “gridlock” and less destructive laws will be passed. Electric scooter companies like Bird are being banned in some progressive cities just like Uber once was when it was seen as destructive to the taxi industry. These scooters are a brilliant innovation of the Free Market and here comes the government trying to halt progress! This episode covers a lot of the crazy rational given by these progressive cities for their “brilliant” move to protect the people.


$1.3 Trillion was added to the national debt in fiscal year 2018 alone! 2018 was Trump’s full fiscal year as president and with a deficit that large I wouldn’t call that draining the swamp!  How are we ever to get our economy on a sustainable path when we spend like drunken Democrats and Republicans!? We’re also set to spend $7 Trillion on interest payments alone in the next decade.  How’s that for sustainable?


Argentina is facing some huge hurdles economically while the average citizen is getting poorer due to 30% inflation rates! They have 60% interest rates and just a few weeks ago when I was in Argentina interest rates were 45%. Things are spiraling out of control fast and I will keep you updated with this story the media isn’t talking about.


The crisis in Venezuela has only gotten worse and the IMF sees 1 million percent inflation by the end of the year. The inflation rate currently, is around 40,000%. The only good news we have heard is the President of Venezuela, Maduro, admitting that their models aren’t working. No kidding! Will people in the U.S. and around the world learn this lesson from Venezuela that Socialism doesn’t work!


Venezuela is experiencing 25,000% inflation this year and people have now turned to barter. This only makes sense. Why use a medium of exchange that can’t serve as well… a medium of exchange! This is why it is crucial for you to own physical precious medals like gold and silver!  Be ahead of the masses and by the cheapest insurance you can buy!

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 10:35pm MST

The Federal Reserve has raised rates for the 7th time in a decade. The latest FOMC statement and the Fed’s move here tells us a lot.  The Fed really does believe the economy is strong and that it is fundamentally and structurally strong. The Fed thinks the band aids put on our economy in 2008 actually fixed things.  This sort of arrogance is very destructive and will lead to the next collapse. Stay tuned.

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 11:34am MST

Recently, a 5th New York City taxi driver has committed suicide. Many of these taxi drivers own the once coveted $1 million taxi medallion the problem is that currently those taxi medallions are worth $175,000!  These taxi drivers are deep in debt and feel they have no way out!  Uber and Lyft definitely have increased competition for people needing rides but the real reason these taxi drivers are hurting is because of government! It’s government that created the taxi monopoly in the first place and gave value to these silly medallions to limit competition! How is the government ever for the little guy when the rules and regulations imposed by government make services to the consumer more expensive?

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Category:Business, News & Politics, Education -- posted at: 8:56am MST