Puerto Rico: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

May 11, 2017
This Friday on the Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Is PUERTO RICO
the canary in a coal mine?

They have already closed 150+ schools and cut social services.

PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight Management Economic Stability Act)

What does their bankruptcy mean to retirees, military and the bond market?

   

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Robots Won’t Care about Climate Change

May 4, 2017

This Friday at 11 am PST on the Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, and Greg Barnes as they discuss:

Robots Won't Care about Climate Change

"By  2020 all jobs that pay less than $20 per hour will be filled by robots" - Market Watch

Think tanks and Agenda 21 (Agenda 30) 

Agenda 21 is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development

Geo Engineering / Solar radiation management

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The Dark Secret of AI and Economic Systems

April 27, 2017

This week on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

 

The Dark Secret of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Economic Systems

4 Types of Economic Systems

Capitalism or Private Enterprise Economy

Socialism

Communism

Mixed Economy or Government and Private Sector

The dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence that no one really understands.

"The computers that run those services have programmed themselves, and they have done it in ways we cannot understand.

  Even the engineers who build these apps cannot fully explain their behavior."  -MIT Technology Review

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Are the skies still friendly?

April 18, 2017

This week on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori,  Greg Barnes and Laura Feliz ad they discuss:

Are the skies still friendly?

The United Airlines debacle

How has the common usage of cameras and surveillance changed things?

Internet Addictions and Willpower

Finance

President Trump says the dollar is overvalued.  Is it?

Quantitative easing.  Is it time?

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Beyond the Red Line

April 12, 2017

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes and Laura Feliz as the discuss:

Beyond the Red Line

  • What is happening between the US and Syria?
  • What benefit would there be to Assad bombing his own people?
  • Does the air strike strengthen terrorism?
  • Who makes money from conflict/war?

 

Finance

The Federal Reserve
What do they mean by "unwinding the balance sheets"?
Stop Flow Effect
Risk Effect
Communication Effect

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Don’t Hit Your Head on the Debt Ceiling

April 5, 2017

This Friday join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Don't hit your head on the debt ceiling! 

  • The Bi-partisan Budget Act Ended March 15th, 2017
  • What decision, if any, was made?
  • What is the role of the Federal Reserve?

What emergency measures are put in place?

  • Minimize debt
  • Suspend sale of securities (govt.)
  • Money to states and cities suspended?
  • Win-Win or Lose-Lose? 

Retail Apocalypse

  • 1/3 of US malls at risk
  • Dwindling Inventory and lackluster sales
  • Current bankruptcies  
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Genes, Bullets and Bonds

March 29, 2017

Genes, Bullets and Bonds

  • Current bill before congress allows employers to request genetic testing.
  • How will this impact  employers/employees?

"The Russians Have Won the Arms Race"  - the Washington Spectator

  • Is another cold war arms race underfoot? 
  • What are we willing to sacrifice?

Finance

  • The Federal Raised the interest rate .25% again.
  • What are the pros and cons?
  • What is the impact on Home Loans?  Savings?  Cars?
  • How does this impact the bond market?
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Is Technology the New God?

March 22, 2017

This on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori and Greg Barnes as they discuss:

Is Technology the New God?

  • Boston Dynamics 
  • WikiLeaks and Vault 7
  • HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is back on line.

Finance

  • The GDP
  • The Federal Reserve Raising rates (what does that mean?)
  • The Bond Market is 5x bigger than the stock market
  • What happened with March 15th debt ceiling deadline?

 

 

   

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March Madness

March 16, 2017

This week on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes and Laura Feliz as they discuss the topic:

March Madness

The Ides of March....the debt ceiling holiday ends

What will the government do?  Extend the limits?  Quantitative Easing?

Stock  Market:  Is the "hopium" at an all-time-high?  does the strength of the dollar and stocks effect precious metals ?

Are tangible assets safer?

What is the path of easiest resistance?  (debt ceiling)

How do we best position ourselves?

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Deep State and the Shadow Government

March 10, 2017

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes and Laura as they discuss:

  • "Deep State" and the "Shadow Government"
  • What is the big picture?
  • Is the mentioning / blaming creating a greater conflict?
  • Are government officials elected or selected?
  • What role do Lobbyists play?
  • Cash Transactions
  • Are we moving to a cashless society?
  • How will that work?
  • Disruptions in the food chain
  • Extreme weather
  • How will dams bursting effect agriculture?  economy?  Infrastructure?
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