49: Dollar Milkshake Brent Johnson, Santiago Capital, Gold
What is the “dollar milkshake theory”? Brent Johnson joins Jason Hartman to share his ideas and concepts on macroeconomics. Particularly, what’s the strength of the U.S. dollar, and how does it compare to gold and other currencies? Brent also shares his thoughts on modern monetary theory and the possibility of its presence in the future, and potential problems.
Brent Johnson also discusses the broad term currency as it pertains to gold, the U.S. dollar, and many other currencies around the world. Brent shares his views on gold and the role it plays. As well, Brent and Jason discuss what is needed for money to be loaned into existence.
[2:00] Dollar milkshake theory.
[4:00] Discussing MMT Modern Monetary Theory
[5:30] Until a new system is designed, there is no place to go, other than the U.S. dollar.
[9:10] Does MMT work or is a pipe-dream?
[12:35] Let’s talk about gold and the role it plays.
[19:00] Because money is loaned into existence, you need monetary velocity or credit expansion to be taking place.
[22:00] What about military tensions?
[26:45] How delicate is our economy that corporate giants need bailouts as bad as family-owned restaurants?