Category Archives: Financial Friday

Barnhardt Podcast #094: Profit Without End

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In this episode we finally talked about financial topics — but not before going over some industry expert feedback on the troubles with the 737 MAX and renewing the call to get off of Insta-Face-App. We discussed cashing in a 401K to buy a house, PMI and equity, the biblical basis for women to work from home (Prov. 31) and waded into the waters of Catholic Economic Theory (spoiler: we don’t like distributivism). And we almost ended the show correctly!

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Barnhardt Podcast #093: Negative Content Rate

Correction: the story about the Saudi man paying $350MM for model airplanes was a satire — Ann didn’t know until after the episode was recorded.

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In this episode we discuss ZIRP, NIRP, and DIRP, the insanity of 84 month car loans, Boeing’s ongoing issues with the 737 Max, how the Kardashians got their money, and a fake story about a Saudi Man — who acts kinda like Florida Man but with a few billion more dollars — and stress the point that neither Ann nor the other person on the podcast gives investment advice. Evar!

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Barnhardt Podcast #065: Awakening Awareness of the Avalanche of Avarice

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In this episode, after a good-news update on Tiny Princess, we discuss the “national vice” of avarice and how this vice, at times, results in unequal protection under the law. Rugged individualism and seeking one’s fortune has long been considered an American virtue but corporations are now determining what is and isn’t virtue and de facto cutting off access to the financial system to companies they deem unworthy (gun manufacturers, abrasive free-speech practitioners, tax-protestors) to say nothing of companies flat-out ignoring the rule of law and doing what they want (MF Global et al). Also among the daughters of avarice are morally evil decisions made by individuals for the sake of economics — contraception and abortion being perhaps the two biggest — and the many forms of coercion enabled by crushing debts (college, automobile, house, credit cards) which the residents of the Land of the Free are morphed into morally weak, high-functioning slaves unwilling to rock the boat lest they lose their earthly possessions. We’ve allowed an evil angelic intellect to stack the deck and our star-spangled country will surely reap judgement in this world.

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Barnhardt Podcast #059: Well THAT was a real Schiff-show…

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In this episode Ann answers (begins to answer) the question Peter Schiff didn’t: if you had full power to change the rules by which our economy works, what would change to get things turned around? The death penalty for John Corzine is only ONE solution! Oh, and if you can find the VIDEO of Ann’s interview with Peter Schiff, please let us know where that is!

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Barnhardt Podcast #052: The Melting of Modern Men from Meek to Mediocre

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In this episode we LOUDLY discuss a recent US Navy investigation which revealed that only 27 of 164 randomly selected, “qualified” officers could carry out their duties without any concerns. While we can guess at the causes for this it’s symptomatic of world-wide slide toward mediocrity and away from manly virtues, meekness being a big one. During this month of the Sacred Heart it would behoove His advice to “Learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart!”

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Barnhardt Podcast #051: SuperMommy’s Shotgun Snack-pack Edition


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In this episode we update the saga of Tiny Princess with our first guest on the podcast: SuperMommy! We also discuss the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect today and that, in theory, could make Bitcoin illegal under EU law. And who remembers that Netflix used to send physical DVDs by mail? All of this plus several geeky references and quasi-random tangents betraying SuperNerd’s somewhat sleep-deprived state and we have our longest “snack pack” yet!

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Barnhardt Podcast #040: BitCoin Bubbles, Beef Bartering, Bacon, and Booze: Believe It

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In this episode we discuss BitCoin again: the wild fluctuations in its price, the massive (and growing!) carbon footprint of the global computer network that supports it, and a generous helping of side-topic discussions about price discovery, price stability, arbitrage, and liquidity in the cattle and pork belly (BACON!) markets as well. And since it’s a non-Halal show we discussed alcohol a bit as well before wrapping up 2017 and looking ahead to 2018.

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Barnhardt Podcast #039: Let Net Neutrality Die, Kill It If You Must

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In this episode we discuss the recent repeal of the Obama Administration’s regulation on net neutrality and why this is a good thing, Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox and why this is a bad thing, Ann breaks down the blasphemous and scandalous nativity scene in Saint Peter’s square, and SuperNerd vents on the demise of Star Wars (from a certain point of view, of course).

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Barnhardt Podcast #029: Catalonia, Secession, Odious Debt and the Winds of War

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In this Financial Friday episode we discuss the recent Catalan vote for independence, how the sovereign debts incurred by Madrid are a big reason why Catalonians are moving to secede at this time, and how this makes it more likely that Spain will default on its debts… which will lead to a general devaluing of the Euro which will spark a global currency war which could end in a hot war — unless the bankers decide nothing extraordinary is happening in Spain and we move on, business as usual.

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Barnhardt Podcast #022: Tinker, Tailor, Gunsmith, Nerd: Let’s Talk Trades!



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In this episode, after dispensing with the notion that everyone should go to college, we discuss and recommend some trades that one might consider in lieu of taking on a sentence of 20 years to life of paying back student loans. Traditional trades are high on the list — and virtually impossible to outsource overseas — but nerdy skills are a viable option as well. We also talk about some fields where higher education (going to college) are pretty much a requirement but are solid fields to consider.

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