Steven Spierer, 2/18/17

The medical diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has long been viewed as bad news of a lifelong struggle. That is wrong. ADHD is a characteristic that can be a valuable tool for advancing in life. Rather than being unfocused, scattered, unreliable or disorganized, it turns out that many have reached the heights of success, […]

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Steven Spierer, 2/11/17

The expression “low-hanging fruit” means a thing or person that can be won, obtained, or persuaded with little effort. It is not unusual to hear from people who might advise a new entrepreneur that reaching for those low hanging easy-to-get goals would be a good way to get started or even to live. Steve does […]

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Steven Spierer, 2/4/17

First, Carrie Fisher was regarded as a “Key Human” in efforts to build on the Star Wars investment and so when she died the Walt Disney Company was glad they had 50 Million Dollars in life insurance on her. But does Disney really get all that money? Then, Kurt Vonnegut said “Machines are to practically […]

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Steven Spierer, 1/28/16

In 1946 former and future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave two separate speeches, one in Switzerland and one in Missouri. Although they were attacked and denounced at the time, those words created the political architecture for the geostrategic world in which we live today. Steve interviews Lord Alan Watson, author of Churchill’s Legacy: Two […]

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Steven Spierer, 1/21/17

Steve starts out talking about yesterday’s inauguration, how we got from President Obama to President Trump, what we should expect from any president, including President Trump. Then, Steve, a practicing attorney, talks about law school, how to pass the bar, and why some bad lawyers make great judges.

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Steven Spierer, 1/14/17

The stock market has set new record highs in the last few years. Unemployment statistics continue to go down. The United States is now at or near “full employment”. But a closer look at economic data explains why those facts are misleading and why the work participation rate, especially the male work rate, continues to […]

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Steven Spierer, 1/7/17

Steve starts out talking about hate speech, how much he hates it, and how important it is to tolerate it. Then, religion gives us a moral grounding and a sense of identity by connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. It also makes us happier, healthier and more giving. But the fast […]

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Steven Spierer, 12/17/16

Big Data knows where you are, where you have been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you will buy, where you will be the victim of crime and when you will have a heart attack. But as well as Big Data knows […]

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Steven Spierer, 12/10/16

Every week, in four counties, across four American states there are over 200 cases of opiate overdose. This is not a sudden outbreak, in fact, this problem has been around since the mid 1990s when the opiate pain medication OxyContin became the catalyst that hooked millions of Americans on heroin, a cheap and powerful form […]

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Steven Spierer/ 12/3/16

Back on July 23, 2011 Steve interviewed noted Economist Gary Shilling, author of the landmark 2010 book The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation. Now, Steve talks again with Gary Shilling, whose predictions turned out to be very accurate, about what comes next for investments and the economy […]

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