Tag Archive for: zombie firm

Brien Lundin: Fighting the Crisis Cycle

Brien Lundin: Fighting the Crisis Cycle

Brien Lundin and Keith Weiner dive deep into the current state of the market, the potential impact of interest rates, and the role of central banks in our economy. What crisis will force the Fed to pivot? How will investors safeguard their wealth against the unknown unknowns in the economy? Keith and Brien discuss zombies, […]

Ep 57 – Danielle DiMartino Booth: Threading the Fed Needle

Danielle DiMartino Booth: Threading the Fed Needle

Can Jerome Powell do the impossible? Fed insider, author, and CEO of Quill Intelligence, Danielle DiMartino Booth joins the Gold Exchange Podcast to talk about Fed policy and its implications. Does the Fed care about gold? Will rates fall below zero? Watch to hear Danielle’s expert insights! Follow Danielle on Twitter: @DiMartinoBooth Connect with Keith […]

Jay Powell is Victor Frankenstein

Zombie Powell

In the world of finance, something has been haunting economists and investors alike: zombie firms. The Fed has created hordes of zombie firms, with a study in April 2021 finding that over 25% of U.S. companies were zombies in 2020. These undead firms have been sucking the life out of the economy.  But things are […]

Ep 45 – Danielle Lacalle: The Case for the People’s Zombification

Ep 45 - Daniel Lacalle

In this latest installment of our Zombie Month series, we welcome Daniel Lacalle onto the Gold Exchange Podcast. Daniel is an economist, fund manager and professor of Global Economics. Daniel discusses the recent fallout in the UK, the pressures building up in the global economy, and the central banks’ creation of zombie firms. Listen to […]

Ep 43 – Jim Brown: Financial Repression and Zombification

Ep 43 - Jim Brown: Financial Repression and Zombification

In our latest Zombie Month episode, we welcome Jim Brown, a Monetary Metals Board Member, onto the Gold Exchange Podcast. “Hard Money” Jim dissects the increasing zombification of the economy, financial repression, and the unprecedented moves taken by Central Banks around the world. This episode was filmed LIVE at the New Orleans Investment Conference! Listen […]

Zombies Corporations are Slowly Devouring the Economy

Zombie Firms

I spoke with zombie firm researcher Max Goebel to breakdown his findings on the nature and consequences of zombie lending. Max is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Lisbon and his been studying what many researchers missed. Max helped answer some questions on zombie lending which have been haunting me. What is […]

Heat Death of the Economic Universe

Heat Death of the Economic Universe

In physics, the heat death of the universe occurs if all matter is moving apart. If it happens, it will be long after we’re gone. But there’s a troubling move towards the heat death of the economy. There is a diminishing return on debt. CEO Keith Weiner gives a lecture for the Ayn Rand Centre […]

Wealth-Destroying Zombies

Wealth Destroying Zombie Firms

The hot topic in monetary economics today (hah, if it’s not an oxymoron to say these terms together!) is whither interest rates. The Fed in its recent statement said the risk is balanced (the debunked notion of a tradeoff between unemployment and rising consumer prices should have been tossed on the ash heap of history […]