Keiser Report: Frackers Scrounging for More Debt

In this episode of the Summer Solutions 2019 for the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the ‘gusher of red ink’ bankrupting fracking companies across the shale plays. Despite the record production numbers, frackers are losing more and more investment money at a more and more rapid pace than ever before. This has left big fracking producers scrounging for money from Wall Street and beyond. Then, they are joined by Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen’s energy program, who proposes some solutions to this fracking Red Queen syndrome, debt-doom loop. They go over the data on renewable energy and find out just how much sense it makes for energy policy.
See Also: (Max Keiser) – Keiser Report: A Progressive Case for Hard Money

In this episode of the Summer Solutions 2019 for the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy are joined by Alasdair Macleod of Goldmoney.com for his hard money pitch as a solution to many of the global economic and monetary woes causing societal unrest (from Occupy Wall Street to the Yellow Vests) and despair (like the more than 75,000 annual opioid overdoses in the U.S.). They discuss gold as a unit of account and what that would look like. They also examine the newly popular Modern Monetary Theory whereby the government can print money for the people rather than just for bankers, and why this could lead to more problems requiring urgent solutions. They also discuss an end to globalization and how that might restore national economies. Also: (Max Keiser) – Keiser Report: And Forgive Them Their Debts

In this episode of the Summer Solutions 2019 for the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy are joined by Dr. Michael Hudson, author of many books, including “And Forgive Them Their Debts,’ for his ideas on solutions to the ever growing wealth and income gap currently ‘solved’ with ever increasing amounts of debt. They discuss the reason for the huge surge in this wealth and income gap that began in the early seventies as the top once percent ran off with all the productivity gains. What role, if any, does the post-Bretton-Woods-all-fiat-dollar-reserve-system play in this economic injustice? The discussion then moves to Representative Brad Sherman’s recent claim that, “An awful lot of our international power comes from the fact that the U.S. dollar is the standard unit of international finance and transactions. Clearing through the New York Fed is critical for major oil and other transactions.” Also: (Max Keiser) – Keiser Report: Too Poor to Survive

In this episode of the Summer Solutions 2019 for the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy introduce the problem: Americans “too poor to survive,” according to a study by United Way. This makes the US, “the world’s first poor rich country,” according to Umair Haque, and whilst most in the mainstream media blame avocado toast for causing so much poverty in the younger generations, recent data from Deloitte shows that, in fact, it is due to the rising costs of non-discretionary expenses like housing, healthcare, and education.

In the second half, they talk to professor Steve Keen about the problem of declining incomes and rising costs, and why MMT (Modern Monetary Theory) is not the right solution.