Modern Manipulation: Behavioral Economics in a Technological World
Raoul Pal sits down with Dee Smith of Strategic Insight Group to cover a host of problems facing the world today. In particular, they tackle the issue of technology companies and state actors using behavioral economics to shape the world to their advantage. They also discuss about globalization and the current economic moment more generally. Filmed on August 28, 2018 in New York.
What will the interactions among all the forces of social, political, and economic change mean for society going forward? Dee Smith puts the pieces together in the fifth and final episode of A World on the Brink, looking at what might be the ultimate causes of these changes and also exploring the crucial question of whether, and to what extent, the current systems and structures of the world will hold. Ultimately, the role of human nature and a look at history lend cause for both concern and for hope. https://www.realvision.com/world-brink-disclaimer/
Dance of Superpowers: Escaping ‘Thucydides’s Trap’
Graham T. Allison, professor of government at the Harvard Kennedy School, sits down with hedge fund giant Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital for a master class in geopolitics, economics, and history. These titans tackle the issue of China’s evolving role on the world stage through the juxtaposition of cultures, governments, and technology. Filmed on September 17, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Several catalysts could come together to wreak havoc in the consumer auto lending space, argues Max Wolff of The Phoenix Group. He delves into the macro and micro components of the trade, and presents a few possible ways to play it.
Michele "Mish" Schneider, director of trading education and research at MarketGauge, is bullish on agriculture. She presents a trade on the relevant ETF in this interview with Alyona Minkovski. Filmed on April 30.
A World on The Brink, begins with Episode One, where host Dee Smith examines the complex world we live in and looks at how we have got to where we are today. In trying to gain an understanding, we delve back through history to the 300-year-old Westphalian Order and then move forward to the liberal international system and the rules based order. Together we explore how the many complex systems, agreements and structures from across centuries govern how our modern-day world functions and how in 2017 these systems are coming under increasing pressure. https://www.realvision.com/world-brink-disclaimer/
Keith Dicker, the founder and chief investment officer of IceCap Asset Management, has a provocative thesis for how the next economic crisis will play out. He discusses the likely drivers, and explains why U.S. equities could actually perform impressively amid the turmoil. He also provides a warning on who stands to be hit the hardest. Filmed on July 19, 2018 in New York.
In this hard-hitting Real Vision special, Raoul Pal presents the single most important financial topic of a generation — the Baby Boomer retirement crisis. He asks the hard questions: Can you afford to retire? How will the coming crisis impact your life? What risks are you unknowingly taking with your retirement? Moreover, will the insufficient retirement savings of the largest generation in history cripple the economy? Raoul also explores how savvy retirees might avoid — and even profit from — the threatening crisis. In addition, Raoul also offers a glimpse of a brighter future, in which smart millennials take control of their own financial destiny and side-step the crisis.
Investment visionary Kiril Sokoloff embarks on a series of exceptional interviews from his personal contacts for Real Vision. In this first episode, Kiril sits down with Ronnie Chan, a leading Hong Kong property developer and early Chinese technology investor who has successfully straddled the diversity of eastern and western investment philosophies, becoming a trusted advisor to leaders across the world. Ronnie talks to Kiril about markets, politics and how to manage President Vladimir Putin on the public stage.
A region diverse in culture and history, yet the source of many of today's most violent conflicts. Episode 3 of A World On The Brink teases out threads from the tapestry of history to explain crucial yet less known factors—often missing from the popular narrative—which continue to drive conflict and change in the Middle East. These include the post WW1 redrawing of borders, the rise of Saudi oil wealth, the influence of Wahhabism, the formation of Al Qaeda, the resource curse and the rise of ISIS. https://www.realvision.com/world-brink-disclaimer/