My Debut Edition of the Liberty Nation Swamponomics Videocast (updates)

For about two years now, I’ve been writing a weekly economics column, titled “Swamponomics.” It started off as a series to expose economic fallacies, but evolved and it now also covers news stories of the past week.

Liberty Nation decided to do a videocast to complement the column. This will be a test run for several weeks, and if it does well, then it could be a permanent addition to LN’s incredible catalog of video content.

Here is the video:

Here are two more videos that have been published:

The Post-Coronavirus Economy: I Talk to Tim Donner on the Videocast Edition of LN Radio

I recently spoke with Liberty Nation’s heavyweight commentator Tim Donner about global financial markets, the Federal Reserve, and the post-Coronavirus economy.

While this was an LN Radio, this was a special videocast edition. I was unaware of this when the interview started, which explains why I looked unkempt in a t-shirt. Plus, I haven’t had a haircut since December!

Here is my interview (starts at 11:45):

Dead or Alive – My Exclusive on North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

Over at Liberty Nation, I had the pleasure of working on an exclusive story regarding North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and the future of Pyongyang.

I interviewed a couple of experts, and it was hard to narrow down the piece to 1,600 points. There was just so much content I could have worked with, but my editors did a great job working with me on this story.

Here is an excerpt of my piece, titled “Dead Or Alive – NK’s Kim Jong-Un – Liberty Nation Exclusive“:

Is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un dead or alive? It all depends on the source of information.

The confusion over the health status of the Supreme Leader is par for the course for a reclusive and restrictive regime, explains Board Member of the North Korean human rights organization HanVoice, Jack Kim, in an exclusive interview with Liberty Nation. Kim also echoed a widely accepted opinion that it is incredibly difficult for outsiders to report on the internal developments inside Pyongyang since officials possess an iron grip over information.

Until North Korea’s leader re-emerges, the media speculation on his well-being will be rampant. For now, the chatter is on the potential successor. The punditry class believe the two favorites are Kim Yo-jong, his sister; and Kim Pyong-il, his uncle. Whether it is unfolding at the present or it is in the future, the HanVoice founder suggests there will likely be an “internal struggle” to lead North Korea.

My Newfound Love for Franz Schubert

For years, my go-to classical music composers, whether for background atmosphere or intensive listening, have been J.S. Bach (my favorite of all time), Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

In recent months, I have fallen in love with Franz Schubert.

To be fair, I have occasionally listened to Schubert since I first got involved in the classical genre in my teens. Violin Concerto in D Minor, Death and the Maiden, and String Quartet in G major were my typical picks. Lately, however, I have found myself going through a treasure trove of sublime works.

He has quickly entered into my top five favorite composers in history.

Here are some of the best Schubert pieces I have come across in 2020:






If you have any recommendations, let me know!