July 14 meeting Video 4 Guest Speaker Mark Skousen / Hosted by Mike Lathigee and ICOA

Economist Mark Skousen. Guest Speaker

Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history and education, and has been identified as one of the 20 most influential living economists.  

He earned his Ph. D. in monetary economics at George Washington University in 1977. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University,and Chapman University, where he is currently a Presidential Fellow. He won the “My Favorite Professor” Award at Chapman University in 2019. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology and other Fortune 500 companies.
Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter. He also is editor of four trading services, Five Star Trader, Home Run Trader, Fast Money Alert, and TNT Trader. In 1995, he served as editor of the investment series, “Secrets of the Great Investors,” with Louis Rukeyser as narrator.

He is the producer of FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” which meets every July in Las Vegas. (www.freedomfest.com). FreedomFest attracts several thousand people from around the world.
He is a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, a columnist to Forbes magazine (1997-2001), and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, Reason, Human Events, the Daily Caller, Christian Science Monitor and The Journal of Economic Perspectives. He has appeared on CNBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News and C-SPAN Book TV. In 2008-09, he was a regular contributor to Larry Kudlow & Co. on CNBC, and recently a contributor to Rick Santelli Exchange on CNBC.  

His economic bestsellers include “The Structure of Production“ (NYU Press, 2015),“The Making of Modern Economics” (Routledge, 2016), “The Big Three in Economics” (M. E. Sharpe, 2007), “EconoPower” (Wiley, 2008) and “Economic Logic” (2000, 2014), a market-friendly textbook.  In 2009, “The Making of Modern Economics” won the Choice Book Award for Outstanding Academic Title.
His financial bestsellers include “The Complete Guide to Financial Privacy” (Simon & Schuster, 1983), “High Finance on a Low Budget” (Bantam, 1981), co-authored with his wife Jo Ann, “Investing in One Lesson” (Regnery, 2007), and “A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street” (Laissez Faire Books, 2013). His latest financial work is “The Maxims of Wall Street” (2020), now in its 7th edition.
Based on his work “The Structure of Production” (NYU Press, 1990), the federal government began publishing a broader, more accurate measure of the economy, Gross Output (GO), every quarter along with GDP.  It is the first macro statistic of the economy to be published quarterly since GDP was invented in the 1940s.

Mark discusses the erosion of personal liberty in America.  He leads an act of defiance that must we witnessed (in this video) to be understood.   He is very concerned about the overreaching power by politicians.
Mark does his outlook for the economy amidst this pandemic.  As a leader of the Libertarian Movement he stands up for personal freedom and liberty.
He talks about his new book, “The Making of Modern Economics”.   We must be concerned about the potential of ‘Biden’s Wealth Tax’ wherein every asset you have, including gold and silver coins in a safe, must be claimed, paid tax on and listed.   Such a tax will move America much more towards a Police State.  France, Sweden and other countries have abandoned wealth tax and, in this context, America would seem to be moving backwards.  We must to be concerned about the continued rise of Socialism reflected by the support of the BLM movement.
Mark finishes his talk with a strong message and that is – we must not be conformists.   He gives an impassioned speech about his strong feelings against the politicians and their misguided policy decisions
After Mark speaks we take a group protest photo.  You will see why below!  (in that – the vast majority are without masks)

ICOA July 14 meeting video 4 Mark Skousen