2019-07-10 Hour 2 Host Ernest Hancock interviews guest Mark Skousen

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Host Ernest Hancock interviews guest Mark Skousen (Producer of FreedomFest) comes on the show to promote the FreedomFest coming up this JULY 17-20, 2019 | LAS VEGAS

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Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen (Ph. D., economics, George Washington University) was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world (www.superscholar.org). In 2014, he was appointed a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California.

He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and several for-profit companies. In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He has also taught economics, finance and business at Barnard, Mercy and Rollins colleges, and Chapman University.

Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com). He was analyst for the CIA, a columnist to Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He is the editor of his own website, www.mskousen.com, and is the producer of FreedomFest, "the world's largest gathering of free minds," which meets every July in Las Vegas (www.freedomfest.com).

He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has made regular appearances on CNBC's Kudlow & Co., Fox News, and C-SPAN Book TV.

His economics works include The Structure of Production (NYU Press), The Big Three in Economics (ME Sharpe), Economic Logic(Capital Press), and EconoPower (Wiley & Sons). His investment books include Investing in One Lesson (Capital Press), and The Maxims of Wall Street (Eagle Publishing). In 2006, he compiled and edited The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). His latest book is A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors (LFB Publishers).

In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, "The Mark Skousen School of Business."

Based on his work The Structure of Production (NYU Press, 1990), the federal government has begun publishing a broader, more accurate measure of the economy, Gross Ouput (GO), every quarter along with GDP. Skousen wrote the lead editorial on GO in the April 23, 2014 issue of the Wall Street Journal. Read it here: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303532704579483870616640230

Known as the "maverick" of economics for his contrarian and optimistic views, his sometimes-outrageous statements and predictions, Mark Skousen is known and respected for his unique sense of market and investment trends in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and "Austrian" economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions — and has often been proved right.

His more unusual predictions include:

Forecasting in the early 1980s that "Reaganomics will work!"

Sending a special alert to subscribers of Forecasts & Strategies to "Sell all stocks and mutual funds" on Sept. 8, 1987, just six weeks before the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Calling for the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of Soviet Communism

Predicting of the biggest bull market on Wall Street in the 20th century — the 1990s

In his April, 2003, issue, Skousen gave a strong "buy signal" on the stock market, very close to the bottom of the market. At this time, he also introduced the Anti-Terrorist Portfolio, which has been remarkably profitable so far

In the height of the 2009 economic woes, he predicted the Dow would hit 10,000 by the end of 2009, and was right!

Mark Skousen has built a reputation for not only accurately identifying the right economic and political trends, but also the right investments for the times.

An almost idealistic proponent of liberty and political freedom, Mark Skousen is actively involved in some of the most prestigious free-market and liberty think tanks in the world. He frequently speaks and writes articles for organizations such as the Cato Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Libertarian Party, the Council for National Policy and the Mt. Pelerin Society. He is also the producer of FreedomFest, an annual conference held in Las Vegas (the country's most libertarian city!) and billed as the world's largest gathering of free minds on liberty. You can visit www.freedomfest.comfor more information.

He is a member of American Economics Association (AEA) and the Mont Pelerin Society, and appears frequently at investment, financial and economic conferences around the world as a speaker.

Last year Steve Forbes awarded me the Triple Crown in Economics for my work in theory, history and education. I also received "My Favorite Professor" Award this year at Chapman U, out of 188 faculty nominations.

Learn more about Mark Skousen on Wikipedia or follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Other websites:

www.markskousen.com
www.freedomfest.com
www.freemarkethalloffame.com

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Topic for the show:

FREEDOMFEST 2019 | JULY 17-20, 2019 | LAS VEGAS

https://www.freedomfest.com/

JOIN US for the BIGGEST liberty conference of the year where free minds meet to celebrate
"great books, great ideas, and great thinkers" in an open-minded environment.

200 SPEAKERS. 120 EXHIBITORS. AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE....JUST LIKE YOU

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OUR 2019 THEME:

The Wild West...Manifest Destiny...Western Expansion...The Gold Rush...

Hollywood has given us romantic images of the "Wild West"...the rugged individualist making his fortune in a vast wilderness...cowboys riding their steeds across the plains...fearless pioneers forging across the country in covered wagons and handcarts...stagecoaches and the Pony Express....the "Wild West" is seen as an incredible period of personal freedom and opportunity to pursue self-interest...

But there was also danger, violence and oppression...Bloody battles between settlers and Native Americans, the latter ultimately oppressed and pushed from their lands...Robberies at banks, stagecoaches and trains, with tales of vigilante justice, outlaws and gangs, duels...Marshalls and their deputies forming posses to round up the "bad guys"...Saloons where people gathered to drink whiskey, play poker, visit the brothels...

Was the Wild West a time of liberty and opportunity? Or a time of anarchy and violence? Or both?

We'll visit this exciting theme at FreedomFest this year, explore the real history with experts, learn what are the "Wild Wests" of today, plus how we can benefit from the positive lessons of the Old West.

All this in addition to our famous lineup of sessions that go beyond politics (though we do have plenty of that!) into economics, investing and personal finances, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, education reform, taxation, criminal justice reform, healthcare and healthy living, science, technology and digital privacy, not to mention the Anthem Film Festival - a full film festival INCLUDED in your FreedomFest registration.

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Full Conference Attendee Rate:

Full Rate: $695 per person/$995 with guest (July 1-20)

High School and Undergrad Students: $149
Young Professionals, Professors, and Grad Students: $395

Anthem Only:
Film Lovers Pass: $195*
Film Lovers Day Pass: $49*

Art Lovers Pass: $595**
Art Lovers Day Pass: $179**

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