Porter Stansberry with Aaron Brabham

Guests

Alex Jones

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Alex Jones  is an American talk radio host, actor and filmmaker. His syndicated news/talk show The Alex Jones Show, based in Austin, Texas, airs via the Genesis Communication Network over 60 AM, FM, and shortwave radio stations across the United States and on the Internet. His websites include Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.com.
 
Mainstream sources have described Jones as a conservative and as a right-wing conspiracy theorist.  Jones sees himself as a libertarian, and rejects being described as a right-winger. He has also called himself a paleo-conservative. In a promotional biography he is described as an "aggressive constitutionalist".  Alex Jones has been the center of many controversies. Jones has accused the US government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing and September 11 attacks.
 

Alexander F. Fox

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Alexander F. Fox is a native Miamian who started his own firm in 2001. Alex handles a broad range of criminal matters for individuals, partnerships, corporations and financial institutions, including health care fraud, grand jury investigations, white collar defense, witness representations, corporate internal investigations and post conviction litigation and appeals. 
 
Prior to private practice, he served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Office of the State Attorney in Miami, Florida. As prosecutor, he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases. He was lead counsel on numerous jury trials where the defendants were accused of assault and battery, burglary, sexual battery, drug trafficking, fraud, extortion and homicide.
 

Alexander McCobin

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Alexander McCobin recognized the formal principles of his beliefs after reading Atlas Shrugged, a birthday present from his father in 9th grade. Throughout high school, Alexander participated in Lincoln-Douglas debate, which allowed him to study philosophy and particularly those who advocated the philosophical principles of liberty. During college at the University of Pennsylvania, Alexander began the University of Pennsylvania Libertarian Association to promote discussion and education of libertarian ideas on campus and expand his horizons regarding the power of the message of liberty. In the summer of 2007, he was an intern at the Reason Foundation, working on privatization efforts around the U.S. At the same time, he also ran a nonprofit organization to promote youth debate education to underserved students in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region. In May, 2008, Alexander graduated from Penn with a B.A. in philosophy and economics and an A.M. in philosophy. He spent the following year working as a Koch Associate at the Cato Institute focused on marketing and development. He is currently a third year graduate student at Georgetown University pursuing his Ph.D. in philosophy with areas of interest in political philosophy and business ethics.
 
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, & F.A. Hayek
 
On Students For Liberty: “After my first two years of college, I nearly gave up on my libertarian principles because I thought I was alone. It wasn’t until, by luck, I discovered others who believed in the same principles as myself that my passion to advocate for liberty was reignited. Students For Liberty exists to prevent other students who believe in liberty from feeling alone and empower them to pursue liberty whenever possible. Seeing SFL grow from a flicker of an idea into an incredible organization has only reaffirmed my passion for liberty and my belief that by bringing students together in a common effort for liberty, we can change the world.”
 

Amber Lee Mason

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Amber Lee Mason is the editor of DailyWealth Trader.
 
A graduate of the University of Chicago, Amber joined Stansberry & Associates in 2006. She served as managing editor for investment research services such as True Wealth, the S&A Short Report, and Extreme Value. She also directed free e-letter editorial in DailyWealth and Growth Stock Wire and contributed to the production of several books, including the S&A Gold Bible.
 
Amber later served as Executive Editor, helping oversee all of Stansberry & Associates newsletters. And she began studying investing and trading with Stansberry & Associates analysts such as Dr. Steve Sjuggerud, Jeff Clark, Dan Ferris, and Dr. David Eifrig.
 
In May 2012, she launched DailyWealth Trader – a daily trading advisory – with S&A Editor in Chief Brian Hunt. Since then, DailyWealth Trader has compiled an impressive track record and a huge following. It's now one of the world's most popular daily advisories.
 
Amber also regularly contributes practical, common-sense advice on trading and wealth-building in DailyWealth, Growth Stock Wire, and The Crux.

Amity Shlaes

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Amity Shlaes has been a syndicated columnist for more than a decade. Bloomberg View carries her column. She directs the economic project at the Bush Center, the Four Percent Growth Project.
 
Miss Shlaes has taught the economics of the 1930s in the MBA program at New York University/Stern 
 
Miss Shlaes is winner of the Hayek Prize and currently chairs the jury for the prize, sponsored by the Manhattan Institute. She has twice been a finalist for the Loeb Prize in commentary. In 2002 she was co-winner of the Frederic Bastiat Prize, an international prize for writing on political economy. In 2003, she was JP Morgan Fellow for finance and economy at the American Academy in Berlin.
 
Miss Shlaes is the author of Coolidge (2013), The Forgotten Man (2007), a national bestseller that National Review called “the finest history of the Great Depression ever written.” 
 
She authored The Greedy Hand (Random House/Harvest paperback), a U.S. national bestseller on America’s experience with its tax code. She is also the author of Germany: The Empire Within (Farrar, Straus), a book about German national identity. In 2004, she was, with the late Robert L. Bartley, co-author of the contribution on tax philosophy to “Turning Intellect to Influence,” an anthology chronicling the progress of free-market ideas as advanced by the Manhattan Institute.
 
Miss Shlaes is a trustee of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.

Barry Ritholtz

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Barry Ritholtz blogs at the popular The Big Picture, offering up his macro perspectives on the capital markets, the economy, technology and digital media. He is also CEO and director of equity research of Fusion IQ, a quantitative research firm.
 
Ritholtz holds a bachelor's degree in political science (with a concentration in philosophy) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he studied corporate law and economics.

Bill Bonner

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In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world.
Since founding Agora Inc. in 1978, Bill Bonner has worked steadily to turn it into a "minimultinational," with publishing offices in eight different countries on six different continents. 
 
Bill has received many awards for his business successes, including "Entrepreneur of the Year" as well as Direct Marketing "Man of the Year."
 
Bill, along with his friend and colleague Addison Wiggin, has written two New York Times Best Selling books: Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works were critically acclaimed and internationally distributed. His most recent book, co-authored by Lila Rajiva, Mobs, Markets and Messiahs, also hit the New York Bestseller list.
 
In 1999, Bill founded The Daily Reckoning; he continues to write for it daily. The Daily Reckoning weaves information about the financial world, investing, and everyday life into an educational and entertaining format. Today, more than 500,000 subscribers receive Bill’s daily columns.
 
There are also a number of charities to which Bill is a generous donor. He was instrumental in the creation of The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic in southern Nicaragua. Not long after purchasing and developing a 1,700-acre reserve on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, Bill discovered the local inhabitants’ immediate need for quality, affordable health care. Bill and his partners began amassing donations and recruiting volunteers. In 2004 a clinic was built, staffed and ready to open its doors. Today, the clinic continues to serve and treat more than 8,000 local residents and visitors.
 
At the core of nearly every one of Bill’s ventures lies a sincere desire to preserve our historic and cultural surroundings. It is no accident that Agora Inc’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD is spread across a collection of restored 19th century mansions within the historic Mt. Vernon district. Bill also conducts business in several other historic properties in France and Ireland, which have been carefully preserved and restored. Agora Inc.’s buildings represent, in architecture, what Agora’s companies try to achieve in publishing – a respectful application of more than 2,000 years of evolved wisdom to current issues and situations. Mr. Bonner has received several awards for his outstanding dedication and leadership from preservation groups.
 
Bill has also made historical and cultural preservation a part of Agora Inc.’s day to day business. Pickering and Chatto, based in London, and Les Belles Lettres, in Paris, are Agora subsidiaries whose purpose is to rescue, translate, and preserve important written works.
 
Above all, Bill Bonner is the proud father of six children. Today he lives in Baltimore, with his wife, Elizabeth.

Bill Laggner

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Bill Laggner is the Co-Founder of Bearing Asset Management. He is a graduate of the University of FL (BS in Finance with honors). Bill began in the investment industry in the late 80’s, initially as a stockbroker and then moved to the buy side at Fidelity Investments. He left Fidelity in late 1998 to manage his own investments. Bill cut his teeth on the short side during the tech bubble and after it had burst, formed Bearing with his fund partner Kevin Duffy (Bearing Asset Management) in the early part of this decade.

Bill Murphy

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Murphy grew up in Glen Ridge, N.J., and graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1968. In his senior year he broke all the Ivy League single-year pass-receving records. He then became a starting wide receiver for the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. He went on to work for various Wall Street brokerage firms and specialized in commodity futures. He began as a Merrill Lynch trainee and went on to Shearson Hayden Stone and Drexel Burnham. From there he became affiliated with introducing brokers and eventually started his own brokerage on 5th Avenue in New York. He now operates an Internet site for financial commentary, lemetropolecafe.com
 
 

Bill Powers

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Bill Powers is an independent analyst, private investor and author of the book “Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth.” Bill is the former editor of Powers Energy Investor, Canadian Energy Viewpoint and US Energy Investor. He has published investment research on the oil and gas industry since 2002 and sits on the board of directors of Calgary-based Arsenal Energy. An active investor for over 25 years, Powers has devoted the last 15 years to studying and analyzing the energy sector, driven by his desire to uncover superior investment opportunities.