Talking Kickstarter with Max Keiser
I was a speaker at The Atlantic Monthly‘s excellent The Economy 2013 summit in Washington this week, and I took the opportunity to drop into New York and meet up with two good friends, Lauren Lyster (Yahoo Finance Daily Ticker) and Max Keiser (The Keiser Report).
Max in particular gave me a platform for promoting this campaign:
I mean “platform” almost literally: Max’s studio on his visit to NYC is outdoors, 14 floors above a railway junction in Manhattan! That–and construction on the railway line–is the explanation for the noise you can hear in the background.
Lauren and I discussed the “Rock of Damocles” overhang of $38 trillion in private debt that lurks above the US economy, and the role of Margin Debt in the ups and downs of the stock exchange.
The Atlantic’s Economy 2013 summit videos are already available online. In particular I recommend watching Richard Vague’s presentation.
The campaign now has less than 3 days to go, and funding is rising again: we’re at just under $64,000 now. Please pass these links around to your contacts and hopefully the final days surge will take us past the $100,000 mark.