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the void, is this a glimpse of the future of labor? we'll talk shop of the future if we have the factual today's look into it. and we begin with another blow for the china ever grand group. it is more and more headed toward the fault. so trying to ever grant is the world's most indebted company. we've told you this, and it just announced that it's selling its entire stake in streaming services firm hang 10 for $273000000.00. as the cash strapped developer struggles to avoid a debilitating default on this debts. so will this move say the save the company from default? well, that doesn't seem likely as the p global ratings set in a report on thursday that a default is still quote, highly likely, for the world's most indebted developer. so let's bring and boom bus co host, christie, i to break this down forth. now christie evergreen has said it will sell us entire stake in a company that provides online video game stream, or online video streaming and internet home services. so how is the move not helping stem, the likelihood of a default?
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well, and actually it does help them in the interim to avoid a d fall by showing up cash. but it's a short term band aid here because the cash flow cycle is problematic because payments are going to keep on coming. and it will eventually catch up because every brand has essentially lost its main business. its core business name, cash flow genera wants to sell apartment, but now it can't sell new homes. real estate prices are dropping, which means that it's main business model. it's pretty much the fund this makes for repayment of it. that's unlikely because they're incurring the staggering losses with absolutely no way to dig themselves out. now over the last decade, the value of ever good properties under construction road. so quickly that is far exceeded the value of the company's completed projects, as well as what the company was able to sell off. so now chinese authorities want to maximize the number of pre sold homes ever going complete in order to protect the interest of home buyers and for them to be pay the contractors and other small businesses that support the firm to void contagious. so in the meantime,
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ever grant will be selling off whatever assets that can the video streaming, right, sharing, anything else we can a or to offload in order to short cash. that will be a very hard battle for them to avoid the fall after losing their crown jewel. even though they keep pretending they're going to continue on this electric car route, i doubt that's going to happen. so i got to say something here. i have continually set on this show, despite what other people are saying that no bailout is coming forever. graham, i still don't think there's one that's on its way. what is happening here seem to be exactly what the government trying to once right. companies that have too many hands and too many industries like ever grand does. and therefore, here in the us, we would say they're too big to fail, right? that's what we would call it. if ever grand crashes without a bailout, i think it sends a signal to everyone else and it falls in line with what the chinese government is saying, right? which is that if you are involved in all these industries and you create contagion, we're not going to save you because we don't want you. exactly. and i completely agree with that. china is not going to be stepping in. it signals that nothing is
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too big to fail, and that will be a very important lesson for the market that's driven by speculation to learn that there is no safety net to catch it and that there are real risk that comes with taking on the big but so here in the us, we have gotten very comfortable with the idea that the government will fail. our big industry is because we call them too big to fail the us postal service, the hotels and airlines during the cold pandemic. all of them essentially got free handles and the c d o manage to get out of all the don't get all their bonuses and everything. meanwhile, ever grants chairman, she judging, has sold more than $1100000000.00 worth of personal assets to prop up his and battled company. so she had sold several houses in hong kong and cents and as well as a few of his private jet. so this cash, she has been pumping into his ever grad since the beginning of july, has been used to maintain the basic operation of the business and paying salaries, paying interest, getting the part completed. the money has also gone towards finishing up properly
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projects, and he's basically the full lifeline of ever grant right now. so he's really betting on his company and putting his money where his mouth that, which is pretty admirable, actually because when the us airline started failing and asking for bailout, i don't see anything up to put personal money to keep it afloat. in fact, that's when they were all like, oh, personal, different than unhealthy, you can't touch my personal money. so the method really is that no bailout is coming. and if you want to state it, you have to save it yourself. so it forces the management back against the corner to do whatever they can to save it, instead of being like free hand out. so it's a really unhealthy habit here in the u. s. and unfortunately, is the accepted norm. now, you're absolutely right because u. s. companies would absolutely rather let their company go bankrupt than actually go oh, i might lose a couple of billions or my net worth to actually save this company from failure. and to that point, there is a huge concern about contagion in the market overall because a crash of ever grad,
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many analysts say, will cause multiple other companies to crash, as well as the whole sector may be in trouble. what do you make about? while the chinese government has already empowered the local officials to contain any possible fall out from the ever ground default. so they are aware and they're ready to insulate the contagion effect of a 3 level. and they will be supporting the local businesses and contractors and vendors to ever again and trying to contain that. so that part is somewhat manageable on that city level. the part that is not manageable is the confidence. and when we say that, we always say credit is competence. so the biggest risk would be a credit contagion in the market, which would cause creditors do de leverage or positions and move on to the for venues. and when that happens, money becomes very expensive to borrow, which means that growth is going to slow down leading to the valuation of real estate. and all of the other scenarios basically, and with china, cheating, p, slowing down practically. so it becomes a very bad domino effect with
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a china growth engine going out. we'll, we'll look to be briefly as well. so it's hard to predict exactly what will happen, but every brand is big enough that it will certainly have a lot of ripple effects across the industry if it does fall. i just got to say, if you think about what you said, christy. imagine if, when the airline industry in the united states went to taxpayer for a bailout, and the response from congress was, what do you personally as the ceo going to do to save your company? i think we have a very different situation here. boom bus, christie. thank you so much. thank you. with inflation in the united states hitting its highest rate and more than 3 decades then no, and to rising prices inside. it would seem that consumers and retailers alike would be feeling that pressure. but that doesn't appear to be the case just yet ahead of the highly lucrative holiday shopping season. american retail sales surged in october up 1.7 percent compared to september. more than 60 percent from a year ago and get this. that's 21 percent over pre pandemic level. so it would be
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assume that retailers are feeling the pain as well. right, well actually roughly 2 thirds of the largest publicly traded companies in the u. s . have reported better profits this year in the same period in 2019, that's according data, from fact set. so this raises the question, are corporations using inflation as an excuse to raise prices and take an even bigger profit as their customers feel it in their wallets? joining that's not as ceo a trend for many research tell been good to have you here. so listen, obviously worries we're in a capitalist system, inflation is hitting so everyone's going to raise their prices. that's what inflation really is. right. but do any corporations, do you think feel that they have some level of responsibility to try to help consumers at this point who are certainly not responsible for inflation, which is, let's face it, it's getting worse every week. well, i mean, it's somewhat of a contradictory idea. you just presented in that if the customers were having a hard time affording their good, why are good sales up? and why are the actual unit amounts of goods being sold higher than they've ever
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been including 2019? and, you know, the short term answer is 42022000. and for 21 lot of people got a lot of checks that they put in the bank. we have the highest amount of cash and checking accounts on a percent level of income that we've ever had in the united states. so they build up, there's cash, and they're coming to market, particularly because of the supply chain issues. they want to make sure they get the stuff before their neighbor gets a stop. but is it a responsibility of the company and you know, their responsibility. a company is to the shareholders, it's also to make people better off in ways they desire and will pay for. and there is no blockades on the stores. cosco tell what he's picketing at walmart. they've had record of profit because they were able to raise prices and cost you know, as well. so that's how capitalism works. nobody's gouging, you know, biden wants to go after the oil companies. forget going gasoline prices. are you
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kidding me? oh, your price is 70 percent higher than they were 2 years ago. so i, you know, yeah, i'm not a believer in the gouge part guys. i mean, you make a point here about how everybody has this money. i mean, not everybody, but people were able to save the panoramic when they couldn't go out and actually spend that, you know, retailers like wal mart and target, like you said, they're reporting strong earnings right now. but as it doesn't appear, inflation is actually going anywhere. is this actually sustainable? if eventually, you know, people kind of run out of savings, they go back to their normal way. life is here to say know, because there's a couple reasons. first stuff. you know, here's my 52000 foot level thing on capitalism, right? capitalism is a system by which you make something that is expensive, affordable to the masses, right? i, i pull up my phone here. the 1st one i bought was $2500.00 and it was $7.00
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a minute to talk to somebody. you know, over those years. prices have come down to come for all. that's what capitalism does. and if you take a risk to do that, starting a business, etc, then you get rewarded. if you deliver a value proposition, which will ship for the $4000.00 time, we were still in a pandemic. there's still supply chain that in my old home count of long beach, you can't even see because there look like they're barricaded with shipping containers. we're not normal yet. talk to me when we're sort of in a normal supply chain world, we're a normal, you know, cash reserve basis for people. and then i think we can decide whether, you know, inflation is going to be here for forever. because capitalism is the cure for inflation high prices is the cure for high prices. when i can make a much better margin on my business, i'm going to invest to capture some of that margin. it's been self modulating for many, many years, but inflation is not the cause being caused by capitalism, right?
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it's being caused by policy policy, certainly from the fed printing money into an oblivion. and let's face it, policy of this administration right now, which the supply chain issues. again, they're not global supply chain issues. their us supply chain issues of not being able to get those goods out of port, or even what we're talking about with gas prices. i know we'll talk about this later in the show, but, but what's happening when you have, you know, the u. s, which was the world's largest producer of oil 2 years ago. and now we're not producing hardly anything. so a lot of this seems like it's being created, it's an artificial form of inflation that's coming in. it's not a result necessarily of the market, but of policies that are hitting the market i. well, with all due respect i, we follow the industry very closely and to say that we're hardly producing any oil . ok, that's just, that's just nuts. we're actually exporting more natural gas that any other country in the world other than you know, cutter. right. so, you know, there's a global market for energy. china right now is buying every felon g load that goes
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under the ocean and they're paying twice what they paid 6 months ago. that ripple effect now goes into the united kingdom. where, because, you know, not having enough natural gas, they're burning coal, but natural gas prices have gone up almost 3 times in sometimes 10 x, not 50 united states boys and girls. you know, everything is connected and to say that the oil gas companies are not producing anything with no, i didn't. i didn't say they weren't producing anything. i'm saying we're not producing what we were producing. we pipelines that are shut down and talk a lot of the price of oil. is it not based upon speculation? and the speculation that we're going to produce even less oil than before. and natural gas obviously, is somewhat different than, than the actual oil. when we talk about gas prices, well the, the price of oil is what some will pay for it in the, in the spot market. so when you have a tanker full of oil, it goes where somebody's going to pay the most price. if they global commodity,
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it's not just the united states. but the other issue here is that, yeah, we have had regulation on pipelines, etc. that would, that should be open, that would get more product into the area. no question about that. you know, we have, we have issues with natural gas as well that we can't drill in areas. but the biggest issue is, is that we gave the industry in the capital markets who i am involved and gave trillions of dollars to the cracking. you know, the whole way, we go into a well and we go sideways and we blow up with water. and now we get energy. when we quit lending money to them about 2 years ago. and the reason why our production is, is pete is because there instead of getting the cash and buying bar where the companies are getting cash or bunker stock back, they're paying dividends. so that's a huge transits. we went from a frank boom to a frack bust because they ran out of money at the cost of $70.00 or $50.00 to drill these wells when they're getting paid $30.00. so that's the,
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that's the market, you know, coming to grips with reality. alright, tells me that transform research. i wish we could do this longer. maybe there's just a whole half hour with you. thanks so much. ready? sorry. well i'm, i know to friends of war. gas prices are getting worse by the way, every single week. so to help to stem that, the new ministration has some of the world's largest oil producers, including china and india, and japan to consider releasing crew stockpiles in a coordinated effort to lower global energy prices. and this move comes after divide administration pushed opec plus to increase oil production. and so far, the cartel has refused. that has, we've mentioned many times on the show. this latest proposal represents an unprecedented challenge to opec. in part because it involves china, the world's biggest importer of proof. now what happened is industry ministry official. so the united states has requested tokyo's cooperation in dealing with higher oil prices. but he could not confirm whether the requests included
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coordinated releases of stockpiles. biologic pan can not use reserve releases to lower prices. the official said now ben, i'm just going to let you continue that conversation we just had with mr. cope it's been present, opens that we're here and i'd be like, oh and what do you, what are you talking about? here's the problem with what i see is happening right now. i understand what he's saying about fracking and that's, that's when from a boom to a bust. absolutely. but so much of what the oil industry is based on, and the gasoline prices that we're facing is, it's not about the reality of what's in the ground right now. it's about speculation, and when there are speculators who are saying you're producing less oil and less natural gas than you were before, they're pumping that price up. and by the way, the single idea that the u. s. is producing less, despite what he said, he said, not much less well, we're producing less than we were before to go to japan and india and china and ask them to give us oil. it just doesn't make sense to a lot of people. the same thing with the call, so opec as well, that is, it has not made a whole ton of sense time now for
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a quick break. but when we come back, the pandemic has fueled the great resignation. and now companies are turning to robot to help the labor shortage. we'll discuss this with a future. it straight ahead as we go to break here the numbers with there is no shortage of growing tensions in eastern europe. there is a growing e u. barrow, stand off over illegal migration. there are western reports. russia is amassing troops within its own borders. and of course, there is the self inflicted crisis of european energy supplies. it is no
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coincidence. some are calling this hybrid war. but who is hybrid war against whom? we're seeing high levels, one certainty creeping in take economic life, and i think we're all aware of the disruption of global supply chains. we see spike in the cost of energy. we're seeing a reappearance of inflation. and i think all of these constitute on the economy. scroll down to sign risks, which put me to tell you why that is still ahead of us. despite the moderation of the severity of the meeting, is your media a reflection of reality?
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in a world transformed what will make you feel safe? ice, elation or community? are you going the right way, or are you being led somewhere? direct. what is true? what is faith? in the world corrupted, you need to descend to join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. ah
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ah ah, ah the and welcome back. so they're calling the thing the great resignation. it's put employers in a tough spot as millions of americans have left their jobs for a whole lot of reasons, including seeking better benefits and wages. the bureau of labor statistics reported there were more than 10000000 job openings at the end of september as companies work to deal with those staffing shortages in response orders for robots in north america are hitting record numbers. the association for advancing
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automation says the total number of robots ordered this year is $29000.00 worth roughly $1500000000.00. now that may not seem like a huge number, but consider that that's a 37 percent increase from the year prior. robots and automation can be used in, of course, a number of ways, including an assembly line in self checkouts and retail stores, and even carrying plates from restaurant kitchens to servers. so what does this mean for the future of the workforce then? well, this trend continue. joining us now discusses emerging technology future if in con, thank you so much for joining us in. now, we've heard years that robots and automation would eventually take over the workforce, this labor shortage. we're seeing right now actually going to be the catalyst for this. i think a short answer. yes, it will be, but if you go back into history, you know, the last 100 years off the industry industrialized world,
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you've had 4 different or 3 or 4 different industrial revolutions. and every time there's been a new break to a technology. you know, jobs have suffered, of course, but it's also an opportunity for people to skill and, and to grow within these industries. i mean, we cannot escape industrialization, we cannot go back and turn the clock back and say, no, we need less technology, less automation because the world as we know it right now, we'll stop working at the world that we know now will stop working. that's true, but is moving towards automation simply just more cost effective. and what is it due to the worker? because with every form of kind of industrialization that we come to, there is a generation of workers that seems to be displaced by that. it may be better for future generations, but there seems to be a generation that gets displaced. are we gonna witness that with the generation? that right now i can't seem to find work. of course, what is happening right now is you've got literally 5 different generations in the
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workforce. you've got out every set of the generations out there working in a, in a factory in a company, in an organization. and what is happening is the skill set that they bring is very important to how organizations are now hiring, who are they retaining it so on. so that's just one part of it. the other part of it is profitability. what are organizations and companies and private now the sectors looking at when it comes to making profits, delivering shareholder value of many times corporations. yes, they get blamed for, you know, not supporting workers, but this is not about not supporting workers. it's about profitability. and machines, robots, both software robots and hardware, robots do some tasks really incredibly, incredibly well. for example, if you look at modern warehouses today, the amazon's of the world. robotics is making those warehouses work. yes. when it comes to restaurants and serving people and picking up plates, that's just a very,
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it's very early in the early stages of that. but in a factory floor, you cannot live without a robotic. so what do the workers do? do they do they compete with? with robots in that case, there's no, there's no competition. there is no competition because the value some robots to bring to the workplace is irreplaceable. and people cannot do those tasks when they're. so here's the, the big question i've had. and since the onset of the parent dynamic and really about from about 6 months into now we've kind of seem, you know, we see the great resignation. we say 10000000 open jobs taking the technology portion out of it. it feels like the workforce has changed. we call it kind of a transition in the economy almost as people are able to tell a work, as people are able to kind of be where they want to be. some people even realize, hey, i could stay home with the kids. my husband or wife could go to work, and that is okay these days because we were able to figure it out during the
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pandemic. we could continue that. going to has that workforce changed in your opinion? i think the other side of the greed resignation is the great realization where workers are finding out that they're worth more. they can do more and they should take care of their health, mental health, physical health and you know, spend more time with family. i think it's a great time for people to do what they really want to do and to work the way that they really want to do and, and support their families and so on. and con, emerging technology future. thank you so much. we'll do this again. thank you. well, finally today, it is a new twist on crowd funding, but maybe doing it a little crypto styles. so here's the story. a crypto collective has res, $27000000.00 in a bid to buy a rare copy of the us constitution. see, the document being purchased is one of the 13 remaining copies of the official edition of the constitution as a final draft created for the counter dental congress. according to southern b. now the group buying it is called constitution doubt,
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because if they doubt all of the, all of the money is being raised in a theory. then to track who gets the se in the organization. contributors will get governance tokens, giving them the ability to vote on what becomes of the document if they successfully are able to buy this. now ben, yes, i told you about the story you did, and you gave me a whole bunch of information about something i'd never heard of for today. it's funny because of the story. when you had seen it kind of on the online, the reporters didn't understand it, right? so i had explained to the constitution, tao, right? the way it works, the centralized autonomy organization. it simply means it's like crowd funding, but you're an owner, you all on it together, but there's not one head, no one's in charge of it. so one of the big questions is, what do you do if you actually buy this? who gets to keep it? who holds onto this thing, right? well, the way it would work is like this. apparently, everyone who's involved in the organization has already agreed by going into the dow, that they will publicly display this. and ideally they'll make it free to visitors . that's the power of the doubt. everyone gets a vote. if they lose the auction,
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the money gets been to get sent back to the contributors minus the fees. there is no boss. everyone has a say that is the power of the doubt with, with block chain technology, we've seen so many things pop up. and now this is a whole nother thing that could be taking over. i believe real quick, this is the future of business. it is the future of technology, and that's it for the time you can catch boom bus on demand on the portable tv app available on smartphones and tablets, the google play and the apple app store by searching for the tv. and also portable tv can be downloaded on the samsung smart tv or roku devices, or simply check it out at what dot tv the next time. ah, all technologies fits perfectly well into the future, but we can't change our way of thinking now way that we can
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visualize how we will things and how we will feel and how our needs will be in 50 years. so our own do our own technological design, things always further on than our ability to feed for new york. it's really what america is about ah, when our mayor took our place, he was elected because of his campaign on our city, being a tale of 2 cities, the haves and i have not. and those who have not are usually the ones who weren't being buried on hard i. the city is always wanted to forget about hold island. city is wanted to forget about the people who are buried there. wanted to forget about the fact that there is a potter's field that there was a place where difficult stories are hidden. the fact that we're using inmates to
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maintain this active burial site, where 1000000 souls are buried. where so much of new york city history is buried is document of the inequality that exists in the city for centuries. ah, for yourselves to be more efficient, quicker with our transactions. but with that comes a trade off. every device is a potential entry point for security attack any machine as an extension of traditional time. the defenders have always been one step behind the attackers. a response to comes option in the offering. it's not a matter of, if it happens, it's a matter of when a
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water around the try, a seal island that's in contention between canada and the united states. your other government has suddenly become optimal for lobster. our populations here exploded one of the most valuable fisheries that ever existed. suddenly you had me and canadian fishermen in these waters at the same time jousting for position and attentions are high. violence is bound to happen. this is the last land border dispute between canada and the united states. it could be magnified to the point where there could be cost that would be significant to quote countries. border dispute don't go away, they discussed or something's going to happen. welcome to maximize financial survival guide looking forward to your benefit, go. yeah, this is what happens,
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dimensions in brittany. does this happen? you watch kaiser report ah. parties, headline news. austria imposes a nationwide lockdown and says vaccinations will be mandatory from february following a surgeon cobit cases. one of the, at the ice most wanted who allegedly took part in january's capital riots turns up in belarus where he is seeking asylum at the newman tells us that the charges against him a false it was brought to my attention that i might be on that list and i looked and it appeared to me me and it said a sofa federal officer. and i knew that i had not assaulted a federal officer and moscow warrants that nato is snubbing the kremlin efforts to improve relations. does the military alliance looks to move nuclear weapons closer
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