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How Healthy are American Banks? (w/ Chris Whalen)

How Healthy are American Banks? (w/ Chris Whalen)

CHRIS WHALEN: Hi, I’m Chris Whalen, Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors. I’m an investment banker and author. I work with banks, non-bank, financial institutions, mortgage banks, helping them raise money to finance operations. I also do some M&A and work on really strange mortgage assets with my friends at Ginnie Mae. So, that’s how I

Exposing Jack Ma, Big Pharma, and Chinese Fraud (w/ Carson Block)

Exposing Jack Ma, Big Pharma, and Chinese Fraud (w/ Carson Block)

CARSON BLOCK: Short selling is a niche. Maybe the universe of potentially good shorts is this big. As an activist short, we are a niche of a niche. So our universe of potentially actionable shorts is that big. So there is this difference. Most shorts– so non-activist shorts– are out there looking for companies that

The Business Of Amazon Shipping Boxes

The Business Of Amazon Shipping Boxes

For the past few years delivery boxes have been piling up on people’s doorsteps and in apartment buildings across the U.S. Faster delivery, easier return policies and free shipping have fueled growth in the retail e-commerce market. Amazon alone shipped over 5 billion packages through Prime in 2017 and in 2019 announced they are expanding

The Rise Of Chick-fil-A

The Rise Of Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A. It’s a fast-food chain with chicken sandwiches said to be so good, even McDonald’s wants to steal them. And it has a reputation so controversial, entire cities have banned the restaurant from their airports. Critics say Chick-fil-A has a history of supporting and donating millions of dollars to anti LGBTQ organizations, which has drawn

Why Medical Bills In The US Are So Expensive

Why Medical Bills In The US Are So Expensive

They billed our insurance company over $3 million for the cost of transplant. Then I have another EOB right after it was it was another $1 million.So you’re looking at a $4 million transplant. I don’t know what people do without insurance. How could you even begin to pay that? We hear so much about

Why College Is So Expensive In America

Why College Is So Expensive In America

College in America: it’s four years of all nighters, keg stands, ethnically diverse welcome brochures, Pinterest perfect dorm rooms and crushing student debt. I have $69,812, $47,000, $90,000, $35,000, $350,000, $60,000 worth of student loans. My minimum student loan payment is $1,000 a month. It should take me about 10 years to pay that back,

Why Daycare Is So Expensive In America

Why Daycare Is So Expensive In America

We are depleting our savings dramatically. We take $10,000 a month out of savings, sell our stocks, whatever my financial adviser does. I don’t actually even know because I don’t want to know because it makes me ill to think about, because I had a good nest egg to buy a house at one point