On December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant legislation of his presidency. I review the changes to the corporate tax code in this second part of Bills with Luke Scorziell’s series on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We compare the corporate tax rate to countries around the world and analyze the bill’s changes to business deductions. To round out the discussion, I provide and overview of some of the long-term and immediate effects of the legislation. … More Ep. 21: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Change Business Taxes
Crypto has disrupted just about every field of financial law in the last few years. Regulators are playing catch-up in attempt to regulate this new industry. This is especially concerning as a conglomeration of large corporations, including Facebook, have announced their intentions to launch their own currency, Libra.
Today’s guest, Marc Boiron, is up-to-speed. As a partner at FisherBroyles, he represents some of the leading blockchain and crypto companies. On today’s episode, Boiron and Luke Scorziell go in-depth on the regulatory side of crypto. From covering Facebook’s new cryptocurrency to catching criminals with blockchain to discussing the end of fiat currencies, they cover it all. … More 59 – Crypto’s regulatory catch-up with Marc Boiron
If you had mentioned cryptocurrencies to someone five years ago, you likely would’ve gotten a blank stare. Since then, however, the technology has blown up. Blockchain, the technology behind most cryptocurrencies, has expanded into myriad fields: healthcare, voting, advertising, artificial intelligence and more.
Kelley Weaver, the CEO of Melrose PR and the host of the Crypto Token Talk podcast, has helped usher in this new wave of use-cases.
On today’s episode, she joins Luke Scorziell to discuss some of her most notable clients, experiences, and thoughts on blockchain and crypto. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation where blockchain might drive our future. … More 58 – Crypto Talk with Kelley Weaver
In this episode, Misha Yurchenko goes in-depth on investing in bitcoin, what he’s learned from Bruce Lee, and why it’s not too late to invest in bitcoin.
He shares some exclusive tips from his new book, Bullish on Bitcoin: 37 Strategies to Profit in the New Crypto Economy. … More 57 – “Bullish on Bitcoin” with author Misha Yurchenko
The US and China have been locked in a trade war for almost one year now. What might the end look like?
In this episode, Daniel LaCalle, chief economist and investment officer at Tressis Gestión, breaks down the latest on the trade war, the key differences between the two economies, and what he sees as the end result. … More 56 – How far will Trump’s China trade war go? with Daniel LaCalle
As tensions grow with Iran, the US is applying a “maximum pressure” policy to the country to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.
I speak with Garrett Marquis, the spokesperson for the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President. He details the “maximum pressure campaign” and its performance in a thoughtful and engaging interview. … More 55 – Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ campaign on Iran with Garrett Marquis
India, the world’s largest democracy, voted last month in one of history’s largest elections. The results were shocking, as Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party expanded their majority in parliament in a landslide victory.
Arpit Chaturvedi, the CEO and co-founder of Global Policy Insights, breaks down the election on Bills with Luke Scorziell. Chaturvedi and Scorziell discuss the major issues in the election, the role fake news played, and more.
Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. … More 54 – India, what happened? The 2019 India elections with Arpit Chaturvedi
President Trump is big on tariffs, and trade has been one of the hallmark issues of his administration. In this episode, Daniel LaCalle, world renowned economist, breaks down trade on the North American continent. From Trump’s threat of tariffs on Mexico to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the USMCA, we cover it all. … More 53 – Trump, Trade, and North America with Daniel LaCalle
Carrie Budoff Brown has done it all. She’s covered local city halls, followed Barack Obama on his campaign trail, started a new kind of newsroom in Europe, and more. Now, she’s running Politico’s newsroom in Washington, DC.
Budoff Brown sat down with host Luke Scorziell to discuss how she ended up in political journalism, some of the lessons she’s learned over the years, and more.
Listen now wherever you get your podcasts. … More 52 – Journalism around the world with Carrie Budoff Brown the editor of Politico
“We want to be the social news network that ends fake news.” ~ George Sehremelis, founder of Overlooked
George Sehremelis hates fake news, and he’s determined to stop it with his new website Overlooked.com.
Overlooked, a company of 15 students operating in a basement at the University of Southern California, has developed several algorithms designed to expose political bias and journalistic credibility.
Sehremelis tells us the story behind Overlooked, what’s wrong with Facebook and Twitter, and why he believes fake news is perhaps humanity’s biggest problem. … More 51 – The anti-fake news social network with George Sehremelis