China’s economy

Will the Central Banks Go Digital?

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:13

John Loeffler

August 14, 2021

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Eliminating cash and transitioning to an all-digital currency may make some people nervous, especially if the digital currency is backed by the government. Leading off the show this week is silver expert David Morgan (themorganreport.com), author of the Morgan Report. He and John look at the possibility that the U.S. government could shift to digital currency, giving them control over all transactions. Bitcoin, the current leader in digital money, will either face off against the establishment or be co-opted by it. David also predicts what could happen with inflation and our massive debt.

We then move in-house with a conversation between John and Producer Steve. They examine the media's lack of journalism in parroting the administration's wavering virus messaging as well as using conflicting scientific papers in the virus and vaccine battle. They also discuss the tendency for the truth to win out in the end, how mandates violate freedom, and even some unprofessional undercover activity on the part of federal law enforcement.

Finally, we welcome to the show Mike Berry (firstliberty.org), General Counsel for First Liberty Institute and member of the U.S. Marine Corps. It is getting harder for members of the armed forces to honor the military oath. It says you are to support and defend the Constitution, but it also says you are to obey the orders of the President and superior officers. With woke leadership demonizing conservative military members for their beliefs, eventually our enemies will defeat us without firing a shot.

John Loeffler

August 13, 2021

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A recent cyber attack against Microsoft is thought to have originated in China. Is our government doing anything to protect U.S. citizens, companies, and its own assets from cyber attack? Lending his machine learning expertise to us today is Weifeng Zhong (policychangeindex.org), Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He looks at not only our government's attempts to thwart online attacks, but also at censorship in the culture war. The powers that be and politically correct are protecting China, making it more difficult to recognize that they are a threat. Will free speech be enough to fight against China?

The idea of eliminating cash and going to an all-digital currency may make some people nervous – especially if the digital currency is backed by the government – but what does it really mean? Joining us today is David Morgan (themorganreport.com), silver expert and author of the Morgan Report. He and John discuss the possibility that government, should they take the reins of a digital currency, would be able to track every transaction you make. They also look at how Bitcoin works, how the 'powers that be' would have to interfere if Bitcoin became too powerful, and what could happen with inflation and our massive debt.

Something a little different today on Steel on Steel. It's important to understand the economic landscape, not only in this country but also globally. Politics and economics are inextricably linked. So today, we play a recent episode of the McAlvany Weekly Commentary with Dave McAlvany and Kevin Orrick (mcalvanyweeklycommentary.com). They discuss myriad geo-economic issues, including digital currency as a threat to traditional currency, the People's Bank of China and Ali Baba, the Ukraine-Russia dynamic and the dealings that President Biden and his son have had in that arena, oil pipelines in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, and the dollar compared to Chinese currency.

John Loeffler

February 6, 2021

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China is positioning itself to become the world's biggest superpower, replacing the U.S. as leader on the world stage. Retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Captain James Fanell is back with us this week from his home in Switzerland. Chinese leadership is saying one thing, but their actions convey something completely different. Under President Trump, we were attempting to stay even with China, but with the new Biden administration, we may lose any advantage we once had. With their aggressive tactics, will China surpass the U.S. as the world's most dominant superpower?

Reading from the leftist playbook, groups aligned with the BDS movement in Israel are now shouting 'Jewish supremacism!' Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis, discusses how Christian groups are getting caught up in untrue narratives from different anti-Israel groups and justifying their actions against the Jewish state.

Finally this week, we look at the case of Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who plead guilty to falsifying evidence during the Spygate scandal in 2016. He was recently sentenced to probation – effectively a slap on the wrist. We welcome back Thomas Lifson (www.americanthinker.com), Founder and Editor of American Thinker, who reviews the Clinesmith case and shows how the establishment circles their wagons and always seems to weather the storm while the little guy is afforded no such protections.

John Loeffler

November 13, 2020

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With post-election frenzy in full swing here in the U.S., it's easy to overlook important stories abroad.  Back with us today is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson (thebulwark.com) who looks at the ouster of four pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong and the potential problems that could follow.  He covers not only the possible concerns of a more dominant China and a more capitulating U.S. under a Biden presidency, but also the possibility that after Hong Kong, Taiwan could be next on China's list.

Critical Marxist Race Theory

Broadcast Running Time: 1:18:54

John Loeffler

November 7, 2020

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What exactly is behind the critical race theory ideology? John Murawski, an award-winning journalist who writes for RealClear Investigations, joins us to play devil’s advocate and point out the thinking behind both sides of the issue. The values our country has always upheld – hard work, individualism, etc. – are looked at as systems of oppression by those who espouse critical race theory. Ultimately, the problem is there’s no shared vocabulary and no shared system of values between the two sides and that’s what makes things so unstable.

The climate changers and environmentalists are always advocating for green energy but do they really understand the consequences? Here to discuss is environmental consultant Steve Milloy, founder and publisher of JunkScience.com. He looks at the realities of eliminating fossil fuels and going with green energy. We have to be smart about how we approach this and think of the consequences before moving forward. Sound environmentalism has to be based on sound science and sound economics.

Finally this week, we welcome Brian Kennedy (presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China with the Center for Security Policy. He examines how China wants to remake the world economic order and they want to be on top of it. They are also beefing up their military and technology sectors. The most successful defense against China is for America to be united in its recognition of China as a threat.

John Loeffler

November 2, 2020

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The first rule when someone is attacking you is to realize that you're being attacked.  Our greatest geopolitical enemy, China, knows they are at war with us on various fronts, but we don't seem to know we are at war with them.  Back with us today is Brian Kennedy (presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China with the Center for Security Policy.  He examines how China wants to remake the world economic order and they want to be on top of it.  They are also beefing up their military and technology sectors.  President Trump knows how to fight against the globalism that China represents.  The most successful defense against China, though, is for America to be united in its recognition of China as a threat.  Unfortunately right now, that isn't the case.

Brian Kennedy: Showdown – U.S. vs China

Broadcast Running Time: 22:58

John Loeffler

September 2, 2020

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There are two countries in the world right now vying to be the most powerful – the United States and the People's Republic of China. Brian Kennedy (www.presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, joins us to look at the difference between our two presidential candidates when it comes to China relations, election interference by not only China but also Russia (and who it is they prefer), and the overall battle between us and China for global supremacy.

We look at the geopolitics of the energy markets – the U.S. has finally gotten to the point where we are able to sell energy to the rest of the world. The U.S. also needs to be prepared for this showdown with China and not be caught short like so many times in the past.