Political Economy

Ep.17: Political Economy, Technocracy, and the New Gilded Age with Robert Johnson

Episode Summary for Political Economy, Technocracy, and the New Gilded Age In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Robert Johnson, about the political economy, inequality, and the failings of our technocratic institutions. Dr. Johnson serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project …

Andrew Keys

Blockchain Technology, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the Explosive Growth of the Cryptocurrency Industry – a conversation on the market forces with Andrew Keys of Consensus Systems

Andrew Keys of Ethereum focused Consensus Systems speaks with Demetri Kofinas about the latest developments in the Blockchain universe including Bitcoin Cash – where it’s been, what it looks like today, and how it has the potential to shape all of our futures In this Market Forces segment of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with one of the …

Chinese Economy

Ep.16: A Crisis Building in the Chinese Financial System and the Hard Landing of the Chinese Economy with Anne Stevenson-Yang

Episode Summary for the Chinese Financial System and the Hard Landing of the Chinese Economy In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Anne Stevenson-Yang. Anne is the co-founder of J Capital Research, which conducts ground-up, primary research for institutional money managers on stocks, the Chinese economy, and the Chinese financial system. She is also the co-founder …

Genomics

Ep.15: Genetics, Genomics, and Big Data in Medicine with Eric Schadt

Episode Summary for Genetics, Genomics, and Big Data in Medicine In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Dr. Eric Schadt. Eric Schadt is founder and CEO of Sema4, as well as Dean of Precision Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During the course of his 20-year career, Dr. Eric Schadt has built …

Marc Faber

Marc Faber on the Wealth Gap, the Economic Impact of Technology, the Rise of Populism, and the Prospects for War in Asia

Marc Faber speaks with Demetri Kofinas about the Growing Wealth Gap, Technology’s Impact on the Economy, the Rise of Populism in the West, and the Prospects for War in Asia, in this Market Forces segment of the Hidden Forces Podcast In this Market Forces segment of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with the investor, commentator, and editor of the Gloom, …

Uber

A Conversation with Uber Analyst and Transportation Industry Veteran Hubert Horan on the Ride-Sharing Company’s Bleak Outlook

Demetri Kofinas speaks with Hubert Horan – a 30-year Veteran in the Management and Regulation of Transportation Companies about the Troubles Brewing at Uber In this Market Forces segment of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with transportation industry veteran and Uber analyst, Hubert Horan. Demetri and Hubert’s discussion centers on the ridesharing company Uber, which has received a great …

Human Experience

Ep.14: Phenomenology, Design, and the Human Experience with Christian Madsbjerg

Episode Summary for Human Experience, Phenomenology, and Design: In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Christian Madsbjerg. Christian Madsbjerg is the founder of ReD Associates, a consultancy group focused on helping companies bridge the qualitative divide between themselves, their products, and their customers. The anthropologists, sociologists, economists, journalists, and designers who make up ReD employ the …

Demetri Kofinas

UPDATE: Plans for Video, Trip to SFI, and Fewer Episodes for the Summer

Dear Friends, It has been three months since I launched the Hidden Forces Podcast. The show has made it onto the Top Podcast Charts on iTunes out of hundreds of thousands of competing shows. It has grown steadily since, and we continue to gain awareness. I’ve often compared the launch of a show like this to the Gemini and early Apollo missions. …

Chinese Banking System

Chinese Banking System, Uber’s Massive Financial Losses, and more from the Federal Reserve with Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

Demetri Kofinas speak with Evan Lorenz, Deputy Editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer In this Market Forces segment of the Hidden Forces podcast, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Deputy Editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, Evan Lorenz. Their discussion ranges from the Federal Reserve to the Chinese banking system, and the ride sharing platform Uber. The two begin their discussion by delving into …