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Kirk Bostrom is the Managing Partner and Chief Portfolio Manager of Strategic Preservation Partners LP, located in Silicon Valley. Kirk began his career as a teenage “runner” on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and has spent over 30 years in the securities investment realm. He was named repeatedly as one of the top-performing investment advisors in the nation as a member of the Chairman’s Club at Citigroup (Nation’s Top 1%) and Piper Jaffray’s “Baker’s Dozen” (Nation’s Top 13 Advisors).

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About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

5 Responses to “KunstlerCast 279 — Yaking with Kirk Bostrom about Disorder in Finance and Markets” Subscribe

  1. routersurfer August 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    Great podcast! Kirk Bostrom is a great guest. THE RICH need servants they will be fine with Robots. As for the non rich grab your ankles. This is a house of card that started falling years ago and been covered up by great PR. Jacksonville,FL gas $ 1.87 gal. I feel the shaking of the small and mid size black gold hunters. Getting ready for a four book reading orgy! Time is booked and getting ready to order from Battenkill Books ! Thanks for a great podcast and wonderful books. Both fiction and non fiction.

  2. Frankiti August 4, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    Between Bostrom’s rather breathless delivery and the audible bewilderment of Chris Martenson a few times a month, I’m left wondering WHY any of these professional gamblers think that anything rational is playing, or will play, out? Is it not quite obvious by now that the name of the GAME is doing anything and everything to keep it all moving despite the curtain falling? We have been in the post-capitalist age for a while folks, feel free to drop your baggage from the previous era where you see fit.

  3. mow August 15, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    love those names for government sponsored inflation . helicopter money. lmao. ninety years ago they would have called it zeppelin money. when will all of this nonsense end ?

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