Megatrends with Jim Puplava

“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t” ~Lucille Ball

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Jim Puplava, founder and host of the Financial Sense Newshour at Financial Sense,  joins me  for a discussion of “Seven Megatrends that Will Reshape the Next Decade” – a new overview by Jim and his team that echoes many of the themes you heard in our Annual Wrap Up.

Jim is an optimist about America’s future and always does a great job of documenting the case for optimism. As change accelerates, there is a lot of coverage of negatives. If you spend time on Jim’s website, you know that he has researched and given airtime to all of the obstacles and risks ahead. Which is to say, Jim is a realistic optimist who helps us step back, assess, and identify the areas and places which offer opportunity.

One of the megatrends that Jim mentions is the revolution in education. In Let’s Go to the Movies, I invite you to watch the single most popular TED speech ever given, Sir Ken Robinson on creativity and education. It is a delightful reminder of what is possible in a world where education helps people enjoy and develop their creativity.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in global politics and financial markets.

Talk to you Thursday!


  1. It is 11PM on Thursday. Where is it ? Maybe tomorrow, but it seems each week Money and Markets and the interview are getting later and later.;

  2. Max:

    You were looking in on Wednesday. We are not that fast!

    We are putting the interviews up earlier these days. Money and Markets now goes up by Thursday evening, but yes, can be later than our prior live recordings.


  3. As a subscriber to Financial Sense Newshour, I’m familiar with “Sunny” Jim’s views. Although you raised questions about a number of problems, e.g. fracking’s effects on ground water, and the uneven participation in the country’s successes, Jim always immediately blows such concerns off with the assumption that they will be dealt with. Given the lies, deception, manipulation and outright fraud that has taken place, and which continues to this day, I’m wondering just how problems could possibly be dealt with in ways that are required. Corporations are singularly focused on profit, no matter what the social cost,. Regulatory capture also comes to mind. Any real or lasting prosperity must have its basis in TRUTH and integrity. To my mind, the idea that solutions lie in Washington is delusional, and part of the problem.

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