Consult the Oracle

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I've mentioned before my enthusiasm for Karmabanque Radio, a podcast conducted by my pals Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert. I'm thrilled to announce that Max and Stacy now have a new TV program on BBC World News called The Oracle.

On The Oracle, Max discusses current economic events with guests, while Stacy provides insights and presents statistical research to help frame the issues. In episode one, for instance, Stacy cites the "Cheech and Chong Index," which measures economic well-being based on the popularity of Cheech and Chong. At the end of each segment, Max calls upon the Oracle to help predict the answer to economic questions such as, "Are we in a recession or a depression?"

One of the ideas I liked from this first airing is the notion that low wages of U.S. workers helped create the current economic crisis. Richard Blustein, the alter ego of Yeast Radio's Madge Weinstein--another podcaster I love--also makes an appearance on the show. You can watch episode one of The Oracle in its entirety here.

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So what is the Cheech and Chong Index saying now?

Apparently Cheech and Chong enjoy a popularity surge during recessions.

Remember when I thought Max was a blowhard - now he and Stacey have their own show on the BBC. Wow, was I wrong. Guess I'll enjoy some humble pie. Some great quotes during the first ep, too. Maybe I'll record and then use in an upcoming podcast.

I enjoyed watching that: We watch BBC World News nightly, only 30 min on MPBN. I'll look for mention of this, but since I haven't invested $$ in major Tv viewing, I'll miss it on air, but can catch it online. The concept of 'unlimited credit yielding unlimited evil' was a bit too biblical and Bush-like for my tastes in economical explanations. This show didn't stray too far from generating info as on Nightly Business News or Consuelo Mack, but of course, The Oracle and hosts were more fun on a 'not so very soft landing' subject. Gosh, Teresa, you know the stars of BBC!!!
Just my thought: The middle-class knew they were piss-poor for decades, but nobody listened.

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