Friday, 14 February, 2014
Wallace and Kempton talk Bitcoin and Federal Reserve Chairs Bernanke & Yellen (**English** video recorded 20140212, about 20+ Minutes long)
Wallace S.T. Chan, my economist co-host, and I talked about Bitcoin and the two Federal Reserve Chairs Bernanke & Yellen in our first 2014 show. The video discussions in Cantonese and English contain similar but not identical information. We were able to sneak in a little bit more (and slightly different) content in our English chat.
Discussions re cryptocurrency like Bitcoin is very brief, early and preliminary and we didn’t preclude more extensive discussion about cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin or other much improved versions) may happen in the months/years to come. And given we only had 10 minutes or so for our Bitcoin chat, much more technical (crypto) and economics stuff could NOT be discussed. Here is a brief New York Times post by Nobel Prize winning economist Mr. Paul K. bashing Bitcoin to a pulp!
Wallace and Kempton talk Bitcoin and Federal Reserve Chairs Bernanke & Yellen (**中文 Chinese** video recorded 20140212, about 20+ Minutes long)
P.S. Sorry to my tech friends (sorry Austin Hill) who love Bitcoins. Well, I am a technologist/geek at heart but I also try to ground myself in solid Economics and real world insights. Yes, I allow myself to be interested by Bitcoin because it is cute and cutting-edge, whether it is useful or something I trust, that is a different matter. Have a read of what Paul wrote.
P.P.S. Paul is NOT always right but I happen to agree with him here in his way of bashing Bitcoin.
Friday, 25 January, 2013
The news report “One-child policy: China’s army of little emperors – The one-child policy has fundamentally changed the psychology of a generation” intrigued Economic Analyst Wallace Chan and this independent reporter. So tonight, we held a LIVE YouTube chat about the research paper “Little Emperors” and China’s One-Child Policy in two languages. Here are the recordings.
(In English) Kempton & Wallace talk Little Emperors: Behavioral Impacts of China’s One-Child Policy
(in Cantonese) 經濟分析師陳心田與獨立記者林錦堂講一講 – 小皇帝：中國的”一家一孩”政策對行為的影響
Reference: (1) “Little Emperors: Behavioral Impacts of China’s One-Child Policy” by L. Cameron, N. Erkal, L. Gangadharan, X. Meng
(2) “沒有兄弟姐妹的社會” by 張五常 (Steven Cheung)
Jan 26, 2013 Update: Here is a new Jan 2013 video clip of “Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase on China’s One-Child Policy“. For more (including link to transcripts) see this article.
October 29, 2015 Update: After China initiated its One-Child Policy in 1979, it is finally over today. CBC News, “China to abolish one-child policy, Communist Party says“
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012
Saturday, 9 June, 2012
Last time Wallace and I talked about the Facebook “investment” before the super hyped IPO. Unfortunately, we were 100% right. What we discussed (the nature of Facebook, what is “investing”, etc) were backed by what we now have seen. And many many people actually lost billions on paper! You can watch our pilot episode here: “林錦堂與陳心田講一講 Facebook “投資”“.)
This time, Wallace and I talked about union’s right to strike/bargaining rights (Air Canada, CP rail). You can watch it here: 陳心田 與 林錦堂 講一講 “工會罷工”. We hope you enjoy our show!
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
The following is a recording of a LIVE broadcast of Kempton and Wallace talk about Facebook “investing” in Cantonese. If you understand Cantonese, I hope you will enjoy it and share some feedback with us. Here is a brief article in Chinese.