Interview with Lacy Hunt (RE-RELEASE)

Published on
September 5th, 2020
46 minutes

Interview with Lacy Hunt (RE-RELEASE)

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Featuring Grant Williams and Lacy Hunt

Published on: September 5th, 2020 • Duration: 46 minutes

In this long-awaited interview, Lacy Hunt lays out the basis of his deflationary thesis, explains how a debt unwind could be managed and outlines why he thinks the US will prove to be the most resilient market.



  • MG
    M G.
    25 September 2020 @ 16:34
    Thank you for the transcript!!!
  • MD
    Matt D.
    16 September 2020 @ 06:44
    Seriously good interview with two greats.
  • JG
    Jordan G.
    10 September 2020 @ 21:39
    Lacy's call of 1.5 long bond with a 0.5% deflation was pretty prophetic
  • JA
    Jordan A.
    10 September 2020 @ 20:51
    I miss Grant.
  • AA
    Andrew A.
    5 September 2020 @ 21:10
    This is an amazing interview, you should try get him back on. He referred to the calculation of the velocity of money being a multivariate equation but I can't find it online. Are there any papers which refer to what he's talking about?
    • JS
      Jon S.
      6 September 2020 @ 02:05
      Definitely we need to get this on the RVDB explained!
    • DP
      Duane P.
      9 September 2020 @ 03:14
      He was on a few months ago
  • DY
    Damian Y.
    8 September 2020 @ 03:12
    Great interview. This was the reason why I joined RV, I really liked the early day interviews. It's always great to listen to Dr Hunt, he actually understand monetary policy.
  • Am
    Abdul m.
    6 September 2020 @ 22:38
    My mamma always said life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get.
    • sh
      steve h.
      8 September 2020 @ 01:24
      do u think u are funny....NOT
  • TN
    Tim N.
    5 September 2020 @ 22:07
    Fantastic interview with Lacy. While central banks and governments try to ignore the rising levels of private and public debt dragging down the economy, until each crisis causes them to enact ever more extreme short term fixes that only result in more debt, Lacy offers the only logical solution to deal with the debt ie we need to earn more than we spend. Brilliant.
    • TN
      Tim N.
      6 September 2020 @ 02:44
      By the way unless we develop some game changing technology which increases productivity (? AI & robotics) or find a massive reserve of valuable commodity then there is no solution given the demographic changes ie we become Japan.
    • HW
      HONG W.
      7 September 2020 @ 16:54
      Get the manufacturing back, become the net exporter.
  • WG
    Wade G.
    7 September 2020 @ 12:12
    Whenever I listen to Lacy Hunt, I have to revise my estimation of the filed of economics from hopeless psuedoscience to something more constructive. But then I reflect on the disparity between his style, approach, and achievements vs. seemingly every other policy-making economist and return to my original views. Lacy Hunt is truly one in a million. Perhaps that doesn't even do him justice. Grant outstanding as always. Thanks RV.
  • JC
    Jason C.
    6 September 2020 @ 22:30
    "The policymakers want to remain relevant." Sums up so many of our problems.
  • JS
    Jon S.
    6 September 2020 @ 02:13
    CAn we have the transcript of this? I want to put it on the wall of my room
    • PK
      Prafulla K.
      6 September 2020 @ 14:51
      You can search for the original and download the transcript.
    • MG
      M G.
      6 September 2020 @ 18:56
      @Prafulla K. - I didn't see the transcript at the original publication as well. Please point to where it may be found. TIA.
  • AI
    Andras I.
    6 September 2020 @ 05:01
    Long time favorites! ... but just reinforced something that's a returning theme in many interviews now: The Fed as a myth driving the markets Would be interesting to have some focus on the psychological side What tools does the Fed use in communication? How are ("retail" and "sophisticated") perceptions changing? Differences in perception on various markets? How/if is this publicly monitored (other than the obvious like the yield curve)? Possible paths down the road? Thank you!
  • JS
    Jon S.
    6 September 2020 @ 01:58
    Es weekend rereleases which are in longer time horizon like the gold and this one is great idea! Thanks RV.
  • FG
    Frazer G.
    5 September 2020 @ 21:51
    Lacy's insights age like a bottle of fine wine. Listening to this interview again after listening to Grant's latest interview with Lacy highlights how ahead of the game this man is.
  • CA
    Craig A.
    5 September 2020 @ 19:15
    a very smart man who was right about the 10 year going to .50 points