Spring-Summer-Travel-Plans-Bob Davis Podcast 1086

Spring Summer Travel Plans 2023

Firstly it’s time to take a look at Spring and Summer Travel Plans. Time for a higher vibe in Spring-Summer-Travel-Plans-Bob Davis Podcast 1086.

Planning

Secondly I’ll talk a little about planning in particular in this podcast.

Southwestern Arizona

Certainly winter down in Southwestern Arizona isn’t like winter up north.

Wind and Chilly Nights

However the wind and chilly nights mean podcasting from the cozy confines of Mobile Podcast Command.

Pull Out The Maps

Above all it’s time to pull my dusty maps out.

Where and How

And to start thinking about the where and how for Spring and Summer Travel.

Playing It Safe

During these periods of high fuel prices many nomads have been playing it safe.

Hunkered Down

That is to say we’re hunkered down rather than barnstorming in order to save cash.

Hope

Meanwhile as fuel prices start to sink a little there’s hope for the future.

Ambitious Plans

In the same vein I have some pretty ambitious plans for this spring and summer’s travel.

Yes I Use Paper Maps

Most importantly I use paper maps.

Back Roads

Because I use back roads most of the time.

Save Money On Fuel

For example I’ve learned you can save money on fuel using back roads.

Plan and Navigate

But you have to know how to navigate and plan.

How To Start

As a result I usually start my planning by just looking at the maps and thinking about the best ways to go.

Greater Goals and Plans

In addition there are also greater goals and plans. I’ll devote some time to that discussion as well in Spring-Summer-Travel-Plans-Bob Davis Podcast 1086.

Where and When

After that I’ll get more specific about where to go and when.

What To Do

Even more what to do along the way.

Travel Jones

Finally we’re all getting the travel Jones.

Why Did I Hunker Down Again?

And it’s necessary every now and then to remember why we decided to hunker down in the first place.

Economic Conditions

I’ve done a few podcasts about economic conditions.

And where I think we’re headed.

I’ll be updating those as well progress into 2023.

Turn The Pages

But in the meantime it’s a lot of fun to turn the pages on these dusty maps shredded from use.

Warming Up Soon

To sum up it will be warming up in the Southwest soon and the rest of the country later.

Rubber Hits The Road

In short by then it will be time for the rubber to hit the road.

Can’t wait.

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Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082

Requiem For An American Dream

Firstly in any requiem for an American Dream we pay our respects to a time when it worked. Details in Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082.

Negativity

Secondly negativity and division permeate our culture these days.

New Dream

Therefore at the end of another not so good year maybe we need a new dream.

Or you can refer to the movie ‘Blow’ for the ‘Maybe You Had The Wrong Dream’ quote.

Shared Vision

Above all in Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082 I talk about the value of a shared vision for the future.

Values

For example the American Dream originally was based on the values of the Declaration of Independence.

History

And in the 1930’s the dream we know today was created out of whole cloth by historian James Truslow Adams.

Advertising

Consequently advertising got hold of it after World War 2.

Consumer Economy

As a result Truslow’s dream helped fuel the growth of the consumer economy in the United States.

Twisted Remnant

Since then The American Dream has become a sort of twisted remnant from a bygone age.

Aspirations

Yet most young adults begin their journey through life aspiring to the same old theme.

Maybe it’s time for a new dream?

New Year’s Resolutions

In addition this is time of the year we allow ourselves to think about the future.

Similarly why not think about a new shared vision for the future?

Rejecting The Traditional American Dream

Certainly I have rejected the traditional American Dream by becoming a nomad.

Artistic Business

And attempting to grow an artistic business on the road.

Tools Of Tech

Even more technology today for all it’s foibles provides the tools to create versions of the American Dream our grandparents never considered.

Telling Stories

In Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082 I tell some stories from the bygone era and talk about the postwar economic and social history.

Thought Experiment

Further I think this thought exercise helps in a time when everyone is pointing fingers.

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Summers-End-Turning-Point-2022-Bob Davis Podcast 1068

Summers End Turning Point 2022

Firstly summers end is always a turning point. You might remember this one for a long time. Details in Summers-End-Turning-Point-2022-Bob Davis Podcast 1068.

Not Political

Secondly these are not political podcasts.

Economy

Certainly they have to do with the US and world economies.

However one of the chief mistakes of many analysts is their penchant for attaching economic problems to current political leaders.

Inflation Years In The Making

Most importantly the inflation nomads and people back home are dealing with was years in the making.

Major Slow Down Ahead?

In addition one of the biggest takeaways from this podcast is the increasing possibility for a major slow down and a shift from inflation to deflation.

Recession

For example Germany, China and technically the United States are already in recession.

Feeling The Pinch

And smaller economies and developing economies are also feeling the pinch.

The Cause? Not What You Think

While much has been made of the war in Ukraine or supply issues these are not the root cause of the inflation in the United States.

Gas and Food For Nomads

Above all we nomads feel the pain when it comes to gas and food prices.

Everything For everyone Else

And for the people in the and of bricks and sticks it’s just about everything else.

In Summers-End-Turning-Point-2022-Bob Davis Podcast 1068 I argue that the inflation we’re dealing with has been caused by years of near zero interest rates and something called quantitative easing.

Don’t Bet On A Pivot

In the same vein analysts keep saying the US Federal Reserve will ‘pivot’ soon.

95 Billion Every Month Bought For Years

To clarify Quantitative Easing has taken the form of the central bank buying 95 billion dollars worth of bonds EVERY MONTH.

Now Selling 95 Billion Every Month

More importantly Quantitative Tightening is the central bank selling off 95 billion dollars worth of bonds EVERY MONTH.

Moreover those bonds are ramping up to a full 95 billion EVERY MONTH in September.

That’s a lot of liquidity sucked out of the banking system.

Therefore listeners can see why I say Summers End is a Turning Point.

Meanwhile I emphasize EVERY MONTH here because I did not in Summers-End-Turning-Point-2022-Bob Davis Podcast 1068.

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