This week the Pack is joined by Joseph LaVorgna (on Twitter @Lavorgnanomics) who is a Managing Director and Chief Economist for the Americas at Natixis. Joe formerly worked for the White House as a Special Assistant to the President and Chief Economist of the National Economic Council where he was responsible for advising the President and the NEC Director on developments in the financial markets and the broader economy. Joe’s resume also includes time at Deutsche Bank where he was one of the leading economists on Wall Street. Joe also holds a Senior Fellow position at the America First Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C. based think tank. He was ranked as a top economist in the prestigious Institutional Investors’ All-Star Fixed Income Survey for over a decade, so he knows the world of finance inside and out.
Joe gives us insight on topics ranging from stagflation to a pending recession and tackles the important questions like, “Why is my gas so damn expensive and how can we fix it.” We also touch on the Fed and the Treasury and the dangers of their new policies that many consider overreaching and creeping away from its mission statement. Sit back and have a couple of drinks, because even if the news current might not be good, nobody wants to get “Mushed”.