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District of Confusion

December 1, 2021


Wayne Madsen of Wayne Madsen Report is back this morning for hour one talking DC Politics, a lack of Independents in Washington, and much more. Russell Rhoads joins us for hour two to talk down markets, the college football coaching carousel, and Fed Chairman Powell announcing the retirement of the word ‘transitory’.

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WAYNE MADSEN

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and columnist. He has written for The Village Voice, The Progressive, Counterpunch, Online Journal, CorpWatch, Multinational Monitor, News Insider, In These Times, and The American Conservative. His columns have appeared in The Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.

Madsen has been a regular contributor on RT and PressTV. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows.  He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and a terrorism investigation judicial inquiry of the French government.

Madsen has some thirty-five years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Madsen was a Senior Fellow for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy public advocacy organization.

Mr. Madsen is a member of the National Press Club.

RUSSELL RHOADS

Russell Rhoads is the associate clinical professor of financial management at the Kelley Business School at IUPUI. His areas of expertise include behavioral finance, derivatives, market volatility, financial markets and bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Rhoads most recently was a clinical professor of finance and director of the Master of Science in Finance Program at Loyola University in Chicago, where he taught corporate finance, investments, derivatives, investment banking and financial ethics, among other topics. He also has worked as the head of research and consulting at EQDerivatives; Head of Derivative Research at TABB Group; Director of Education at CBOE Global Markets and as a portfolio manager, equity option trader and equity analyst at a number of companies.

Rhoads is pursuing his PhD in strategic management through Oklahoma State University, where his dissertation topic is: The Impact of Firm Reputation and Visibility on Portfolio Manager Decision Making. He has a Master of Science in finance from the University of Memphis. He also has published several books on investments and option trading, and he published articles in the International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Research and the Journal of Global Business Management. For the Kelley School, Rhoads will teach intermediate investments, financial management and fixed income and equity evaluation.