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January 19, 2018


Kevin O’Neill joins us for hour one to discuss the pros and potential cons of the new GOP Tax Bill. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Author, Professor and Director of Governance Innovation, calls in from South Africa in an effort to dispel the importance of measuring economic health via GDP growth. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location previews Conference Championship Sunday in the NFL before talking markets. 

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Kevin O’Neill

Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday morning sports guy. His segment emphasizes what happens off the field as much as what happens on the field. All businesses have their intrigue, but the inner workings of sports organizations find their way into the public domain frequently. Unless a rant from the Chief spills into Kevin’s segment (not an unusual occurrence), he will highlight some of those sports related business issues; but be advised that those highlights usually come with an opinion. Read more.

LORENZO FIORAMONTI

Lorenzo Fioramonti is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance, and Associate Fellow at the United Nations University. He is the author of over 50 scientific articles and nine books. His most recent books are The World After GDP: Politics, Business and Society in the Post Growth EraHow Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics and Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World’s Most Powerful Number. All three books deal with the political interests behind economic statistics and the GDP ideology. He is the founder of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa (WE-Africa).

JOHN NEAL

John Neal directs PTI Securities & Futures’ Glendale, Arizona office serving the firm’s clients in the Phoenix metro area and across the Western U.S. He oversees day-to-day operations, including client services, investor education, staff management and marketing. John has more than 12 years of management experience in the securities and financial services industry. He joined PTI Securities in 2003 in this role. Prior to that time, he was a branch manager with Phoenix area firms, Granite Capital Management and, most recently, Independent Financial Management. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree in international management from Arizona State University in Tempe. Away from work, John enjoys reading, live music and outdoor activities. He also volunteers with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Lupus Foundation of America. Married with two children, John and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.

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