Animal Spirits: Richer Than Ever

This week’s Animal Spirits with Michael & Ben is supported by YCharts:

Mention Animal Spirits and receive 20% off your subscription price when you initially sign up for the service.

We discuss:

  • Is the housing market finally cooling off a tad?
  • Rich author, poor readers
  • The psychology behind market crash predictions
  • Why bailouts are here to stay
  • Sports gambling is going mainstream
  • Options are now more heavily traded than stocks
  • Converting your paycheck to crypto
  • Why all-time high mortgage debt isn’t as scary as it sounds
  • How much does the average down payment for a house cost these days?
  • There is simply too much money in everything right now
  • The potential downsides of buy now, pay later
  • Some Covid-related problems that are still surprisingly lingering
  • Why doesn’t anyone watch awards shows anymore?
  • The worst series finale I’ve ever watched and much more

Listen here:

Stories mentioned:

Books mentioned:

Charts mentioned:

Contact us at with any questions, comments, feedback or recommendations.

Follow us on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Check out our t-shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and other assorted swag here and here.

Subscribe here: