Reality Check

Reality Check was started by CEO, Richard Loomis, and Jim Puplava of the Financial Sense News Hour to discuss the reality of Energy, Finance and Politics and their undeniable connection. The series covered the very real issues surrounding Energy and the nuances of politics and finance.

Started in 2008, the series ran through 2010 and focused on the high prices, the low prices and the recovery. Richard and Jim got into heated discussions about the media coverage, the policy decisions, the tax issues and the ever increasing need for hydrocarbon energy.

Watching the videos today is very interesting. The topics are relevant even though they were shot for a different time. It seems the more things change the more they stay the same.


Richard Loomis is a seasoned media professional with experience in print, web, video and television, spanning the last 25 years, He has held management roles in sales, operations, web development and video production. Mr. Loomis has started 5 publications, two television series, developed a number of websites, handled the PR, advertising and public outreach for both pubic and private companies, interviewed over 500 CEOs and written countless articles on Energy and the politics of energy.

Mr. Puplava is an asset manager and financial professional who has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, ABC News: Nightline, The Wall Street Transcript, The Huffington Post, and the documentary film, "The End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless," among other publications and media sources. His experience in financial media began in 1988, with his hosting of Financial Sense Talkradio on various radio stations in San Diego. Today, he continues his weekly Financial Sense Newshour broadcasts and writes thought-provoking commentary for Financial Sense online, and oversees the portfolio management team at Puplava Financial Services, Inc. and Puplava Securities, Inc.

Other Episodes:

Oil Shock Part II, the supply side of demand.

Energy Taxes, once implemented they are here to stay.