SEASON 1

Your place for the business of space

SAMSON WILLIAMS

Xenoanthropologist

Samson is a classically trained anthropologist, finance and public health expert who advises Fortune 100 companies, Executives and startups in Dubai, Washington, DC and Dublin, Ireland. Samson learned his craft as Emergency Manager at Fannie Mae 2008 - 2016 and has since gone on to be a leading advisor to banks and financial institutions in the Dubai / Middle East North Africa region. Samson’s focus is helping firms understand the latest human trends in fintech, digital transformation, the Space Economy and Low Earth Orbit entrepreneurship so that they can make profitable decisions for their bottom lines. Follow Samson on Twitter/Instagram @MilkyWayEconomy or reach out to him on LinkedIn to follow the latest insights in his academic and market research.

GEORGE PULLEN

Chief Space Economist

George is a free-market economist, with twenty years of experience as a strategic, analytical, problem solver. Prior to joining Space Channel, he learned his craft serving as an executive as a banker, broker, hedge fund trader, economist and lecturer. His areas of market expertise, research, and publishing include: healthcare, energy, blockchain, rare earths, derivatives, trading, defense innovation, AI/ML, risk modeling, crowdfunding and Space Economics. For the last decade has been refining his economic philosophies as Senior Economist at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is driven by a curiosity and passion for convergence, connecting people and ideas across diverse disciplines and finding new questions that need answers. George splits his time between DC and Maine. He was once and is always a US Marine and is an alumni of UMaine and Johns Hopkins. He has a wonderful wife and four beautiful kids. 

Follow George on Twitter/Instagram @MilkyWayEconomy, catch his newest episodes and analysis on Space Channel or reach out to him on LinkedIn to follow the latest insights in his economic, finance and market Space research.

 

**GEORGE PULLEN’S OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER

The Space Economy Show and Mr. Pullen’s role as Chief Space Economist for Space Channel does not relate to his official position with the United States Government. In accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 209 the activity takes place outside his official government position and is not undertaken as part of his service in the executive branch as Senior Economist at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Additionally, following 5 C.F.R § 5101.103(c) prior outside activity approval includes agreements related to Milky Way Economy, LLC and its joint production, talent, distribution and other agreements with Space Channel. Further, he was not invited by a related party to enter into these agreements and was undertaken based on personal interest, research and expertise in the topic. Members of the public should know clearly that this is not a product of any agency’s official speech or official position but undertaken as the exercise of Mr. Pullen’s free speech as a citizen of the United States. 

Moreover, the content of The Space Economy Show does not relate to any of his official duties because it is not a topic of his presently assigned duties as Senior Economist at the CFTC or any of his duties within the past year. The information conveyed through the show or other speaking for the Space Channel does not draw upon nonpublic CFTC information or substantially on ideas or official data that are nonpublic information as defined in 5 C.F.R § 2635.703(b). 

The views expressed by Mr. Pullen are made in his personal capacity and are based upon his personal research and independent understanding of Space Economics, and does not necessarily represent the views of the CFTC, its Commissioners, or the United States government.  Nor does his personal views constitute or imply any CFTC or United States Government endorsement of, or preferential treatment to ward, any non-federal entity.

 

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