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Introducing the Geopolitical Economy Hour

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Radhika: Hi everyone, and welcome to this Geopolitical Economy Hour. I’m Radhika Desai. Michael: And I’m Michael Hudson. Radhika: Every fortnight we are going to meet for an hour to discuss major development in the fast-changing geopolitical economy of our twenty-first-century world. We’ll discuss international developments. We’ll discuss their roots in individual countries and regions. Continue Reading The post Introducing...

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Systemic Sponsors of Self-Interest

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Q & A transcript from our 4th Patreon event.  Please join Michael’s Patreon group as a Patreon Plus member, so that you too can join us and ask Michael any question at our next session in March.  Karl Fitzgerald (KF): To start off with our typical end-of-year topic: How have you seen this year’s economic Continue Reading The post Systemic Sponsors of Self-Interest first appeared on Michael Hudson.

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China the Change Agent – Patreon Q&A #3

Each quarter, Patreon Plus supporters can ask Michael questions. Here is a transcript of the most recent one, just in time for our next Q&A this Thursday. Please support Michael’s work via his Patreon page. Karl Fitzgerald: Alright, let’s get into it. We’ve got lots of good questions. Welcome, everyone. My name is Karl Fitzgerald. I’ve been Michael’s webmaster for over a decade now and yes, we’re so lucky to have Michael Hudson with us today. We’ve all read his books....

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Michael Hudson’s Patreon Q&A

It’s time for our quarterly Q&A with Michael! Please support Michael’s important work via his Patreon page. Theme: NATO’s provocative role in Eastern Europe. If you are a Patron Plus supporter on Patreon, you will be able to register. Anyone upgrading to Patron Plus at least 24 hours prior to the event is invited. **Register for the Q&A with the name and email on the Patreon account**

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Oligopoly Unchecked

Platypus interview on The Destiny of Civilization The destiny of civilization: An interview with Michael HudsonOn July 15, 2022, Platypus Affiliated Society member D. L. Jacobs interviewed Michael Hudson to discuss his new book, The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism (2022). An edited transcript follows. D. L. Jacobs: Can tell us about your background regarding Marxism and how you came to political economy?Michael Hudson: Well, I...

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EU Pressures

Questions from almayadeen TV, Lebanon. Mohammad Itmaizeh 1 – In light of the conditions that Europe is experiencing, in terms of high energy prices and the repercussions on the industrial sector, like the closure of factories and the high cost of production. In your opinion do European countries have the capacity and resources to prevent industrial investments from “escaping”? Especially since the US plans in general to restore industry to its lands, thus, it may represent...

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War and Debt to Rule

Cross posted from La Tribune Diplomatic International. French version Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your analysis of Mesopotamian times and the wise rule of Emperors embodied by the practice of the Jubilee (compared to the predation of oligarchies) resonate with the Islamic economic theory which forbids riba (meaning usury) and imposes that banks and creditors share the risk of investment or debt. It also seems something deeply rooted in our Arabic and North African traditions of...

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The Rentier Economy is a Free Lunch

The Real Progressives Live with Michael Hudson on The Destiny of Civilization [embedded content] [00:00:06] Luke Parcher: All right. For those who might not know me, I’m Luke Parcher, I’m a student and activist. I volunteer with Real Progressives. I’m on our leadership team and I also do a show on Sundays covering politics and current events, and I do some interviews throughout the week and things which you guys can find on Real Progress in Action. I want to quickly talk...

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Germany’s position in America’s New World Order

Germany has become an economic satellite of America’s New Cold War with Russia, China and the rest of Eurasia. Germany and other NATO countries have been told to impose trade and investment sanctions upon themselves that will outlast today’s proxy war in Ukraine. U.S. President Biden and his State Department spokesmen have explained that Ukraine is just the opening arena in a much broader dynamic that is splitting the world into two opposing sets of economic alliances....

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We Do Read Comments: Re Nader

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Some follow up comments to my appearance on the Ralph Nader show. I am looking forward to our next Q&A session with Patreon Plus supporters this Friday. Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash The post We Do Read Comments: Re Nader first appeared on Michael Hudson.

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