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Global Insecurity

[unable to retrieve full-text content]RADHIKA DESAI: Hello and welcome to the 19th Geopolitical Economy Hour, the program where we discuss the evolving political and geopolitical economy of our time. I’m Radhika Desai. MICHAEL HUDSON: And I’m Michael Hudson. And we bring you this program with the help of our host, Ben Norton, our videographer Paul Graham, and our transcriber Continue Reading The post Global Insecurity first appeared on Michael Hudson.

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The Dumb Luck of Dollar Hegemony

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Support Michael Hudson’s unique perspective by joining his Patreon group, where we hold these quarterly discussions. Next is Thurs Dec 7th. Karl: Welcome everyone to another quarterly session with Michael. We’ve got to come up with a good nickname with these (sessions). They’re great discussions and we like to have a fireside type conversation with Continue Reading The post The Dumb Luck of Dollar Hegemony first appeared on Michael...

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Were the Biblical Prophets Anti-Semitic?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]If the prophets of ancient Israel such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Malachi and Amos were alive today, Benjamin Netanyahu would accuse them of anti-Semitism for daring to describe his government as a travesty of what the Mosaic covenant was all about. A common thread running throughout the Jewish Bible – Christianity’s Old Testament – was Continue Reading The post Were the Biblical Prophets Anti-Semitic? first appeared on Michael...

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Twice as Important

[unable to retrieve full-text content]IMF showdown with China in Morocco, October 12, 2023 This year’s annual IMF/World Bank meetings in Morocco are the most explicitly confrontational yet by US/NATO diplomacy toward China and its fellow BRICS+ allies. It is not really rivalry, because US neoliberal financial policy is so different from the aims that the BRICS+ countries have been Continue Reading The post Twice as Important first appeared on Michael Hudson.

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A BRICS+ Bank: How would it really function?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]This first week of October has seen U.S. interest rates soar to the 5% level on long-term Treasury bonds. That has made long-term Treasuries one of most attractive investment vehicles in the world, or even the most attractive. One obvious result is that countries aiming to dedollarize their central-bank reserves would make an untimely decision Continue Reading The post A BRICS+ Bank: How would it really function? first appeared on Michael Hudson.

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The Looming War Against China

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Economic Logic has been Replaced by National Security Overrides The July NATO summit in Vilnius had the feeling of a funeral, as if they had just lost a family member – Ukraine. To clear away NATO’s failure to drive Russia out of Ukraine and move NATO right up to the Russian border, its members tried Continue Reading The post The Looming War Against China first appeared on Michael Hudson.

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ZIRP’s only Exit path is a Crash

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The United States’ Financial Quandary: ZIRP’s only Exit path is a Crash Abstract Interest-bearing debt grows exponentially, in an upsweep. The non-financial economy of production and consumption grows more slowly as income is diverted to carry the debt overhead. A crash occurs when a large part of the economy cannot pay its scheduled debt service. Continue Reading The post ZIRP’s only Exit path is a Crash first appeared on Michael...

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Should there really be a Supreme Court? 

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Its role always has been anti-democratic. Vested interests create “checks and balances” primarily to make political systems non-responsive to demands for social reform. Historically, therefore, the checks are politically unbalanced in practice. Instead of producing a happy medium, their effect often has been to check the power of the people to assert their interests at Continue Reading The post Should there really be a Supreme...

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America has Just Destroyed a Great Empire

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Herodotus (History, Book 1.53) tells the story of Croesus, king of Lydia c. 585-546 BC in what is now Western Turkey and the Ionian shore of the Mediterranean. Croesus conquered Ephesus, Miletus and neighboring Greek-speaking realms, obtaining tribute and booty that made him one of the richest rulers of his time. But these victories and Continue Reading The post America has Just Destroyed a Great Empire first appeared on Michael Hudson.

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