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Robert Paul Wolff — “The Future of Socialism” (article)

I  (Tom Hickey) recommend reading this paper now that "socialism" is the new buzz word. You may recall Professor Wolff from The Poverty of Liberalism, In Defense of Anarchy, and A Critique of Pure Tolerance (with Herbert Marcuse and Barrington Moore, Jr.), which were popular at the time of the "countercultural revolution" in the Sixties and Seventies. He also published scholarly works on Emmanuel Kant and Karl Marx. He blogs at The Philosopher's Stone, which I follow and occasionally offer...

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Peter Ireland — Modern Monetary Theory, Green New Deal Harken Us to Look Back at ’70s

Thoughtful reflection on historical precedent. These observations are particularly useful because they point to an intellectually rigorous way in which debates over the wisdom of the Green New Deal and the usefulness of MMT might be resolved: by examining more carefully the political and economic history of the 1970s. Was the high inflation of that decade a consequence of excessive money growth, engineered by the Fed to relieve budgetary pressures—the source of the “anguish” in Burns’...

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The Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos 4/4: A Four-Part Interview With Michael Hudson: A New “Reality Economics” Curriculum Is Needed (Part 4)-John Siman interviews Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson — On Finance, Real Estate And The Powers Of NeoliberalismUp in Arms Michael Hudson | President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Guest Professor at Peking University

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The Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos: A Four-Part Interview With Michael Hudson: (Part 3)-John Siman interviews Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson — On Finance, Real Estate And The Powers Of NeoliberalismThe DNA of Western civilization is financially unstableMichael Hudson | President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Guest Professor at Peking University

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The Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos: A Four-Part Interview With Michael Hudson: Mixed Economies Today, Compared To Those Of Antiquity (Part 2) — John Siman interviews Michael Hudson

Mixed Economies and Monopoly Michael Hudson — On Finance, Real Estate And The Powers Of NeoliberalismThe Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos: A Four-Part Interview With Michael Hudson: Mixed Economies Today, Compared To Those Of Antiquity (Part 2)Michael Hudson | President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Guest Professor at Peking...

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Umair Haque — The Birth of Predatory Capitalism—How the Free World Took Four Giant Leaps to Self-Destruction

A (successful) American politician who cries: “God is a white supremacist!”Neo-nazis in the Bundestag. The extreme right rising in Italy. Poland’s authoritarians purging its Supreme Court . How did we get here? To a world where the forces of intolerance and indecency are on the rise, and those of decency, wisdom, and civilization are waning? Is something like a new Dark Age falling? I think it has everything to do with predatory capitalism, and so I want to tell you a story. Of how it...

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Adrian Kuzminski — Understanding Populism

American populists are largely reactive and somewhat confused. They don’t know what hit them. And they don’t know their own, often forgotten, history. Nineteenth-century American populists were not socialists, but small-scale capitalists. They were farmers, artisans, and professionals. Private enterprise was central to their values, and they wanted to preserve it for ordinary citizens like themselves. The ideal was to own your own business, not to work for a corporation. Populists fought to...

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Michael Hudson — FT: Wiping the slate clean: is it time to reconsider debt forgiveness?

I don't link to FT since it is behind a paywall (although FT Alphaville is not, but free registration may be required). Michael Hudson provides access to a recent article by Gillian Tett on debt forgiveness.Michael Hudson — On Finance, Real Estate And The Powers Of NeoliberalismFT: Wiping the slate clean: is it time to reconsider debt forgiveness?Michael Hudson | President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished...

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