Michael Hudson

A Radar for Common Sense

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Our Renegade Economists radio show is celebrating its 500th show next week. Here are some recent highlights: The International Union for Land Value Taxation’s Alanna Hartzok discusses the political implications of a world unable to comprehend the onslaught of record land prices, immigration and inequality. UN developments alongside water rights are also analysed. Check the […]

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Australia’s real lifters and leaners

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by Philip Soos When the infamous duo of Abbott and Hockey came to power in 2013, they embarked upon a polarising rhetoric of “lifters” versus “leaners” separating Australians into one of two camps. The split was a simple one: those who earn and engage in productive activity, indicated by making a revenue or wage and […]

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Australia’s housing bubble and the road to private serfdom

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by Philip Soos cross-posted from Independent Australia Banks, abetted by government, want you to keep getting crippling mortages to pay for vastly overpriced land, but the party can’t last forever. Over the last 20 years, housing has developed a reputation as a risk-free and high-gain asset. Property remains a coveted asset and can now be […]

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Currency Cold War Breakout

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In other news, our colleague Michael Hudson (who will appear on next week’s Renegade Economists radio show) provides his unique insight into geo-politics. Cross-posted from his site:   On December 8, the IMF’s Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice sent a note saying: “The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on […]

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Hudson: Geopolitical-Financialisation in 2015

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Cross-posted from The Saker The Saker: We hear that the Ukraine will have to declare a default, but that it will probably be a “technical” default as opposed to an official one. Some say that the decision of the Rada to allow Iatseniuk to chose whom to pay is already such a “technical default”. Is […]

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Hudson: Labor Incentives in the Ancient Near East

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Prof Michael Hudson on the Ancient Near East by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud 04/01/2015 An interview on the new Michael Hudson book – Labor in the Ancient World, the latest in the series on the Ancient Near East, co-edited with Piotr Steinkeller.  Karl: Welcome to the Renegade Economists with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. This week we’re stepping back […]

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Rating System Undermined

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Have u signed up to our Evolving Economics Enews yet? Subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber and noticed some of the links were missing in ‘The Private Earth’ section, they’ve been fixed below so you can connect to the interview with Michael Hudson. Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & […]

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Think Tank Times

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Think Tanks Blow Public Opinion: Prof Michael Hudson on the most influential US think tanks by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud Subscribe to the weekly Renegade Economists podcast Transcript Renegade Economists October 1, 2014: DOUBLETHINK TANKS, TAR SANDS, WATER & IMPERIALISM. Karl Fitzgerald: This week on the Renegade Economists we’re joined by Professor Michael Hudson, the author […]

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Trade Advantage Replaced by Rent Extraction

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This interview has gone viral with over a dozen sites posting it, including Naked Capitalism, Truth Out and Max Keiser. Prof Michael Hudson was interviewed on the Renegade Economists radio/ podcast entitled Crony Competition on the road to Unearned Income: Hudson gives a wrap on the economics of 2013 as we discuss Detroit, Iceland, Madoff, […]

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China: should land’s rental value be the basis of the tax system, or that of the financial system?

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by Professor Michael Hudson How can China avoid the “Western financial disease” – a real estate bubble followed by defaults and foreclosures? The U.S. and European economies originally sought to avoid this fate by taxing the location’s site value. A rent tax was the focus of Progressive Era reforms. Enacting a rent tax remains China’s […]

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