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Banking on Land Rent

by Dirk Bezemer and Michael Hudson As published in the World Economic Association’s World Economic Review Vol #1. Borrowed from Michael Hudson’s website, where you can find details of his new book The Bubble and Beyond. ABSTRACT Current macroeconomics...

The Weaponisation of Economic Theory

by Michael Hudson Europe’s three needs: a debt write-down, a real central bank, and a more efficient tax system Brussels Talk, Madariaga College, Governing Globalisation in a World Economy in Transition, June 27, 2012 Courtesy of michael-hudson.com What can Europe...

Wall Street’s $13 Trillion Cover Story

photo credit: M J M Michael Hudson Free money creation to bail out America’s elite financial speculators, but not for Social Security or Medicare Only the “Crazies” Get the Bank Giveaway Right Kindly borrowed from Michael-Hudson.com Financial crashes were well...

How Financial Oligarchy Supplants Sovereignty

photo credit: George Laoutaris Will Greece Let EU Central Bankers Run Riot Over Sovereignty? Michael Hudson When Greece exchanged its drachma for the euro in 2000, most voters were all for joining the Eurozone. Their hope was that it would ensure stability, and that...

Liberate labor and enterprise

photo credit: mtsofan Panics do not destroy capital – they merely reveal the extent to which it has previously been destroyed by its betrayal in hopelessly unproductive works.” – John Mills* “Credit Cycles and the Origins of Commercial Panics”, 1867. Around the...

Hudson on G20, Currency Wars – Democracy Now!

Michael Hudson as interviewed by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now! Summary: The Federal Reserve will pump $600 billion more into the U.S. economy and keep interest rates at historical low levels. The short-term impact of the Fed’s move—known as...

Systemic Analysis: How Close Can One Get?

Watch this masterful animation to an excellent speech by social theorist David Harvey: Continue on by reading two pieces in the world leading Financial Times newspaper. One by Michael Hudson on Latvia’s Third Option: As Europe’s banking crisis deepens, Greece’s...