Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hudson on Capital Controls in FT today

October 19, 2010
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Michael writes on currency speculation in today’s Financial Times – Capital controls will follow the weak dollar. It is well worth registering to this excellent news source. Two weeks ago Brazil moved to deter speculators from pushing up its currency, doubling the tax on foreign investment in its government bonds. Last week Thailand acted...

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Why the IMF Meetings Failed

October 11, 2010
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And the Coming Capital Controls “Coming events cast their shadows forward.” – Goethe What is to stop U.S. banks and their customers from creating $1 trillion, $10 trillion or even $50 trillion on their computer keyboards to buy up all the bonds and stocks in the world, along with all the land and other...

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Who Wins?

October 3, 2010
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While Labor Unions celebrate Anti-Austerity Day in Europe, European Neoliberals raise the ante: Governments must Lower Wages or Suffer Financial Blackmail Most of the press has described Europe’s labor demonstrations and strikes on Wednesday in terms of the familiar exercise by transport employees irritating travelers with work slowdowns, and large throngs letting off steam...

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