Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rating Junk Economics

April 28, 2011
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Michael Hudson critiques austerity measures amidst the global preference for crumbling economies over taxing privilege. Ratings Agencies, German banks and user pays come under the microscope.

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10 Million Foreclosures Matter

April 24, 2011
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Why Iceland Voted 'No'

April 11, 2011
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About 75% of Iceland’s voters turned out on Saturday to reject the Social Democratic-Green government’s proposal to pay $5.2 billion to the British and Dutch bank insurance agencies for the Landsbanki-Icesave collapse. Every one of Iceland’s six electoral districts voted in the “No” column – by a national margin of 60% (down from 93%...

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Will Iceland Vote “No” or commit financial suicide?

April 8, 2011
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A landmark fight is occurring this Saturday, April 9. Icelanders will vote on whether to subject their economy to decades of poverty, bankruptcy and emigration of their work force. At least, that is the program supported by the existing Social Democratic-Green coalition government in urging a “Yes” vote on the Icesave bailout. Their financial...

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Greenspan Returns to De-Regulation

April 4, 2011
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His Old Time Religion was right after all. It all seems so long ago! On October 23, 2008, Alan Greenspan choked up a mea culpa for his deregulatory policy as Federal Reserve Chairman. “Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders’ equity, myself included, are in a...

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Where to Spend Norway's Oil Rents

April 2, 2011
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Professor Hudson was recently in Norway and interviewed on NRK. Take your pick, the first file has the Norwegian edited out, so excuse a few jumps in topic. The second is the full podcast. Listen (3 mins) Listen to the Norwegian version (34 mins)

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