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EU Fracking Wedge

September 16, 2014
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An interview with Radio Voice of Russia, World Service on Ukrainian sovereignty in the face of IMF loans, the push for fracking by US interests and how corruption lurks in the background. Is this Ukrainian pressure part of an EU fracking wedge on behalf of certain interests? According to this perspective, food sovereignty is...

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Losing Credibility: The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine

September 9, 2014
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By Michael Hudson In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. Normal IMF practice is to lend only up to twice a country’s quote in...

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IMF Loans for Ukraine’s disadvantage

September 1, 2014
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Just as happened in Greece, the IMF is causing problems. Why does the Washington consensus continue to make prices more rather than less expensive? A short news piece on RT news.

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America Unzipped

August 17, 2014
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The latest instalment of the Hudson-Keiser interview series, this time on Russian sanctions and the affect on the US dollar subsidy. How many times can America hurt it’s economic prospects? Read my book the Super Imperialism to understand how the 1972 trends play out.

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Washington Consensus Encloses Ukraine

August 4, 2014
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More at The Real News The Real News Network West looks to ramp up gas production, as Vice President Biden’s son named leader in Ukrainian gas company Burisma – August 4, 2014 JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. And welcome to this edition of The...

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S for Saint Simon

July 31, 2014
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Part S in the Insider’s Economic Dictionary S-curve: The typical shape of growth in nature, such as human beings whose height tapers off as they reach maturity. They also typify most business cycles, which taper off after an upswing as employment, raw-materials and resource limits are approached and wages and commodity prices rise, slowing...

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US Fracking EU Sovereignty

July 30, 2014
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Explosive! More to come on the Washington Consensus’ latest trickery.

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Vulture Funds trump Argentinian sovereignty

July 24, 2014
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More at The Real News PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review a case in which vulture funds sued to make the Argentinian government pay them 100 percent of the value of bonds, which they purchased for a fraction of...

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Escaping the dollar

July 19, 2014
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More at The Real News Is the New BRICS Bank a Challenge to US Global Financial Power? Michael Hudson and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the significance of the new international development bank created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – 6 min ago Michael Hudson is a Distinguished Research Professor of...

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Bank for Settlements annual report: Tax labor to pay bondholders.

July 12, 2014
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On Boom Bust we discuss the Bank of International Settlements Report and where the US macroeconomy is heading. Starts about 4 minutes in.

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