Killing the Host – the book

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The book can be ordered in paperback or as an ebook:     KILLING THE HOST exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have gained control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and governments. The FIRE sector is responsible for today’s economic polarization (the 1% vs. the 99%) via favored tax status that inflates real estate prices while deflating the “real” economy of labor and production. The Great 2008 Bailout saved the banks but not the economy, and plunged the U.S., Irish, Latvian and Greek economies into debt deflation and austerity. This book describes how the phenomenon of debt deflation imposes austerity on the U.S. and European economies, siphoning wealth and income upward to the financial sector while impoverishing the ...

Book review: Killing the Host

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The first of hopefully many book reviews. Thanks to those who have already reviewed it on Amazon, we are off to a good start. Pam Martens from Wall St On Parade writes: The riveting writer, Michael Hudson, has read our collective minds and the simmering anger in our hearts. Millions of American have long suspected that their inability to get financially ahead is an intentional construct of Wall Street’s central planners. Now Hudson, in an elegant but lethal indictment of the system, confirms that your ongoing struggle to make ends meet is not a reflection of your lack of talent or drive but the only possible outcome of having a blood-sucking financial leech affixed to your body, your retirement plan, and your ...

Sovereignty in the Ancient Near East

Prof Michael Hudson on the Ancient Near East by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud 04/01/2015 An interview on the new book - Labor in the Ancient World, the latest in our series on the Ancient Near East, co-edited with Piotr Steinkeller. Support our work by buying a copy.  Karl: Welcome to the Renegade Economists with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. This week we’re stepping back in time, way back some 10,000 years BC into the world of archaeology, Egyptology and Assyriology. Yes, it’s time for another special with Professor Michael Hudson. That’s right, Michael Hudson back on the show, he’s got a new book called Labor in the Ancient World and I asked him to give a precis on the background to this very interesting study. ...

Updated edition – The Bubble and Beyond

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The updated edition of THE BUBBLE AND BEYOND, a chronicle of the on-going post-2008 financial collapse, is now available. It makes plain where money goes versus where it might go - and ought to go. Included: A NEW INDEX, a LIST OF 47 EXHIBITS (illustrations, charts, graphs and models), a BONUS CHAPTER and a BONUS SUMMARY, as well as contemporary quotes and author pull-out quotes. Purchase the new paperback edition here. Kindle. Thankyou for your support.

Finance Capitalism & Its Discontents on Kindle

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This collection contains the most important interviews and speeches that Professor Michael Hudson, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri (Kansas City), and president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends (ISLET) has given over the past decade (2003-2012). They span the political spectrum from COUNTERPUNCH.COM and KPFK radio’s GUNS AND BUTTER to iTULIP.COM and SANKT GEORGE in Berlin. It also includes his now-famous Rlmini, Italy, speeches that were given at a packed sports arena in early 2012 on the topic of how finance capitalism is pushing the world, starting with Europe, into austerity and neo-feudalism. Find it for Kindle, paperback here for £6.79

Finance Capitalism and its Discontents

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NEW BOOK: This collection contains the most important interviews and speeches that Professor Michael Hudson, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri (Kansas City), and president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends (ISLET) has given over the past decade (2003-2012). They span the political spectrum from COUNTERPUNCH.COM and KPFK radio's GUNS AND BUTTER to iTULIP.COM and SANKT GEORGE in Berlin. It also includes his now-famous Rlmini, Italy, speeches that were given at a packed sports arena in early 2012 on the topic of how finance capitalism is pushing the world, starting with Europe, into austerity and neo-feudalism. Available in paperback or kindle from Amazon.com for $19.95

Reality economics

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A review of Norbert Häring and Niall Douglas, Economists and the Powerful (London: Anthem Press, 2012). “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” And if they would destroy economies, they first create a wealthy class on top, and let human nature do the rest. The acquisition of power soon leads to its abuse, to economic and social hubris. By seeking to protect its gains, perpetuate itself and make its wealth hereditary, power elites lock in their position in ways that exclude and injure those below. Turning government into an oligarchy, the wealthy indebt and shift the tax burden onto the less powerful. It is an ancient tale. The Greeks got matters right in seeing how ...

The Bubble and Beyond on Kindle

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After many hours of formatting (thankyou Lynn), the new book The Bubble and Beyond can now be purchased for $10 from Kindle. Enjoy! Sales so far have been very good. The book would be on its second print if we were selling it traditionally. The print on demand function we are using is very effective. Thankyou for supporting independent thought, production and distribution. Tell your friends ;)

Review in the German Journal Intervention

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Rezensionen Michael Hudson (2003), Super Imperialism. The origin and Fundamentals of U. S. World Dominance, London (416 Seiten, broschiert, Pluto Press) »Der Dollar ist unser Geld, aber Euer Problem«, so wird die Einstellung der US-Regierung zur globalen Rolle der eigenen Währung gerne zitiert. Und tatsächlich scheint es so, als hätten vor allem die anderen Länder Probleme mit der US-Währung. Wertet der Dollar kräftig auf, wie zuletzt 1999 / 2000, so importieren die anderen Länder Inflation. Wertet der Dollar dagegen ab, so kommen die Exporte der anderen Industrieländer unter Druck. Nur die USA scheint dies alles wenig zu stören. Müssen sich andere Länder über die Außenstabilität ihrer Währung Sorgen machen, war es für die Vereinigten Staaten über Jahrzehnte selbstverständlich, praktisch jedes Leistungsbilanzdefizit mit Leichtigkeit ...

Review of Super Imperialism

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in FTD - Financial Times Deutschland (German edition of FT) Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of US World Dominance Michael Hudson. Pluto Press 2003, 425 Seiten, 32 €, ISBN 074531989 Unser Dollar, euer Problem Wie ein Volkswirt die finanzielle Grundlage der amerikanischen Vorherrschaft erklärt Von Sebastian Dullien Wieder einmal starren Wirtschaftsprognostiker Gebannt auf den Dollar-Kurs. Wird die USWährung weiter abwerten und alle Erholungshoffnungen für die Konjunktur in Europa zunichte machen? Wird gar der Greenback soweit abstürzen, dass Deutschland in die Deflation gleitet und ein zweites Japan wird? Wie so oft in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten ist das Wohl und Wehe der Weltwirtschaft derzeit eng mit der Entwicklung des Dollar verbunden. Und wie schon so oft stellt sich die US-Regierung auf den Standpunkt: „Der Dollar ist unser Geld, aber euer Problem.“ Tatsächlich: Gravierende Probleme mit ...