Obama’s Blame Game

June 15, 2012
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Michael on RT News.  

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Paul Krugman’s Economic Blinders

May 14, 2012
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In Mr. Krugman’s reading, private debts need not be written down or the tax system made more efficient. It is to be better subsidized – mainly with easier bank credit and more government spending. So I am afraid that his book might as well have been subtitled “How the Economy can Borrow its Way...

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Learning from the Eurocrisis

May 10, 2012
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Transcript Headlines around the world greeted the election results in Greece and France as a rejection of austerity programs by the electors of those countries. Well, what can Americans learn from the results of these elections and from the crisis in the eurozone? Now joining us to talk about all of this is Michael...

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Firing Alan Greenspan

May 10, 2012
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During the interview for the documentary Real Estate 4 Ransom, Prof Michael Hudson discussed Greenspan’s reputation in his formative days on Wall St, revealing a controversial 1966 incident. Transcript Why are real wages falling? MH: They’ve (wages) been going down because essentially the economy shifted radically throughout the world, starting in 1979, when Margaret...

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Fraud and Economics

April 25, 2012
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Another Keiser – Hudson discussion. Michael starts about half way through in analysis of austerity, debt and fraudulent conveyance.

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Productivity, The Miracle of Compound Interest and Poverty

April 22, 2012
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The bank regulators did not urge the government to tax real estate more. That would have squeezed homeowners on their bank loans – and left less new rental income to be capitalized into new bank loans. But it would have enabled the government to reduce its heavy taxes on employment. This was not the...

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EU IMF'd

April 18, 2012
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Lauren Lyster presses Michael Hudson on the desire for EU budget surpluses.

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Austerity still?

April 14, 2012
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Michael Hudson’s presentation for the session “The Challenge of DeLeveraging and Overhangs of Debt II: The Politics and Economics of Restructuring” at the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin. April 13, 2012.

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Geithner Turfed Out by EU Bankers

April 13, 2012
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Prof Hudson appears on the Renegade Economists radio show to discuss the economic growth trap, compound interest, Sumeria, the corruption of economics and how US interests are flexing in the debate over what constitutes a CDO default in the EU. This interview was conducted just days before Greece was given another reprieve. Recorded March...

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Debts that can’t be paid, won’t be

April 10, 2012
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An excerpt from a paper published for the conference Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics. I am speaking to this paper in Berlin this week. The full paper can be downloaded from their website (PDF). A common denominator runs throughout recorded history: a rising proportion of debts cannot be paid. Adam Smith remarked that...

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Functional Finance

March 30, 2012
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States and cities have been convinced to lower the property tax burden and to take an income tax and a sales tax and the worst, most anti-labour, tax of all—your value added tax. Your value added tax is intruding onto the market and shrinking it and preventing you from buying the goods...

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Federal Reserve System

March 26, 2012
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An interview with Michael Hudson published on the Russian website Terra America (TA). What is the place of the Federal Reserve System in the American financial and economic structure? Prior to the Federal Reserve’s founding in 1913, U.S. monetary policy was conducted by the Treasury. Like the Fed, it had district sub-treasuries that performed...

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Film: Real Estate 4 Ransom

March 15, 2012
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Michael Hudson features in this 40 min documentary on the role property speculation and public finance had on this Great Recession. What role does economics itself have to blame for policy failure? More details Real Estate 4 Ransom from Real Estate 4 Ransom on Vimeo.

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MMT as the Austerity Alternative

March 13, 2012
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Michael appeared on Guns and Butter alongside Assoc Professor Stephanie Kelton in Rimini. Listen to the interview aired March 7th. Make sure you read Michael’s piece on Our Very Oscar Night in Rimini for more background. “There IS An Alternative To European Austerity: Modern Money Theory (MMT)” with Stephanie Kelton and Michael Hudson in...

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Jobs Commentary

March 13, 2012
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Michael appeared on RT news to discuss the latest unemployment figures amongst other current affairs issues.

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Keiser Hudson

March 8, 2012
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Michael appears about half way through.

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Our Very Own Oscar Night in Rimini

February 27, 2012
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Such is the censorial spirit of neoliberal monetary austerity. Its motto is TINA: There Is No Alternative, and it wants to keep matters this way. As long as it can suppress discussion of how many better alternatives there are, the hope is that the public will remain acquiescent as their living standards shrink and...

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Wall Street's Capital Gain Plan

February 27, 2012
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Well, the problem is is the financial time frame is very short-term. It's hit and run. They're into making a bundle as quick as they can on one project and then go on to the next project. And they leave an economy loaded down with debt, which is what you have from the corporate...

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Greek Strategy

February 15, 2012
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Michael Hudson on the Greek experiment. More at The Real News The Greek crisis is being used to find out how far finance can drive down wages and privatize the public sector. Michael Hudson interviewed by Paul Jay Note: This is my editing of an interview Professor Michael Hudson gave to The Real News...

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Good Bank Bad Bank

February 8, 2012
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As printed in FAZ Feuilleton, 06.02.2012 Schuldenkrise – Gute Bank, böse Bank Warum kapitulieren die Staaten vor der Macht der Banken? Es gibt Beispiele genug in der Geschichte für eine Politik, bei der die Banken produktive Aufgaben hatten. Von MICHAEL HUDSON Wenn es in der Schuldenkrise einen Silberstreif am Horizont gibt, dann ist es...

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