Posts Tagged ‘ Euro ’

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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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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Hudson, Keiser on 2012 Imperialism

January 29, 2012
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See Dr Hudson with Max Keiser in On the Edge as they sift through the latest issues including the EU, Ron Paul, Austrian economics, Iran and the role of the US dollar.

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Degredation of Democracy

December 7, 2011
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Michael appears on Capital Account to discuss his two most recent articles, Democracy & Debt and Europe’s Transition from Social Democracy to Oligarchy.

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Consent Needed for Debt Repayments

November 1, 2011
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Hudson on the odious nature of debts encouraged by the banksters but repaid by the people through austerity.

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Trade Theory Financialized

October 26, 2011
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To secure its privileges and tax favoritism, the financial sector opposes government power to tax or regulate. Fighting under the banner of “free markets,” it is now fighting to centralize economic planning power in Wall Street, the City of London and other financial centers. What is remarkable is that under ostensibly democratic politics, an...

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Debt Deflation on the rise

September 18, 2011
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Michael Hudson on Bonnie Faulkner’s Guns & Butter. Listen Here Guns and Butter: “Debt Deflation in Europe and America” Edited Interview by Bonnie Faulkner with Michael Hudson, September 2, 2011 (first aired on Pacifica, September 14, 2011). “Without consumption, markets are going to shrink. Companies won’t invest, stores will close, “for rent” signs will...

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Euro SOS Debate

September 12, 2011
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During the the Global Policy Forum (Russia), Jeffrey Sommers and Michael Hudson discussed the future of the EU with Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn.

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German Taxpayers Willingly Subsidise Bankers

August 11, 2011
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NY Times, August 11, 2011 A debate between five economists on “Why Aren’t Germans Protesting?” Rightly Disgusted at the Banks A bailout, like any other government expenditure, is a tax. Someone must pay all this money. And it is unfair to tax the broad population to pay for a special interest. Instead of being...

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