Posts Tagged ‘ IMF ’

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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Stockholm Syndrome in the Baltics

May 6, 2014
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Stockholm Syndrome in the Baltics

Latvia’s Neoliberal War Against Labor and Industry Published in The Contradictions of Austerity: The socio-economic costs of the neoliberal Baltic model Edited by Jeffrey Sommers & Charles Woolfson This article examines how neoliberal policymakers trained in the United States captured Latvia’s economic policy to impose pro-rentier, pro-bank, anti-labor tax and financial policies. Latvia’s national...

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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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IMF the Economic Hangman

July 8, 2011
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Michael on the Keiser Report, discussing the role of finance in the EU debt crisis. How does Wall St and the IMF fit into the picture? Michael comes on at the 14 minute mark. Download the Hudson only portion of the interview

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Schemes of the Rich and Greedy

November 24, 2010
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Tax-Avoidance – The Worst is Yet to Come “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” “The Rich Boy,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald The 30-year campaign of the wealthy to rig our economic system – especially the tax component – for their own benefit will accelerate with...

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Who Wins?

October 3, 2010
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While Labor Unions celebrate Anti-Austerity Day in Europe, European Neoliberals raise the ante: Governments must Lower Wages or Suffer Financial Blackmail Most of the press has described Europe’s labor demonstrations and strikes on Wednesday in terms of the familiar exercise by transport employees irritating travelers with work slowdowns, and large throngs letting off steam...

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Hudson on Austerity Measures, Latvia Visit

June 8, 2010
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Michael appears at the 13.40 minute mark.

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Gordon Brown spills the beans on the IMF: Make Iceland pay for Incompetent British Bank Deregulation

May 11, 2009
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Counterpunch Last month the G-20 authorized the International Monetary Fund to increase its loan resources to $1 trillion. It’s not hard to see why. Weakening currencies in the post-Soviet states threaten to raise default rates on foreign-currency mortgages as collapse of the Baltic real estate bubble drags down Swedish banks, while the Hungarian property...

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Poland, the Euro, and the Dollar's Double Standard

September 1, 2004
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Published in Fakt (Warsaw) Poland’s vote to join the European Community has put an end to the centuries of military rivalries that have long devastated the nation and its neighbors. Entry into the EC makes future internecine wars unthinkable. That was the easy decision to make. Poland now must confront the financial issue dividing...

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