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How Brazil Can Defend Against Financialization

September 16, 2010
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and Keep Its Economic Surplus for Itself CDES Conference, Brasilia, September 17, 2010 I would like to place this seminar’s topic, ‘Global Governance,’in the context of global control, which is what ‘governance’ is mainly about. The word (from Latin gubernari, cognate to the Greek root kyber) means ‘steering’. The question is, toward what goal...

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China's Policy Checkmate

July 27, 2010
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Interview with Xulin Dong May 2010 DX: You have strongly advocated the use of taxation as a most effective and desirable way to prevent real-estate bubble. Now in the Chinese media there’s a good deal of discussion about the need to re-design China’s real-estate tax regime. In particular, about the merit of a US...

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Latvia’s Third Option

July 8, 2010
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Neither Devaluation nor Austerity, but Tax Restructuring A shortened version was published in today’s Financial Times. As Europe’s banking crisis deepens, Greece’s and Spain’s fiscal crisis spreads throughout Europe and the US economy stalls, most discussions of how to stabilize national finances assume that only two options are available: “internal devaluation” – shrinking the...

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Banks Profit Going Up and Down

June 28, 2010
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Michael Hudson on Renegade Economists Radio discussing China’s looming isolationism, the background on G20 austerity plans plus a few serves on what economics should be looking at. Hudson appears at the 2 minute mark. Audio – 22/06/2010 Subscribe to the Renegade Economists podcast

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Austerity for Prosperity

June 28, 2010
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Europe Sacrifices Labour for Finance

June 26, 2010
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The “New Austerity” Road Europe is committing fiscal suicide – and will have little trouble finding allies at this weekend’s G-20 meetings in Toronto. Despite the deepening Great Recession threatening to bring on outright depression, European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet and prime ministers from Britain’s David Cameron to Greece’s George Papandreou (president...

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NeoLiberalism and the Counter-Enlightenment

May 27, 2010
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Religious Conversion: from Theology to the Temple of Mammon

May 24, 2010
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The Friedman Institute upgrades Theology to condone Neoliberal Greed What would Jesus Say? Many academics recently received a petition signed by 111 University of Chicago faculty members, explaining that “without any announcement to its own community, has commissioned Ann Beha Architects, a Boston firm, to remake the Chicago Theological Seminary building into...

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Euro-Bankers Demand of Greece

May 10, 2010
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The wealthy won’t pay their taxes, so labor must do so. As published in Counterpunch The “Greek bailout” should have been called what it is: a TARP for German and other European bankers and global currency speculators. The money is being provided by other governments (mainly the German Treasury, cutting back its domestic spending)...

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Trouble in Europe, China

May 5, 2010
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Based on an interview with Eric Janszen of iTulip April 10, 2010 On April 10, 2010 I caught up with Michael Hudson and he was in rare form. Readers know that my personal view is that much of the right wing of the political spectrum doesn’t know what the problem is and all of...

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