Posts Tagged ‘ wall st ’

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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How a $13 Trillion Cover Story was Written

June 17, 2011
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Free money creation to bail out America’s elite financial speculators, but not for Social Security or Medicare Only the “Crazies” Get the Bank Giveaway Right Financial crashes were well understood for a hundred years after they became a normal financial phenomenon in the mid-19th century. Much like the buildup of plaque deposits in human...

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Adam Smith critiques the Deficit Reduction Commission

December 6, 2010
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What would Adam Smith have said about the Bowles-Simpson economic report last week? What a pity the great free marketer was not around to serve on the Deficit Reduction Commission. He not only would have rolled over in his grave, he would have risen up wielding an ax to the fiscal proposals that are...

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Krugman, China and the role of finance.

November 22, 2010
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Here’s the quandary that the U.S. economy is in: The Fed’s quantitative easing policy– creating more liquidity so that banks can lend more – aims at helping the economy “borrow its way out of debt.” But banks are not lending more, for the simple reason that a third of U.S. real estate already is...

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That $50 Billion Infrastructure Plan

September 14, 2010
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Obama’s Thatcherite Gift to the Banks As published on Counterpunch I can smell the newest giveaway looming a mile off. The Wall Street bailout, health-insurance giveaway and support of real estate prices rather than mortgage-debt write-downs were bad enough, not to mention the Oil War’s Afghan extension. But now comes a topper: the $50...

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Global Financial Crisis – Inside America interview

April 19, 2010
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With Goldman Sachs finally feeling some pressure, it is an opportune time to look back at the scale of shock depicted in this October 2008 AlJazeera piece. Michael is one of the guests. See the second part here

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Wall Street Moves In for the Kill

February 17, 2010
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Wall Street’s War Against Main Street America Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson wrote an op-ed in The New York Times yesterday (Feb. 16) outlining how to put the U.S. economy on rations. Not in those words, of course. Just the opposite: If the government hadn’t bailed out Wall Street’s bad loans, he claims, “unemployment...

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Wall Street’s Power Grab

January 18, 2010
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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Hearings Counterpunch You almost could hear the bankers heave a sigh of relief when Haiti’s earthquake knocked the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearings off the front pages and evening news broadcasts last week. At stake, after all, is Wall Street’s power grab seeking to centralize policy control firmly in...

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Michael Hudson on US Economic Woes

July 24, 2009
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Ross Ashcroft goes to NY for Michael’s views on the state of the US Economy

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