Reciprocal Ignorance: East-West

By Permalink Geopolitical Economy Hour, September 23, 2023.  BRICS or NATO? G20 or G77? Summits debate changing world order RADHIKA DESAI: Hello and welcome to the 17th Geopolitical Economy Hour, the show that examines the fast-changing political and geopolitical economy of our times. I’m Radhika Desai. MICHAEL HUDSON: And I’m Michael Hudson. RADHIKA DESAI: And today we are joined once again by the incomparable Pepe Escobar. Welcome back, Pepe. PEPE ESCOBAR: Hi, everybody. Great pleasure to be with you both. RADHIKA DESAI: Great. So Pepe and Michael and I are going to discuss the apparently unending series of summits and read their tea leaves to see what they tell us about how the world is changing. And that summitry has been pretty exhausting. There was the fateful NATO summit in July, where much to his chagrin, President Zelensky failed ...

Financial Conquest So Insidious

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On this episode of RT's Going Underground, we speak to former Wall Street Financial Analyst Michael Hudson, author of ‘The Collapse of Antiquity’. He discusses the origins of debt stemming from the oligarchy-dominated Ancient Greek and Roman ‘democracies’, the tradition of debt cancellation, and how the Roman and Greek oligarchies marked a turning point in history by using debt as a weapon of societal control. He goes on to explain how oligarchic control of entire countries in contemporary late-stage capitalism has evolved through the US-dominated IMF and World Bank, why financial conquest has been far more deadly than military conquest, and much more. Image by csk from Pixabay