Gaza: The Strategic Imperative

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​PROF. MICHAEL HUDSON, THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF GAZA. - Ania K https://www.youtube.com/live/gNu_OGbqyWk   ANIA: Hello, everyone. Welcome back to my channel. Today I have with me for the fourth time, I'm still counting, a very, very special guest, one of the best professors in economics and financial analysts in the world. And I'm very glad we are reconnecting with Professor Hudson again. I want to start this live stream with asking all of you to check all my links down below this live stream, because being on other platforms, especially nowadays, is very important. So you have my locals there, you have mailing lists, and every other link if you choose to support my work as well. Also, Professor Hudson's three links. You have the website (michael-hudson.com), Patreon (patreon.com/michaelhudson), and all the books ...

Free Speech and Platform Media

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l3EbRUOGsI   RADHIKA DESAI: Hello and welcome to the 26th 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 working behind the scenes to bring you our show every fortnight are our host, Ben Norton, our videographer, Paul Graham, and our transcriber, Zach Weisser. In our last two shows, we looked at China's economy and where it was headed, busting major Western myths about it, and highlighting the differences between the Chinese and US economies that explain the dynamism of the former and the productive decline of the latter. We spoke about how China was embarked on engineering the next industrial revolution through a major structural transformation, not only to continue its high growth, but also to ...

Watching the World Divide in Half

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https://youtu.be/KE0zs4J84Gw Hudson Patreon Q&A 2023Q4 - Dec 8 Support Michael's incredible work by becoming a Patreon. He needs it now more than ever (read below) KARL FITZGERALD: All right, well let's get into it. Okay. Welcome everyone to our final Q&A session for 2023. Always good to be with you. My name is Karl Fitzgerald, I am an economist and Michael's webmaster of about 14 years now so always good to have our patreons here. And just so good to be with the prolific Michael Hudson, who has yet another book coming up. I hope everyone's speed reading skills are improving, because they're just coming out one after the other, Michael. MICHAEL HUDSON: "The Temples of Enterprise." It's all of my academic essays on the origins of money in the ancient Near East, the ...

Labour in the Ancient Near East

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  A new transcription of an earlier recording. One of the first interviews where Michael talked about the Ancient Near East. KARL FITZGERALD: 3CR, radio that's independent, progressive and making a difference. And welcome to The Renegade Economist with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. This week, we're stepping back in time, way back some 10,000 years BC, into the world of archaeology, Egyptology and Assyriology. Yes, it's time for another special with Professor Michael Hudson. That's right. Michael Hudson back on the show.  He's got a new book called "Labor in the Ancient World". And I asked him to give us a bit of a precis on the background to this very interesting process. Hang on for another riveting conversation here on 3CR's Renegade Economists.  MICHAEL HUDSON: It's a symposium of a group put together ...

Germany as Collateral Damage in America’s New Cold War

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As published in Berliner Zeitung. The dismantling of German industry since 2022 is collateral damage in America’s geopolitical war to isolate China, Russia and allied countries whose rising prosperity and self-sufficiency is viewed as an unacceptable challenge to U.S. hegemony. To prepare for what promises to be a long and costly fight, U.S. strategists made a pre-emptive move in 2022 to turn Europe away from its trade and investment relations with Russia. In effect, they asked Germany to commit industrial suicide and become a U.S. dependency. That made Germany the first and most immediate target in America’s New Cold War. Upon taking office in January 2021, Joe Biden and his national-security staff declared China to be America’s number one enemy, viewing its economic success as an existential threat to U.S. hegemony. To ...

China in Charts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isJR5dS27qA (China Part 2/2) RADHIKA DESAI: Hello and welcome to the 25th Geopolitical Economy Hour, the show that examines the fast-changing political and geopolitical economy of our time. I'm Radhika Desai. MICHAEL HUDSON: And I'm Michael Hudson. RADHIKA DESAI: And working behind the scenes to bring you our show every fortnight are our host, Ben Norton, our videographer, Paul Graham, and our transcriber, Zach Weisser. Today we are going to take up where we left off last week on the subject of China's future. What is it to be? Economic decline, as frequently predicted by Western pundits? Or is China going to be launching the next industrial revolution? And as last time, we have with us Professor Mick Dunford, Professor Emeritus of Geography at Sussex University, and now working at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. ...

China: Local Flowers Bloom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K1Vku1SDd8 RADHIKA DESAI: Hello and welcome to the 24th Geopolitical Economy Hour, the show that examines the fast-changing political and geopolitical economy of our time. I’m Radhika Desai. MICHAEL HUDSON: I’m Michael Hudson. RADHIKA DESAI: And working behind the scenes to bring you our show every fortnight are our host, Ben Norton; our videographer, Paul Graham; and our transcriber, Zach Weiser. And with us today we have, once again, Professor Mick Dunford, professor emeritus of geography at Sussex University and now working at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, keeping a close watch, among other things, on China’s economy. So welcome, Mick. MICK DUNFORD: Thank you very much. RADHIKA DESAI: So, China’s economy is what we’re going to talk about today. Where is it at after decades of breakneck growth, after executing the greatest industrial revolution ...

Economics as a Form of Art

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https://youtu.be/d2hWvaqjMmk Robinson Erhardt discussion, March 10 ,2024 Michael Hudson discusses his work Robinson: Michael, I read in your book, Killing the Host, that you decided to become an economist after meeting one named Terrence McCarthy, who explained to you why financial crises tend to occur in the autumn after crops are harvested. And this was an interesting question. What's the story and why was it so compelling for you? Michael: Well, most economies used to be agricultural economies. That was the center and there was something called the autumnal drain. In other words, when it was time to move the crops, banks needed to provide the credit for the wholesale buyers of grain to pay the farmers for their crop, to buy the crop. That would drain money out of the banking system and ...

Europe’s Loss is America’s Gain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwht64COz2Q RADHIKA DESAI: Hello and welcome to the 23rd Geopolitical Economy Hour, the show that examines the fast-changing political and geopolitical economy of our time. I'm Radhika Desai. MICHAEL HUDSON: And I'm Michael Hudson. RADHIKA DESAI: And working behind the scenes to bring you this show every fortnight are our host, Ben Norton; our videographer, Paul Graham; and our transcriber, Zach Weisser. 2024 is being billed as the greatest election year in history. More than 50 countries are going to the polls, that's 7 out of its 10 most populous countries, with a combined population of 4.2 billion, that is more than half the world's 8 billion population. Among these, for good or ill, one might add, the US election will be the most consequential, deciding life and death questions such as how much ...

New School University Race to the Bottom

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I found a story in Saturday’s New York Times that I think epitomizes the crapification of higher education in the United States. It concerns the New School, where I taught at the graduate faculty from 1969 to 1972 (when it was still called the New School for Social Research). Sharon Otterman, “Facing Budget Troubles, Some Colleges Look to Sell the President’s House,” The New York Times, February 16, 2024. The New School wants to sell its presidential residence in Manhattan for $20 million. It joins other small colleges that are turning to their real estate to help them through budget troubles. The president of the New School in Manhattan is about to lose an extraordinary perk: a five-story West Village townhouse that for decades has served as the university head’s official residence. The school, ...