All Of Our Wealth Has Been Coming From You

Nima interview July 12 2024 World Shaking Up! Epic Political & Economic Earthquakes, Dialogue Works, July 12, 2024. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ-fvnNEu7o NIMA ROSTAMI ALKHORSHID: Michael, let's get started with the SCO summit. And right after that, we're having the NATO summit. It seems that NATO is fighting on behalf of the United States to try to preserve the U.S. unipolar hegemony over Eurasia and the Global South, isn't it? MICHAEL HUDSON: Well, for the last few months, we've been discussing how the United States and its allied Western neoliberal economies have driven the non-Western world, the global majority, into protecting themselves and breaking away. And they've been developing a whole array of how they're going to go about splitting. It's the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that has outlined in the last week or so ...

NATO Focus: From Defensive to Offensive

Geopolitical Economy Report #30 NATO vs voters: How the West's warmongering threatens democracy and the Global Majority. July 12, 2024. RADHIKA DESAI: Hello and welcome to the 30th 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. We record this show as NATO leaders have gathered in Washington, D.C., to mark the 75th anniversary of NATO. The occasion, planned more than a year ago, was to be grand, for sure, though much has changed in the past year, and the rhetoric has, as a consequence, come to sound rather grandiloquent, ...

Gold as the Peace Currency

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https://youtu.be/iM1NlED8yOA Recorded June 8, 2023 Karl Fitzgerald: Welcome everyone to another Patreon Q&A session. Great to have you here. And as always, we're with Professor Michael Hudson, author of so many books, so many podcast interviews, you name it, he's out there telling us what's going on in the world and it's great that we get to have this sort of behind the scenes discussion with Michael. Good to see questions coming through on the Q&A feed already. And Michael, John Shriner asks, how is it possible that a 72 foot cube of gold appears to be ruling the world? Michael Hudson: It doesn't rule the world. Why would anyone think it rules the world? It's how it's treated. That is the key it's an institution, it's not just a commodity, no commodity rules ...

The Need for a New Political Vocabulary

The July 4 landslide defeat of the neoliberal pro-war British Conservatives by the neoliberal pro-war Labour Party poses the question of just what the media mean when they describe the elections and political alignments throughout Europe in terms of center-right and center-left traditional parties challenged by nationalist neo-fascists. Political differences between Europe’s centrist parties are marginal, all supporting neoliberal cutbacks in social spending in favor of rearmament, fiscal stringency and the deindustrialization that support of U.S.-NATO policy entails. The word “centrist” means not advocating any change in the economy’s neoliberalism. Hyphenated-centrist parties are committed to maintaining the pro-U.S. post-2022 status quo. That means letting U.S. leaders control European politics via NATO and the European Commission, Europe’s counterpart to America’s Deep State. This passivity is putting its economies onto a war footing, with ...