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 ...

The Dumb Luck of Dollar Hegemony

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https://youtu.be/Zjni3f13XMw Support Michael Hudson's unique perspective by joining his Patreon group, where we hold these quarterly discussions. Next is Thurs Dec 7th. Karl: Welcome everyone to another quarterly session with Michael. We’ve got to come up with a good nickname with these (sessions). They're great discussions and we like to have a fireside type conversation with Michael, who, of course, you all know, as one of the world's leading experts of neoliberal era we live in. And yeah, Michael, we have with Patreon now about 270 supporters. So it's absolutely fantastic that we've grown to that many.  M: I'm glad you encouraged me to start it.  K: Yeah, well, it's been a nice way to get to know a few of your supporters and having these Q&A sessions certainly helps. So, yeah, a big ...

On Obama, Castro & General McArthur

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Recorded on 2023-03-02 https://youtu.be/2gxKm43xS2U Join our next Patreon discussion Thurs June 8, 530pm as a Patreon subscriber. We have 256 patreons supporting 6,000 visitors to this site per day. KARL FITZGERALD: Welcome everyone to our quarterly Q&A session here with our beloved Patreon supporters. Thank you so much for supporting Michael and his work as he continues to forge ahead, bringing some clarity to this world of mystifying news that just comes at him left, right, and center. Michael, we were just talking about your family. What was it like growing up in a household where you had so many socialist influences and people of note coming to visit. What was an average dinner table conversation like? MICHAEL HUDSON: My father was pretty quiet. He would only speak mainly when there were meetings at ...

China the Change Agent – Patreon Q&A #3

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Each quarter, Patreon Plus supporters can ask Michael questions. Here is a transcript of the most recent one, just in time for our next Q&A this Thursday. Please support Michael's work via his Patreon page. Karl Fitzgerald: Alright, let’s get into it. We’ve got lots of good questions. Welcome, everyone. My name is Karl Fitzgerald. I’ve been Michael’s webmaster for over a decade now and yes, we’re so lucky to have Michael Hudson with us today. We’ve all read his books. We’ve all seen his whirlwind approach to unveiling the reality of economics so yes, Michael, great to have you here. I wanted to start off with just a nice easy one. I’m sure you could answer this in your sleep but for you, what are some of the guiding ...

Piketty vs Hudson

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWT0uvBLDbo If you like the depth of this discussion, please support my new Patreon page! This debate between Michael Hudson and Thomas Piketty was held on September 23, 2021. The debate was monitored by Lynn Parramore, and introduced by David Graeber’s widow, Nika. This debate between Michael Hudson and Thomas Piketty on September 23, 2021, is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWT0uvBLDbo The debate was monitored by Lynn Parramore, and introduced by David Graeber’s widow, Nika. Nika: Hi, I'm Nika. I'm David's wife. This is an event in the honor of the first anniversary of David Graeber's passing, and then the spirits of his rejection of academic arrogance, and our urgent need to get out of the crisis we are in. We set up the Art Project, so welcome to the first one of the series. Today, we ...

The Affront of Chinese Sovereignty

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Cross-posted from Renegade Inc Ross: Welcome to Renegade Inc. With China's increasing wealth, Western investors want some of the action. One of those investors is a bullish gentleman called George Soros. However, the Chinese are acutely aware that with Western investment comes inequality. So as Beijing begins to rethink how to do proper economic growth, we ask, will China learn from Western mistakes? Ross: Michael Hudson, always great to have you back on Renegade Inc. Michael Hudson: It's good to be back here. Thanks for having me. Ross: Michael, we join you at a time where a lot of people think the unipolar world could have maintained its supremacy. Turns out it hasn't. Multipolar world is here to stay. You of late have been quite vocal about George Soros, no less. ...