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Michael Hudson: West Looks to Carve Up Ukraine and Privatize Industries Held By Kleptocrats

with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
April 9, 2014

TheRealNews on Apr 8, 2014

Michael Hudson: The financial grab for Ukraine industries is simply war by another name, as other Eastern Europe countries have experienced similar fates.

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Chris Hedges and Eugene Jarecki: The Failed War on Drugs and Its Many Impacts on US Society

Stop Mass Incarceration

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with Chris Hedges

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P is for Ponzi by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
April 3, 2014

letter P

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Part P in the .

Panic: The abrupt culminating stage of the business cycle, in which inflated asset prices collapse in price as financial securities and properties are sold to pay off debts.

Parallel Universe: The objective of modern economic methodology. A hypothetical exercise in science fiction depicting a world that conceivably could exist, given a sufficient number of internally consistent assumptions. (See Neoclassical Economics.) Continue reading

Michael Hudson: Neoliberalism Is Really Neofeudalism, It’s a Dismantling of Democracy

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
February 17, 2014

Anti-Austerity Protest In Dublin (Ireland) - 24 November 2012

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TheMeltingPress on Feb 15, 2014

This is the first episode of our new “Alternative Voices” interview series, where we talk to people who give us a different perspective on all manner of topics.

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Michael Hudson: 95% Income Growth Goes to the 1%

Anti Capitalism

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
January 16, 2014

Boom Bust on Jan 15, 2014

Michael Hudson, a professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, is a sharp critic of what he considers the “rent seeking” behavior which has come to dominate the world of global finance. Once upon a time, governments regularly expunged debts to prevent the crises and turmoil that overindebtedness caused. But then came the Romans. For the Romans, “a debt was a debt was a debt”. Continue reading

Michael Hudson: Trade Advantage Replaced by Rent Extraction

Capitalism Isn't Working

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
December 17, 2013

I was interviewed on the Renegade Economists radio/ podcast entitled Crony Competition on the road to Unearned Income: Prof Michael Hudson gives a wrap on the economics of 2013 as we discuss Detroit, Iceland, Madoff, Marx and Blackstone Capital.

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Costa Rico Invested in the “Holy Trinity of National Development—Health, Education and Infrastructure” by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
November 11, 2013

In Costa Rica, publicly-owned banks have been available for so long and work so well that people take for granted that any country that knows how to run an economy has a public banking option. Costa Ricans are amazed to hear there is only one public depository bank in the United States (the Bank of North Dakota), and few people have private access to it.

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Michael Hudson: QE, Neofeudalism and Privatization — The End of Consumer Choice

capitalism is the crisis

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
October 20, 2013

In Extraenvironmentalist #67 we discuss the implications of the bursting global credit bubble with economist and historian Michael Hudson. Our conversation covers many of the themes in Hudson’s new book, The Bubble and Beyond which covers the process of quantitative easing, neofeudalism and more.

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Who’s Pushing Post Office Privatization? by Joseph Piette + Save The People’s Post Office by Dave Welsh

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by Joseph Piette
www.workers.org
August 11, 2013

Save the Post Office Rally

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Postal and community activists struggling to save the U.S. Postal Service from privatization need to know who they are fighting against.

The Postal Service was established in 1775. It needed government administration as it was so important for communication.

Even in today’s age of Internet communication, 20 percent of the U.S. population lack Internet access and depend on the post office for bills, bank statements and letters. (Gallup World, Aug. 4) The Postal Service is still essential for the $1.3-trillion mailing industry.

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We Can’t Lose The Post Office by Dave Welch + Postal Bill Draws Protests in U.S. Cities by Joseph Piette

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by Dave Welch
SocialistWorker.org
August 1, 2013

Save the Post Office Rally

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Dave Welch is a retired letter carrier, delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council and organizer with Save the People’s Post Office, a community and labor coalition fighting to stop the closure of the main post office in Berkeley, Calif., where a “direct defense” of the city’s historic facility has been underway since July 27. Here, he reports on actions across the U.S. to stop the closing of post offices and layoffs of postal workers.


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How We Are Impoverished, Gentrified and Silenced – and What To Do About It by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
johnpilger.com
25 July 2013

Rise up

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I have known my postman for more than 20 years. Conscientious and good-humoured, he is the embodiment of public service at its best. The other day, I asked him, “Why are you standing in front of each door like a soldier on parade?”

“New system,” he replied, “I am no longer required simply to post the letters through the door. I have to approach every door in a certain way and put the letters through in a certain way.”

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The Bubble Economy as a 2 Part Play for Privatisation by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 4, 2013

Abandoned Las Vegas 2

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As published in the latest World Economics Association digest, the Real World Economics Review

The Federal Reserve’s QE3 has flooded the stock and bond markets with low-interest liquidity that makes it profitable for speculators to borrow cheap and make arbitrage gains buying stocks and bonds yielding higher dividends or interest. In principle, one could borrow at 0.15 percent (one sixth of one percent) and buy up stocks, bonds and real estate throughout the world, collecting the yield differential as arbitrage. Continue reading

Fascism USA: Corporatizing National Security by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 20, 2013

Nov 19 March & Re-Occupy Oakland 051

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Privacy is a sacred word to many Americans, as demonstrated by the recent uproar over the brazen invasion of it by the Patriot Act-enabled National Security Agency (NSA). The information about dragnet data-collecting of telephone and internet records leaked by Edward Snowden has opened the door to another pressing conversation—one about privatization, or corporatization of this governmental function.

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Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe: “Human Beings Have No Right to Water” by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
April 23, 2013

NO to DCWD Privatization

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In the 2005 documentary, We Feed the World, then-CEO of Nestlé, the world’s largest foodstuff corporation, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, shared some of his own views and ‘wisdom’ about the world and humanity. Brabeck believes that nature is not “good,” that there is nothing to worry about with GMO foods, that profits matter above all else, that people should work more, and that human beings do not have a right to water.

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Noam Chomsky: Against Privatisation at Sussex

College Student Debt at OWS 10/9/2011

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with Noam Chomsky

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