TheRealNews on May 26, 2015
Michael Hudson says fast track legislation takes decision-making power out of the hands of the legislators and puts it in the hands of corporate lobbyists.
Michael Hudson is a former Wall Street economist. A Distinguished Research Professor at University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), he is the author of many books, including Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (new ed., Pluto Press, 2002) and Trade, Development and Foreign Debt: A History of Theories of Polarization v. Convergence in the World Economy. His book summarizing his economic theories, The Bubble and Beyond, is now available. His latest book is Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents. His upcoming book is titled Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy. He can be reached via his website, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TPP…Is This the Tipping Point for Corporatism?
The Big Picture RT on May 27, 2015
America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio joins Thom. The Senate voted to give the president “fast-track” authority. Are we watching the sun set on American Democracy?
Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control
Democracy Now! on May 27, 2015
http://democracynow.org – As negotiations continue, WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership — a global trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed “Investment Chapter” highlights the intent of U.S.-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company’s claimed future profits. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns the plan could chill the adoption of health and environmental regulations.
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