Michael Hudson: Brexit, The TTIP, NATO and The US Military Industrial Complex

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July 5, 2016

TheRealNews on Jul 4, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson argues that a vote for Europe is not a vote for socialism, but for a very right-wing, hard right, corporatist Europe where the laws will be made by bureaucrats acting on behalf of the large financial centers.


Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 & 2003), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt: A History of Theories of Polarization v. Convergence in the World Economy (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971), amongst many others.  He can be reached via his website, mh@michael-hudson.com.


TTIP: A Grave Threat to the Domestic & International Order

TheRealNews on Jul 4, 2016

Independent Expert Alfred de Zayas says activities of investors and transnational corporations not only interfere in the regulatory space of States, but attack the very essence of sovereignty and self-determination.


see also:

The Brexit Silence by Michael Hudson

from the archives:

Brexit and the Derivatives Time Bomb by Ellen Brown

Richard Wolff: Class Warfare: French Labor Law, Brexit, and Greek Austerity

Why the British Said No to Europe by John Pilger

Michael Hudson: How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

The Tory Chickens Come Home To Roost by William Bowles

Goodbye to Democracy if Transatlantic Partnership is Passed by Pete Dolack (#TTIP)

7 thoughts on “Michael Hudson: Brexit, The TTIP, NATO and The US Military Industrial Complex

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  4. Of course Michael Hudson is correct, & the critique of European neo-liberal hegemonic infestation is precisely sound, only the solution wasn’t Brexit. In fact, Brexit, however understandable (and morally justifiable) as a reaction, is a “cop out.” Instead of facing off to confront the EU oligopoly, it has politically quarantined the UK into isolationist impotence and potential penury, in the name of some truly liberal, but really neo-conservative post-commonwealth quasi-free-trade relationship with the world. A true Nova Albion! (as it were) or California redivivus, a reinvented “East India Co.” ~ but without the Scots and Irish.

    The dream of hitching our ‘abandoned’ working-class wagon to the tarnished American star of globalist super-success is sheer fantasy. There will be no special relationship favouring UK trade! Moreover, this retreat betrays the next generation’s aspiration to be at liberty to travel, study freely and work in Europe without restrictions.

    The irony is that the unintended consequences may be that a total stale-mate occurs as Article 50 binds up the works, a UK constitutional crisis arises, together with a Euro-legalistic log-jam, as fault-lines emerge throughout NATO ~ so that a complete overhaul of the EU becomes obligatory; but this is unlikely in my estimation, unless the US power elite begin to lose their algorithmic grip on the world economy, and the bond-house of pentagon jokers begins to falter and fail.

    So far as I am concerned, if such an emergent evolutionary step could find its political feet as Hamlet soliloquized, (‘t)is a consummation, devoutly to be wished.

    As for TTIP, the US-devised license for ecocide ~ Britain’s political tofs were all for it, whereas within the EU there is substantial mobilized public opposition; organized hostility to Monsanto et al. is rampant, even in Germany. Do we honestly believe the French will allow growth-hormone fed CAFO beef into the land of the Franks ~ ‘the Free?’ Think again.

      • Absolutely essential information. Alfred de Zayas says ISDS cannot be reformed, it must be abolished.

        As the old marketing slogan claimed back in 1939, now we’re really cooking with gas.

        It’s high time the mainstream media was abolished too! because it is their despicable propaganda that has totally sidelined the pre-eminence and primacy of international law; and consistently undermined the authentic historical remit of the UN, post Nuremberg.

        Bravo to Alfred de Zayas, we should salute him! It is high time the American public heard the truth, not just once but forever; and were thoroughly disabused of the conspicuously specious Madison Av. bilge and vomit, in short ~ spared the forked-tongue lashings of the sanctimonious racist thieves who have skyjacked civilization.

        • Thanks for watching the second video report, too, David. I have hope in the future because the youth of today and tomorrow are not going to be watching mainstream media but getting their news from the internet, hopefully at independent websites/blogs.

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