Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer (Part 2)

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Michael Hudson
November 18, 2016

TheRealNews on Nov 17, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson explains how economic terms like capital gains are deployed to mislead the public about who is benefiting from economic policy and where wealth is going.


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.

from the archives:

Michael Hudson: Taxes Were Shifted Off the Rich and Onto Homeowners (Part 3)

The Stimulator: Meet Your New Overlord

Michael Hudson: The Orwellian Turn in Contemporary Economics (Part 1)

Break Up the Democratic Party by Michael Hudson + Hudson: The Great Moderation

Chris Hedges: The Liberals Gave Us Trump–What Will a Trump Presidency Be Like?

Abby Martin: Capitalism Cannot Be Reformed–Seize All the Banks–Dismantle the Empire!

Chris Hedges: A Tax System Rigged for the Rich + America’s Biggest Tax Dodgers are Clinton’s Biggest Donors

The Insider’s Economic Dictionary – Part A by Michael Hudson

Can the Federal Debt Be Repaid? by Ellen Brown

10 thoughts on “Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer (Part 2)

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  8. Exquisite clarity from Professor H. ~ realistic antidotes to a sick situation.

    The best worst news about Trump’s ‘illustrious triumph,’ is the exposure of our establishment crony media, that has bankrupted itself. The worst, worst news however, is the utter destitution of the moral estate of the USA.

    We really cannot afford any longer to just ‘wait and see;’ to keep ‘hoping for the best;’ or dreaming hysterically of bigger, bouncier, happy-go-lucky rabbits emerging from the black magician’s white top-hat, to frisk about in utopian alt-right astro-turf meadows, replete with sanitized flowers trembling in the sinister toxic breeze, to hypnotic ‘sugar-free’ Nashville melodies….that fake pharmaceutical CGI nightmare is already here.

    Greed and indifference has succeeded beyond its most vulgar fantasies of opulence. The flotilla of ill-gotten billionaires really has no place left to sail, let alone despoil, they are the beneficiaries of an ecocidal tide of totalitarian dereliction; we should divest, sanction and boycott the entire grizzly enterprise. Redesign and redefine to re-educate our prejudices.

    Michael Hudson’s revised lexicon is sorely needed.

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