Michael Hudson: The World’s Absentee Landlord


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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 17, 2021

In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing’s economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization – the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency.

The Grayzone on May 5, 2021

Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton of Moderate Rebels discuss with world-renowned economist Michael Hudson his concept of US “Super Imperialism,” the new cold war on China and Russia, and the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency.


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 …and forgive them their debts (2018), J is for Junk Economics (2017), 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 Michael Hudson, mh@michael-hudson.com. Originally published April 14, 2021.

See also:

Super Imperialism by Michael Hudson (pdf)

From the archives:

America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism, by Michael Hudson

US, The Psycho Boyfriend, by Finian Cunningham

Capitalism Keeps Us Pacified As It Drags Us Ever Closer To Doom, by Rainer Shea

How the U.S. is Able to Dictate to the Rest of the World, by Pete Dolack

US’ Futile Containment of China, by Finian Cunningham

Michael Hudson: Changes in Superimperialism: The Position of the USA and China in our Global Economic System

What U.S. Imperial Decline Means For the Future of Capitalism, by Rainer Shea

Michael Hudson: The Beginning of the End of Super Imperialism in 2020?