Michael Hudson: European Union Pressures

Socialism or Barbarism?

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 6, 2022

Questions from Almayadeen TV, Lebanon by Mohammad Itmaizeh

1: In light of the conditions that Europe is experiencing, in terms of high energy prices and the repercussions on the industrial sector, like the closure of factories and the high cost of production. In your opinion do European countries have the capacity and resources to prevent industrial investments from “escaping”? Especially since the US plans in general to restore industry to its lands, thus, it may represent an opportunity to lure European industries to move to there and take advantage of cheap energy prices. This shift will have wide repercussions on Europe’s productive capacities and competitiveness, as well as on its trade balance. So, what happens to the position of Europe in the global economic system? Will it remain part of the capitalist center or deviate from it?

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: The Looming Disasters Built Into The U.S. Economic System

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 2, 2022

Chris Hedges speaks with the economist Richard Wolff about inflation, growing income inequality and the looming disasters built into the U.S. economic system.

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Michael Hudson: The Rentier Economy is a Free Lunch

For All Debts...

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 15, 2022

Real Progressives on Nov 5, 2022

Real Progressives hosts a webinar with economist Michael Hudson in an intimate discussion of his book The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism.

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Michael Hudson: The World Bank Has Always Been An Arm Of The U.S Military

Barry - IMF & World Bank Economic Terrorists

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 5, 2022

India & Global Left on Nov 4, 2022

Prof. Hudson speaks on the nature of US financial dominance, the role of World Bank in developing countries, USA’s ability to run a huge balance of payment deficit, changes in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, the problems of US economy with post-industrialization, and the role of neoclassical economics in all this.

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Collapse Isn’t A Politically Neutral Thing, by Rainer Shea

The day after the fall

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer’s Newsletter, Oct. 31, 2022
November 2, 2022

When we analyze the collapse that our civilization is undergoing, we need to factor in the reality about collapse that our ruling class doesn’t want us to consider: collapse isn’t a politically neutral thing. It’s something that exists because capitalism has made the conditions for it possible.

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How Capitalism Controls You

How Capitalism Controls You by The Anti-Social Socialist

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Originally published Sept. 12, 2018
October 18, 2022

“Capitalism keeps us in a state of panic. Most of us are just one medical bill away from bankruptcy. It keeps us overworked and underpaid so we don’t have time to question its dominance over our lives. It takes the fruits produced by the many and gives them to the few. Concentrated wealth means concentrated power, concentrated power means less democracy, less democracy means less freedom, and less freedom means you are reduced to a precarious life of servitude.” —

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Michael Hudson and Ralph Nader: The Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing, and Who Runs the US Treasury

US Treasury

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 17, 2022

Some follow up comments to my appearance on the Ralph Nader show.

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There Is No Country On Earth That Fully Protects Workers’ Rights, by Pete Dolack

Class War #occupyboston

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Oct. 12, 2022
October 13, 2022

There is no respite from class warfare. Past annual Global Rights Index reports issued by the International Trade Union Confederation have invariably shown that there is no country on Earth that fully protects workers’ rights and the 2022 edition is not only not an exception but finds that repression of labor organizing is increasing.

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Ralph Nader: How to Fix Democracy

Democracy Is For People, Not Corporations

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With Ralph Nader

Bertelsmann Foundation on Oct 25, 2019

Consumer advocate, lawyer, and former U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that democracy is about civic organization, not just public opinion.

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Richard Wolff: The Economics of the War and the Crisis Ahead

"SMASH CAPITALISM"

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“We have, after World War II, systematically destroyed the Left: Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Anarchists, Labor Union activists, all of it. It is logical and not a surprise that an angry American working class goes to the right, it looks to the right to give them the explanation.” — Richard Wolff

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Michael Hudson and Ralph Nader: The Real Purpose of The Federal Reserve

Capitalism Kills

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 29, 2022

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Sep 17, 2022

Ralph does a deep dive into the real purpose of the Federal Reserve and other aspects of the American economy with progressive economist, Michael Hudson.

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Michael Hudson: A Short History of Inflation in Modern Times

For All Debts...

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 14, 2022

Multipolarista on Sep 8, 2022

Economist Michael Hudson discusses partial student debt relief in the US, inflation and the Fed, disaster capitalism in Ukraine, and China’s challenge to the petrodollar.

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Yes, Gorbachev Was A Failure But Other Hands Helped Bring Down The Soviet Union, by Pete Dolack

Михаи́л Серге́евич

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Sept. 7, 2022
September 8, 2022

The reasons for the fall of the Soviet Union are myriad and can’t be laid solely at the feet of one person. Mikhail Gorbachev is widely despised by Russians as well as by activists and partisans of the Left. There are good reasons for that. It is impossible to imagine the collapse of a superpower and the catastrophic effects of imposing capitalism via “shock therapy” that immiserated a vast country without him.

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Capitalism Is Destroying Us

Bollards To Everything

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Second Thought on Aug 26, 2022

It’s never good to hear the words “total societal collapse” from a scholarly paper, but that’s exactly the phrasing used in the new UN climate report.

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Labor Day: The Unknown Holiday, by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Sept. 7, 2009
September 5, 2022

It’s Labor Day, and that means millions of Americans are celebrating. Most Americans have no idea what Labor Day is, other than self-serving political speeches, hot dogs, burgers, a pool party, and the last day of a three-day holiday. Few even know that Labor Day exists to allow people to remember and honor the struggles for respect, dignity, and acceptable wages and working conditions for the rank-and-file employees.

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