Abby Martin: Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror, Part 2

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Updated: video replaced Dec. 15, 2016

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Dec 15, 2016

Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home demolitions.

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

PSU May Day March 2

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
November 21, 2016

TheRealNews on Nov 21, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson, author of J is For Junk Economics, explains how the rising prices of homes came at a great cost to the middle and working classes.

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Abby Martin: The Demolition of Palestinian Homes for Israeli Settlements Reached a 10-year High in 2016

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 31, 2016

The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government.

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Exclusive: Utah’s Closing In On the Elimination of Homelessness by Rocket Kirchner

19th Jan: Shelter

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
April 20, 2015

Well, well, well, … it never ceases to amaze me when stereotypes get shattered. So called backward Red State Utah is on the brink of the elimination of homelessness by the end of this year, and so called progressive cities like Philadelphia and Seattle are the worst places in the country to be without a place to lay your head. What is going on here?

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The Stone that Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
March 3, 2014

In a nearly $13 billion settlement with the US Justice Department in November 2013, JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large US bank, had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice, sowing the seeds of the mortgage meltdown. JPMorgan and other megabanks have now been caught in over a dozen major frauds, including LIBOR-rigging and bid-rigging; yet no prominent banker has gone to jail. Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of all mortgages nationally remain underwater (meaning the balance owed exceeds the current value of the home), sapping homeowners’ budgets, the housing market and the economy. Since the banks, the courts and the federal government have failed to give adequate relief to homeowners, some cities are taking matters into their own hands.

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Michael Hudson: Trade Advantage Replaced by Rent Extraction

Capitalism Isn't Working

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
December 17, 2013

I was interviewed on the Renegade Economists radio/ podcast entitled Crony Competition on the road to Unearned Income: Prof Michael Hudson gives a wrap on the economics of 2013 as we discuss Detroit, Iceland, Madoff, Marx and Blackstone Capital.

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Superstorm Sandy — One Year Later + A Co-op Story: People’s Construction in Rockaway

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Occupy Sandy

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democracynow on Oct 29, 2013

democracynow.org – Today marks the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the New York region, becoming one of the most destructive storms in the nation’s history. On October 29, 2012, the hurricane blasted New York City with a record storm surge as high as 13 feet, as well as the Jersey Shore and New England, ultimately killing 159 people along the East Coast and damaging more than 650,000 homes. The storm caused $70 billion in damage across eight states. Millions were left without power in the New York region, some for weeks. We are joined by two women who have played key roles in the region’s recovery: Terri Bennett, a founder of Respond and Rebuild, one of the first groups to help low-income residents of the Rockaways rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, and also focused on providing free mold remediation that eventually inspired the city’s similar program; and Jessica Roff, a founder of Restore the Rock, a nonprofit created by Sandy volunteers who met while working out of a space in the Rockaways called YANA, or You Are Never Alone, where they operated a free health clinic, legal clinic and trained and dispatched hundreds of volunteers.

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Obama’s Master Class in Demagogy 101 by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 25, 2013

Day 7 Occupy Wall Street September 23 2011 Shankbone 2

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Yesterday President Obama chose Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois (originally founded by anti-slavery activists in the 1830s) to float the economic program he has been working out with Wall Street investment bankers. His aim is to wrap this program in a democratic rhetoric. The speech’s actual content boils down to: “I’m doing fine and housing prices are recovering. The way to heal the economy faster is to make a Public-Private Partnership (with Wall Street) to finance new infrastructure investment. The government will guarantee a return – and if there’s any loss, we (you taxpayers) will bear it.” His political genius was not to sugar-coat the shady parts of his proposals.

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China – Avoid the West’s Debt Overhead: A Land Tax is Needed to Hold Down Housing Prices by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 22, 2013

How can China avoid the “Western financial disease” – a real estate bubble followed by defaults and foreclosures? The U.S. and European economies originally sought to avoid this fate by taxing the location’s site value. A rent tax was the focus of Progressive Era reforms.

Enacting a rent tax remains China’s main challenge to accompany its privatization of real estate and natural resources. If land rent were fully taxed, it would not be paid to banks as interest for rising mortgage loans – and governments would not have to tax income and sales. Holding down housing debt will reduce labor’s cost of living, but not its living standards.

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

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 18, 2013

Part A in the .

The Antidote to Euphemism

The fallacies that lurk in words are the quicksands of theory; and as the conduct of nations is built on theory, the correction of word-fallacies is the never-ending labor of Science. … the party in this country, one of whose great aims was, at one time, the perpetuation of slavery, owed much of its popular vote to the name Democracy.
– S. Dana Horton, Silver and Gold (1895)

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Michael Hudson: Game Over for Our Post-Feudalistic Economy

It's Capitalism.

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 21, 2013

CapitalWatch on Jul 20, 2013

Here’s what’s in your Prime Interest today:

Insolvent! That would be Detroit, which gave us the Supremes and the vehicles that fueled our happy motoring paradise for decades. Unfortunately, after years of decline, the Motor City finally filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday — a move that was not entirely unexpected. That’s right — $18 billion in liabilities is at stake — a record for the US. Is this the first domino that might just validate Meredity Whitney’s 2011 prediction of a wave of muni defaults? Continue reading

The Bubble Economy as a 2 Part Play for Privatisation by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 4, 2013

Abandoned Las Vegas 2

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As published in the latest World Economics Association digest, the Real World Economics Review

The Federal Reserve’s QE3 has flooded the stock and bond markets with low-interest liquidity that makes it profitable for speculators to borrow cheap and make arbitrage gains buying stocks and bonds yielding higher dividends or interest. In principle, one could borrow at 0.15 percent (one sixth of one percent) and buy up stocks, bonds and real estate throughout the world, collecting the yield differential as arbitrage. Continue reading

Michael Hudson: What is Debt Deflation?

with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
May 18, 2013

Strike Debt Rolling Jubilee

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RussiaToday May 18, 2013

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert examine stories about those who, using spoof trades, bogus securities and fictitious capital, steal real wealth and income. They discuss how it is that every benchmark index is rigged and introduce the concept of the ‘bonus benchmark.’ In the second half, Max talks to Dr. Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, about debt and wage deflation and about the intersection of interest rates and wages going back to David Ricardo when wages were measured against the price of bread to today when they are measured against the price of debt.

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Frontline: The Untouchables

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Dandelion Salad

www.pbs.org
January 22, 2013

Amelia Denson on Nov 23, 2013

FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street’s leaders have escaped prosecution for any fraud related to the sale of bad mortgages.

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The CEB Story: The Liberator — Open Source Brick Press

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OSE's open source compressed earth brick press

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This story traces the evolution of the Liberator, OSE’s open source compressed earth brick press, from 2007 to 2012. If you’re interested in our CEB press, you can find our information and designs at opensourceecology.org/

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