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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Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: The Rise of Neo-Fascism and the Bankruptcy of the Liberal Class, Part 2

Class War

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Oct 28, 2022

Noam Chomsky delves into how half a century of neoliberalism set the stage for contemporary fascist movements from Hungary to India and the US. This is the second part of a two-part interview.

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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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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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The “American Experiment” Is Dying. What Will Replace It? by Rainer Shea

"Smash Capitalism" - Student protests - Parliament Square, London 2010

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea’s Newsletter, Sept. 18, 2022
September 19, 2022

The United States is considered the longest standing “democracy” by bourgeois thinkers because it’s never actually been a democracy, and has survived so long by undemocratically suppressing its proletariat. The jingoists who say it’s a republic and not a democracy are at least being honest about the nature of the social order they support. The USA was designed to be a modern version of Rome, an empire that only represented the interests of those who most directly benefit from the violence against the oppressed nations. Those being the rich, and the social base that’s bribed to align with the interests of the rich.

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Michael Hudson: A Short History of Inflation in Modern Times

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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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The Chris Hedges Report: The Bankrupt Liberalism and Gilded Absurdities of the Democratic Party, with Paul Street

Graffiti on the wall with the message "Fight Fascism"

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges and Paul Street

TheRealNews on Sep 9, 2022

What are we to make of a Democratic Party that has embraces an election strategy that includes demobilizing the majority working-class non-Republican electorate; legitimizing right-wing agendas and narratives; seeks bipartisan cooperation with right-wing politicians such as Liz Cheney; refuses to attack archaic minority rule institutions including the Electoral College and the Senate filibuster; repeatedly backs down from hauling Donald Trump into court and funds far-right Republican candidates in this year’s primary elections, repeating the disastrous Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Pied Piper” ploy of promoting the supposedly “more beatable” Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries?

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Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer: Gorbachev, Russia and Ukraine

Please No More War, Love

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Katie Halper on Sep 1, 2022

Journalists Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer discuss Mikhail Gorbachev, his life, his role in the end of the Cold War and his legacy today. How does he relate to Vladimir Putin, the state of Russia today and the war in Ukraine.

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The Financial Industry Is A Lot Bigger Than A Giant Vampire Squid, by Pete Dolack

Vampire Squid

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Aug. 31, 2022
September 1, 2022

The size of the financial industry bears no relation to the economy. Self-mythological panegyrics aside, the finance industry confiscates money; it doesn’t create it. How much? Get out your calculators, and maybe you’ll have to find a way to add a couple of digits to what your screen can hold.

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Michael Hudson: The Nature of Financialization and Neoliberalism, Interviewed by Eric Draitser

Barry - IMF & World Bank Economic Terrorists

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 8, 2022

This time Eric welcomes back author and economist Michael Hudson to discuss his new book The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism, or Socialism available from CounterPunch.

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American Diplomacy as a Tragic Drama, by Michael Hudson

World War 3 - XV

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 1, 2022

As in a Greek tragedy whose protagonist brings about precisely the fate that he has sought to avoid, the US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America’s aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy. Naming China as America’s main long-term adversary, the Biden Administration’s plan was to split Russia away from China and then cripple China’s own military and economic viability. But the effect of American diplomacy has been to drive Russia and China together, joining with Iran, India and other allies. For the first time since the Bandung Conference of Non-Aligned Nations in 1955, a critical mass is able to be mutually self-sufficient to start the process of achieving independence from Dollar Diplomacy.

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Michael Hudson: Finance Capitalism’s Self-Destructive Nature

Capitalism = economic terrorism

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 21, 2022

Empire of Inflation: Economist Michael Hudson on U.S. Economic Warfare and Super Imperialism

The Left Lens on May 25, 2022

Economist Michael Hudson joins the Left Lens to discuss the rise of inflation, the weakening of the U.S. dollar, and the consequences of U.S. economic warfare in the Ukraine crisis.

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The End of Western Civilization, by Michael Hudson

The way of the civilizations

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 16, 2022

Why it lacks resilience, and What will take its place

Paper presented on July 11, 2022 to The Ninth South-South Forum on Sustainability.

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