Killing the Host

Killing the Host Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 1568587376
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher
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Hudson chronicles how the financial sector has become a parasite that has taken over the brain of the US economy.

Killing the Host

Killing the Host Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 3981484282
Year 2015-08-20
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher
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"The financial sector has succeeded in depicting itself as part of the productive economy, yet for centuries banking was recognized as being parasitic. The essence of parasitism is not only to drain the host's nourishment, but also to dull the host's brain so that it does not recognize that the parasite is there. This is the illusion that much of Europe and the United States suffer under today. The aim of this book is to pierce this illusion and replace junk economics with economics based on reality. In Killing the Host, Michael Hudson argues that financial crises will continue unless we radically transform our economic and political structures, and reclaim the best ideas of classical economics. Ominous, yet clear-eyed and prophetic, Hudson provides viable solutions to our economic problems, at a time when politicians have shown themselves unable to understand our economy much less fix it" --

Killing the Host

Killing the Host Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 9780989763752
Year 2015-08-25
Pages
Language en
Publisher CounterPunch
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In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and governments. The FIRE sector is responsible for today¹s extreme economic polarization (the 1% vs. the 99%) via favored tax status that inflates real estate prices while deflating the "real" economy of labor and production. Hudson shows in vivid detail how the Great 2008 Bailout saved the banks but not the economy, and plunged the U.S., Irish, Latvian and Greek economies into debt deflation and austerity. Killing the Host describes how the phenomenon of debt deflation imposes punishing austerity on the U.S. and European economies, siphoning wealth and income upward to the financial sector while impoverishing the middle class.

J Is for Junk Economics

J Is for Junk Economics Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 3981484258
Year 2017-02-21
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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A companion and follow-up to KILLING THE HOST: HOW FINANCIAL PARASITES AND DEBT DESTROY THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. J IS FOR JUNK ECONOMICS pulls back the curtain on the vocabulary and terms of today's tunnel-visioned, overly-mathematized economic lexicon.

The Bubble and Beyond

The Bubble and Beyond Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 398148424X
Year 2014-06-20
Pages 505
Language en
Publisher
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PROFESSOR MICHAEL HUDSON is one of the foremost critics of contemporary finance capitalism and the worldwide power "the 1%" weilds because of government tax breaks and other favorable legislation. In THE BUBBLE AND BEYOND, he illuminates how the expansive and successful forces of 19th and 20th century industrial capitalism have been subverted by today's predatory finance capitalism, putting the entire world in a financial mess - and what can be done about it. A confusing labyrinth of geo-political issues impacts economic health and growth, and few are studied in the classroom or given space in the press. There is a way out of the labyrinth, however, as Professor Hudson demonstrates across 20 readable topics. PROFESSOR HUDSON'S most controversial claim is that "Debts that can't be paid, won't be," leaving in question whether or not debt non-payment will lead to worldwide foreclosures - including sell-offs of public domain assets by debt-strapped local and national governments. This is already happening locally and globally - exactly what some of the 1% would like - creating a newly-poor feudalistic society with the 1% collecting all the usage "fees." Alternatively, he suggests that the debts be written down in line with the ability to pay, as has been done by corporations via Chapter 11 bankruptcies and reorganizations throughout a more enlightened modern economic history as well as biblical record. In Professor Hudson's bold view, debt write-downs versus privatization and sell-offs of public domain assets are the economic issues that will dominate politics over the next generation. THE BUBBLE AND BEYOND is a compendium and brief history of economic thought and why it matters not only to Americans, but to people all over the world. You will find that you refer to it again and again as a fount of information, much of which has been out of favor for decades and/or suppressed by the financial interests. Professor Hudson provides chapter and verse, names names, and explains the mistakes and outright fraud that have often been committed in the name of political ideology - by both the right and the left. You will encounter all of the heroes and miscreants of economics, industry, and politics from the Bible and Babylon to present day banksters, misguided Fed policy-makers, and captains of the finance/insurance/real estate (FIRE) sector and the military-industrial complex. In one chapter after another, Professor Hudson tells who did what to whom - as well as who wins and who loses. This updated edition makes it plain where money goes versus where it might go - and ought to go. UPDATED EDITION with a NEW INDEX, LIST OF 47 EXHIBITS (illustrations, charts, graphs and models), a BONUS CHAPTER and BONUS SUMMARY, contemporary quotes, and author pull-out quotes.

Finance as Warfare

Finance as Warfare Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 1848901852
Year 2015-11-05
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher
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Michael Hudson is one the world's foremost critics of contemporary financial capitalism. He is also one of a tiny handful of eminent economists who is leading us to look at old questions in startling new ways. Professor Hudson is the author numerous books on international finance and economic history, and a frequent contributor to leading newspapers and public affairs sites. "There are few people alive who have taught me more than Michael Hudson. The incisive and brilliant essays in this book should really be assigned to every first-year student of economics. The fact they never will be is the ultimate testimony to the fact economics has betrayed its own most noble tradition - and Hudson here so magnificently embodies - to become a sheer instrument of power." David Graeber, author of Debt: the First 5,000 Years and co-organizer of Occupy Wall Street "Michael Hudson... I consider to be the best economist in the West." The Saker "Economist's theoretical edifice does not explain economic reality. Economists need to begin anew. Michael Hudson shows them the way." Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy

Der Sektor

Der Sektor Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 9783608105827
Year 2016-11-12
Pages 670
Language de
Publisher Klett-Cotta
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Der Weltökonom Michael Hudson übt eine Fundamentalkritik am kapitalistischen Finanzsystem, die unser Denken verändern wird. Die Weltgeschichte beweist: Die Banken führen einen neuartigen Krieg gegen die Demokratie. Hudsons Prognosen erregen weltweit Aufmerksamkeit: als Erster und Einziger hat er den genauen Zeitpunkt vorausgesagt, an dem die fatale Immobilienblase platzen sollte. Eindringlich analysiert er, wie die internationale Finanzwelt die Errungenschaften der klassischen Ökonomie verspielt. An Beispielen aus der Geschichte zeigt er, was »Schulden« sind, und eröffnet neue Perspektiven auf dieses Menschheitsproblem. Schonungslos entlarvt Hudson die Vorstellung, die Verschuldung könne gemanagt werden, wenn man sie den Bürgern aufbürdet. Das Bankensystem muss wieder der Wirtschaft dienen und nicht umgekehrt. Doch nun betreibt die Finanzwelt eine neue Art der Kriegsführung gegen das Volk, die unsere Gesellschaften polarisiert. Hudsons historisch fundierte Analyse belegt: Weltweit werden Bürger revoltieren. Denn die Interessen von Gläubigern sind nicht die der Demokratie. Für den Autor ist die heutige Krise noch immer eine Frage des politischen Wollens und keine schicksalhafte Notwendigkeit. »Michael Hudsons brillant-scharf sinniges Buch über das Versagen des modernen Kapitalismus ist Pflichtlektüre.« David Graeber Die Wall Street besitzt heute eine Finanzmacht, mit der sie den Ausgang von Wahlen und die Besetzung von Schlüsselpositionen bei Finanzmarktregulierungs- und Strafverfolgungsbehörden maßgeblich beeinflusst.

The Age of Stagnation

The Age of Stagnation Author Satyajit Das
ISBN-10 9781633881587
Year 2016
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Prometheus Books
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"Originally published as A banquet of consequences by Penguin Random House Australia in August 2015"--Title page verso.

Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents

Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 3981484215
Year 2012-11
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher
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This book contains the most important interviews and speeches that Prof. Hudson has given over the past decade (2003-2012). They span the political spectrum from COUNTERPUNCH.COM and KPFK radio's GUNS AND BUTTER to to iTULIP.COM and SANKT GEORGE in Berlin. It also includes his now-famous Rlmini, Italy, speeches that were given at a packed sports arena in early 2012 on the topic of how finance capitalism is pushing the world, starting with Europe, into austerity and neo-feudalism.

Global Fracture

Global Fracture Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 0745323944
Year 2005-04-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Pluto Press
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Hudson is one of the tiny handful of economic thinkers in today's world who are forcing us to look at old questions in startling new ways. Alvin Toffler, best-selling author of Future Shock and The Third WaveThis new and updated edition of Michael Hudson's classic political economy text explores how and why the US came to achieve world economic hegemony.Originally published as the sequel to Hudson's bestselling Super Imperialism, Global Fracture explores American economic strategy during a key period in world history. In 1973, many of the world's most indebted countries sought to free themselves of trade dependency and the debt trap by creating a New International Economic Order (NIEO). This aimed to improve the terms of trade for raw materials and build up agicultural and industrial self-sufficiency. Global Fracture shows how the US undermined this progressive initiative and instead pushed for financial dominance over the rest of the world. Today, the NIEO is a forgotten interlude, its optimism replaced by the financial austerity imposed by the IMF and the World Bank.Exploring how America achieved its economic aims, and tracing the implications this has had through subsequent decades, Michael Hudson covers various topics including trade embargoes, changing US attitudes to foreign aid, the rise of protectionism, government regulation of international investments, the impact on specific industries including the oil industry, the implications of the new economic order and the future of war.

America s Protectionist Takeoff 1815 1914

America s Protectionist Takeoff 1815 1914 Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 3980846687
Year 2010-03-01
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher
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The contribution of the American School of Political Economy (1848 to 1914) to America's wildly successful industrial development has disappeared from today's history books. American protectionists and technology theorists of the day were concerned with securing an economic competitive advantage and conversely, with offsetting the soil depletion of 19th century America's plantation export agriculture. They also emphasized the positive effect of rising wage levels and living standards on the productivity that made the American economic takeoff possible. The American School's "Economy of High Wages" doctrine stands in contrast to the ideology of free traders everywhere who accept low wages and existing productivity as permanent and unchanging "givens," and who treat higher consumption, health and educational standards merely as deadweight costs. Free trade logic remains the buttress of today's financial austerity policies imposed on debtor economies by the United States, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. By contrast, the lessons of the American School of Political Economy can provide a more realistic and positive role model for other countries to emulate - what the United States itself has done, not what its condescending "free-trade" diplomats are telling them to do. The lesson is to adopt the protectionist policies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made America an economic superpower. Michael Hudson (Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City) is a frequent contributor to The Financial Times, Counterpunch, and Global Research.

Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis

Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis Author Steve Keen
ISBN-10 1509513728
Year 2017-05-22
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Polity
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The Financial Crash that convulsed the world in 2008 had cataclysmic effects on the global economy, and took conventional economists completely by surprise. Many leading commentators, taken in by the hubris of economics, declared shortly before the crisis that the magical recipe for eternal stability had been found. Less than a year later, the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression erupted. In this compelling and explosive book, Steve Keen, one of the very few economists who anticipated the crash, shows why the self-declared experts were wrong and offers a realistic, monetary approach to economics that can warn of crises before they happen. He shows how ever-rising levels of private debt make another financial crisis almost inevitable unless politicians tackle the real dynamics causing financial instability. He also identifies the economies that have become ?The Walking Dead of Debt?, and those that are next in line to join them - including China, Canada and Australia. A major intervention by a fearlessly iconoclastic figure in modern political economy, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the true nature of the global economic system and the challenges facing it.

Zen Economics

Zen Economics Author Rob Urie
ISBN-10 9780692692257
Year 2016-05-15
Pages
Language en
Publisher CounterPunch
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Beginning in the mid-1970s a political program based in pre-Great Depression economics took hold in the U.S. and spread across the developed West. Its basis in reaction to the ‘managed capitalism’ that emerged from the Great Depression produced a hybrid—neoliberalism, which discarded the institutional framework of classical economics in favor of an opportunistic state-capitalist amalgam. The political maneuvers behind the rise explain the institutional re-emergence of this new-old capitalism but they don’t explain either why it was so readily adopted by so many people or why it has been so resilient in the face of the serial catastrophes it has created. Capitalist theory informs a narrow, anti-historical concept of people, what motivates us and our relationship to one another and the world. More profoundly, the premises of the ‘self’ of capitalism form a deeply instantiated identity. The emergence of philosophical post-modernism informed by the work of Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Marx provided an explanation of the social basis of this Western self that unites capitalist theory with practice in paradox to create a ‘timeless and universal,’ yet wholly malleable, authoritarian subject. Western critics of philosophical post-modernism get its relationship to the re-emergence of new-old capitalism partially right without understanding the basis of the critique. Zen Economics addresses the background philosophical issues around economics, science and technology to place them in context and then applies the results to work and labor, income and wealth distribution, environmental crisis and animal rights. Zen enters as absence, as radical humility toward what is knowable and what is known. This view derives from years spent with the base texts of existential philosophy, from correspondence between Martin Heidegger and D.T. Suzuki around the relationship between Heidegger’s ontology and Zen and from Buddhism as a practical, non-deistic, philosophy of life. The book ends with a political program that emerges from four decades of political activism.

Super Imperialism New Edition

Super Imperialism   New Edition Author Michael Hudson
ISBN-10 0745319890
Year 2003-01-20
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Pluto Press
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Michael Hudson's brilliant shattering book will leave orthodox economists spluttering. Classical economists don't like to be reminded of the ugly realities of Imperialism. Hudson is one of the tiny handful of economic thinkers in today's world who are forcing us to look at old questions in startling new ways. Alvin Toffler, best-selling author of Future Shock and The Third WaveThis new and completely revised edition of Super Imperialism describes the genesis of America's political and financial domination. Michael Hudson's in-depth and highly controversial study of U.S. financial diplomacy explores the faults built into the core of the World Bank and the IMF at their inception which -- he argues -- were intended to preserve the US's financial hegemony. Difficult to detect at the time, these problems have since become explicit as the failure of the international economic system has become apparent; the IMF and World Bank were set up to give aid to developing countries, but instead many of the world's poorest countries have been plunged into insurmountable debt crises. Hudson's critique of the destructive course of the international economic system provides important insights into the real motivations at the heart of these institutions - and the increasing tide of opposition that they face around the world.