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In a highly indebted world, austerity is a permanent state of affairs

By Mark Blyth Source: Aeon By 2010, everyone had heard the ‘austerity’ rallying cry. Immediately following the 2008 financial crisis, especially in Europe, it resounded: ‘Stimulate no more, now is the time for all to tighten!’ And tighten governments did, … Continue reading

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Either Reverse All the Perverse Incentives or the System Will Implode

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Every perverse incentive is the cash cow for a vested interest or cartel. I hope it’s not a great shock to discover all the incentives in our status quo are perverse: those … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism: Serving the Interests of the International Business Elitists

By Edward S. Herman Source: Dissident Voice Mark Weisbrot, a co-director with Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), has written an enlightening book that pulls together many of the analyses that CEPR has been producing … Continue reading

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The real Hunger Games: the Capitalist recipe to maximise profits while ‘having fun’

By Sky Wanderer Source: Investment Watch Introduce a political economy upon the arbitrary axiom that Capitalism is the one and only economic system for mankind, and introduce a narcissistic moral philosophy that you as a Capitalist represent unsurpassable objective moral … Continue reading

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The Odor of Desperation

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com It must be obvious even to nine-year-old casual observers of the scene that the US national election is hacking itself. It doesn’t require hacking assistance from any other entity. The two major parties could … Continue reading

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The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy

By Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges Source: CounterPunch CHRIS HEDGES: We’re going to be discussing a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines not only the U.S. but the global economy, how we got there and where we’re going. And with me … Continue reading

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The Color Counterrevolution Cometh

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov Had Sun Tsu co-authored a treatise on the art of sports with Capt. Obvious, a quote from that seminal work would probably read as follows: If your team keeps playing an offensive game and … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve and the Global Fracture

An Interview with Finnish Journalist Antti J. Ronkainen Michael Hudson Source: The Unz Review Antti J. Ronkainen: The Federal Reserve is the most significant central bank in the world. How does it contribute to the domestic policy of the United … Continue reading

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