Michael Hudson in a preface to the 2017 German edition of the 1972 classic Super-Imperialism. Hudson reflects on the will of the US to bend major institutions to its favor.
The Sanders generation and a new economic idea.
JFS Newsletter No.148 (December 2014)
Sudden slump in price of crude - now at its lowest for four years - sends tremors through capitals of the world's great oil powers. A look at the economic and geopolitical implications of $80 oil
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they've tried everything else. -Winston Churchill When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal Reserve do a money drop directly on
Adjustment in a low-inflation eurozone: mission impossible?
A travel report via Shane Hughes of the REconomy project: I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90's and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy. For example, do you... Continue reading ...
Paul Krugman has no concept of money as something that can be designed, but his argument on the social aspect of money can't be ignored: "The similarity to goldbug rhetoric isn't a coincidence, since goldbugs and bitcoin enthusiasts - bitbugs? - tend to share both libertarian politics and the belief that governments are vastly abusing... Continue reading ...
The fruitless search for dehumanized money.
The Crash of 2008 has infused our societies with enormous scepticism on the role of the authorities, both government and Central Banks. It is quite natural that many dream of a currency that politi
Will Bitcoin undermine the modern state?
A currency that not only discourages debt, but earns enough money to pay off previous debt, plus encourages saving? It seems unthinkable to people today. That's because none of us in living memory has had experience with a currency that rises in value. The emergence of Bitcoin -- a digital currency that has grown in purchasing power over time -- has changed that experience dramatically. As a free-market currency, it does what currency should do, which is increase in value over time.
RJ-45 is one of the more popular standard connector types used with unshielded, twisted pair ...
From community exchanges to the Swiss WIR, can alternative monetary systems cure our unhealthy addiction to growth, asks Jem Bendell
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