Allied with landlords and monopolists, the finance sector is extracting economic rents from the economy that’s impoverishing US government, industry and labor says Michael Hudson discussing the chokehold of pro-finance, pro-rentier capitalism reaching into the present COVID-19 crisis.
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A breakdown of Biden's new defense cabinet and what it means for war & peace. Who is Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Avril Haines, Lloyd Austin, and Linda Thomas-Greenfield? Abby Martin presents an Empire Files update.
While there is no evidence of fraud, an opposition boycott and declining government support drove abstention in Venezuela's legislative elections to record levels, says Ricardo Vaz of Venezuelanalysis.com
The governments of India and South-Africa backed by about 100 countries and counting are calling for a waiver on patents over COVID-19 related medicines and equipment. Headquarter countries of Big Pharma are opposing it. The debate is going on at the WTO and will be decided soon.
From 2010 to 2012, during the Obama administration, four nuclear scientists were killed in Iran. Though Israel never took credit for the executions, reports were conclusive that Israel, working with the MEK, was behind the killings.
Israel analyst Shir Hever speaks to guest host Greg Wilpert about the different ways in which US Secretary of State Pompeo's latest effort to demonize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel actually exposes the far right's internal contradictions and could help BDS in...
The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump's promise to end the Afghanistan War; what's really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential war in Africa; State Department takes new action for Israel against BDS movement; and potential for Trump...
Peter Drahos’ Survival Governance: Energy and Climate in the Chinese Century shows why US corporate-centric strategies, from shale production to carbon capture are a failure. A radically different model has to be embraced.
Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker and Daniel Ellsberg oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the US to face charges under the Espionage Act. The extradition hearing starts in London on Monday, Sept. 7th. With host Jimmy Dore.
The Biden campaign is trying to appeal to supporters of a Green New Deal and the finance sector at the same time. He's promising an FDR style New Deal at a time when Wall St. is more powerful than ever. Thomas Ferguson joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.
Deborah James on why we need to pay attention to proposed changes in global rules. Big Tech works to ensure technology and world trade operate for their benefit post-COVID and beyond. GPEnewsdocs.
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Earl Katz has been fighting since the late 1960's for governments and the public to face the urgency of the climate crisis. Now he wonders if it's too late. On theAnalysis.news podcast with Paul Jay.
Jan Kregel explains the fundamental problem with the economic system is its focus on providing finance to investors. Hyman Minsky, who understood that financial instability is inherent to capitalism, proposed changing the economy’s objective to employment.
After three postponed elections, a date is finally set after pressure from protests across the country. Why did Evo step down? How did the conditions for the coup develop? Carlos Orias and Tony Phillips join Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast produced in cooperation with Other News.
Prabhat Patnaik reflects on the COVID-19 shock that has worsened the crisis triggered by globalized finance. Only two possibilities emerge: restructure capitalism by controlling finance, or let the tendencies towards very coercive forms of fascism grow.
In this essay by Ron Ridenour, he tells the story of his decades long experience as an activist, and reflects on the critical issues facing the people's movement, then and now.
Naomi Klein on the lessons we're learning during this historic period, Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, and why the liberals are going to get us all killed. On the Juice Media podcast.
Heiner Flassbeck shows it defies macroeconomic logic to promote surpluses for Germany, prohibit government deficits everywhere else and forbid the central bank from acting as the central bank of each and every EURO member.
Richard Kozul-Wright explains why these challenges need to be addressed at once in a transformative agenda. The COVID-19 crisis shows that funding can be made available; the problem is the lack of political will to confront the Wall Street consensus.
The coronovirus pandemic exposes the consequences of taking the neoliberal road decades ago, explains Prof Radhika Desai. She discusses the failures of the Western capitalist system and the need to reorient our societies and economies.
For African countries, the potential effects of an economic crisis unfolding from the Covid-19 pandemic would be even more disastrous under the Pan-African project of a monetary union. For background on why, we feature a talk by Riaz K. Tayob