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Introduction Nero played his fiddle, Obama shot baskets and Trump twittered while their empires burned. What makes empires decay and what makes empires expand has everything to do with their relations between rulers and the ruled. Several factors are decisive. These include: (1) rent, land and housing, (2) the direction of living standards, (3) the... Read More
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In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international finance, trade and “foreign aid” (defined simply as any government credit) depicts an almost utopian system uplifting all countries, not stripping their assets and imposing austerity. The reality since World War I is that the United States has... Read More
The world is at the crossroads of social change, in the vortex of forces that are bringing about a different world, a post-neoliberal state. This groundbreaking book lays out an analysis of the dynamics and contradictions of capitalism in the twenty-first century. These dynamics of forces are traced out in developments across the world—in the... Read More
In this paper we criticize contemporary theorizing about imperialism for its economic reductionism and a lack of class analysis and institutional specificity regarding the imperial state. Abstract: In this paper we criticize contemporary theorizing about imperialism for its economic reductionism and a lack of class analysis and institutional specificity regarding the imperial state. In the... Read More
SYNOPSIS: These extraordinary times –unprecedented in modern history– are marked by a worldwide depression and regional wars involving all the major imperial powers. This book exposes the roots of the crisis in the unsustainability of the United States’ military-driven empire building based on a volatile speculative economy, and influenced by Zionist policy makers committed to... Read More
Economic Empire building (EEB) is the driving force of the US economy and became more central over the past five years. More than ever before in US economic history, the principal US banks, oil companies, manufacturers, investment houses, pension and mutual funds all depend on exploiting overseas nations and peoples to secure high rates of... Read More
The most difficult prediction for the year 2006 is the direction and trajectory of the US economy. In 2005 the US economy defied all the known tenets of economic theory: In the face of record high trade deficits, monstrous budget deficits, a failed war and major political scandals involving presidential aides, the dollar strengthened against... Read More
Over the past 40 years, many ”socialist” and nationalist regimes attempted to combine public enterprise with private investment, including foreign investment. Introduction In the beginning, decisions were made to limit the scope of foreign investment to particular sectors and in some cases to a limited time frame via ‘fade-out formulas’ (over time the foreign shares... Read More
The degeneration of Empires from Roman times to the present involves two interelated processes: (1)Massive corruption of the political class and indebtedness of its principle cities leading to social decay; (2)Overweening imperial hubris, which leads imperial publicists and politicians to engage in the most blatant justifications of imperialist wars which provoke violent resistance within and... Read More
The 1990s was a decade in which the most influential writers, journalists and academics wrote, spoke and polemicized about two over-riding themes: the ”globalization” of capital, and the ”New Economy” (NE) based on the growth of information technology (IT), the bio-technical and telecommunications ”revolution”. Introduction The expansion of capital into the ex-Communist countries, the neo-liberal... Read More
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