There's a big to-do about an investigative thing by Australia's Four Corners/Fairfax Media concerning Chinese influence in Australia. ASIO investigation targets Communist Party links to Australian political system ASIO is the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, which curated the dossiers that Four Corners/Fairfax assiduously summarized and spun. I think the series is highly significant, perhaps not... Read More
One of the first pieces I ever published on VDARE.com, on September 4th 2001, was about Australia’s policy towards illegal immigrants. Titled “Nice Guys Get Illegal Immigrants,” that piece reported on the Tampa incident. Tampa was a small Norwegian cargo ship that had rescued 438 illegals, mostly Afghans, from an Indonesian fishing boat—owned by people... Read More
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Indonesians are usually an easy-going, amiable people. But this week, they are boiling with anger and a sense of betrayal after revelations that Australia’s Signals Directorate had been tapping the phones of senior Indonesian government officials, including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and, worst of all, his wife, First Lady Ani Yudhoyono. Aussie... Read More
Prof Hudson appears on the Renegade Economists radio show to discuss the economic growth trap, compound interest, Sumeria, the corruption of economics and how US interests are flexing in the debate over what constitutes a CDO default in the EU. This interview was conducted just days before Greece was given another reprieve. Recorded March 7th... Read More
Michael Hudson features in this 40 min documentary on the role property speculation and public finance had on this Great Recession. What role does economics itself have to blame for policy failure? More details Real Estate 4 Ransom from Real Estate 4 Ransom on Vimeo.
Michael features in this upcoming Australian documentary on how economic theory was kidnapped and the policy manipulations that allowed this to happen. How was property speculation allowed to crash the global economy?
May I quote myself, please? Thank you. Just so. You can stick a pin at random into the land portion of a world globe and be pretty sure you have found a place that is vexed by diversity. Consider for example New Zealand. You don't hear much about New Zealand. The place slumbers away quietly... Read More
Michael Hudson on Renegade Economists Radio discussing China’s looming isolationism, the background on G20 austerity plans plus a few serves on what economics should be looking at. Hudson appears at the 2 minute mark. Audio – 22/06/2010 Subscribe to the Renegade Economists podcast
(First published via Prosper Australia, written during Michael’s recent Oz tour.) Confronted by the global financial crisis that is burying foreign economies deeper in debt deflation each month, Australia needs to protect itself – indeed, to liberate itself from as many costs and risks as it can. Fortunately, many of its costs and risks are... Read More
Following Prof Michael Hudson’s recent tour, here are more multimedia highlights: Visual: Hudson on ABC International with Jim Middleton. Hudson on Switzer – Sky TV Business. Forever Blowing Bubbles – Sydney presentation. Hudson tour slideshow Audio: The Earth v the Neo-Liberal Paradigm – Prosper Australia speech Global Policy Trends in a Financialised Economy – Federal... Read More
Vice President Cheney recently visited Asia to lend his prestige and power—two increasingly devalued commodities--to two faithful and embattled allies in his global campaign of confrontation and containment, Japan and Australia. Japan, in particular, needed bucking up, since the Abe regime is reeling from the perfunctory US abandonment of the abductee issue in the rush... Read More