Stacy Summary: This week we’ll be in a very professorial mode as we’ll be interviewing Professor Fekete and Professor Steve Keen. If you have any questions post them either to ...
We host a two part interview with award-winning film and television actor, Alec Baldwin, and comedian, actor, author and host of the Trews, Russell Brand, about revolution, the media, ultra low interest rates, cobblers and their little helpers. We also discuss whether or not Sean Hannity has the talent to be a ‘terrorist’ and Russell Brand gives his opinion on the role of Fox News.
We discuss the ‘do nothing spirit’ standing in the way of the revolution that yet another celebrity is calling for. In the second half, Max interviews Roslyn Fuller about the ‘democracy delusion,’ revolution, Cicero and more.
Stacy Summary: I had a chance to sit down for a very extended interview with Roslyn Fuller, a law expert who lectures on democracy. We interviewed her for tomorrow’s episode ...
Stacy Summary: Yeeeeehaaaaaaaa! Even the IMF warned today that stock markets were ahem ‘frothy’ . . . which in IMF speak means, “holy moly, the suckers are piling in, you know it’s time for us insiders to bail!”
We discuss the fact that you can, indeed, fool all of the people all of the time thanks to hyper-financialized neoliberal capitalism. To prove this, we look at the windfall economy in the UK and the 1099 economy in the US where the populations are fooled into accepting no benefits and/or certain poverty. In the second half, Max interviews Neil Mitchell about the latest in his ongoing legal case against the Royal Bank of Scotland’s subsidiary, Global Restructuring Group (GRG).
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German industrial production shocks with biggest fall since 2009 – down by 4%. Long the engine of Europe’s growth, now looking v weak.
The 4% slide in production was driven by an 8.8% drop in the manufacturer of ‘capital goods’ (big-ticket items like machinery and cars).
If you just look at cars, however – HOLY MOLY:
German production of new cars slumped 25% month over month.
— Adam Black (@AdamBla27986197) October 7, 2014
The IMF says the German government needs to enact some Keynesian policies and start building roads. The government refuses, but with a 25% plunge in auto production . . . they may not need roads.
Anyway, nobody else is saying it, so I will, oh wait, I said it already in the title . . . this is due to the sanctions on Russia. IMO.
This is also the opinion of Germany’s trade group: German DIHK trade group warns of Russian sanctions fallout:
One out of four German export companies was already feeling the pinch of sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) said Monday.
That was back in August.
We discuss life imitating art as markets, economies and populations transforming into Kafkaesque giant vermin unrecognisable to the men and women we once were. Whether the man zombified by his iPad or the income distribution pie chart grotesquely distorted, some have grown used to this new ugly reality; whilst others wish the system will die so progress can return. In the second half, Max interviews John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, about ‘peak bankster.’ They also discuss IMF debt swiftly following on coups around the world.