Hudson – Looking at the economic changes ahead

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Renegade Economists Show #279 Listen to the show Subscribe to the podcast This week on Renegade Economists we’re talking to Michael Hudson, economics research professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, prolific writer and author of half a dozen books on the United State’s economy. Michael’s been paying close attention to China as they prepare their speculative report on … Read More

Sinking Thailand

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Alex Stott I live in Bangkok, Thailand’s exciting, sweaty capital city. A fantastic urban mega jungle containing at least 12 million people, some of the best food in the world and sky scrapers as far as the eye can see. Construction is booming and everything is accelerating skywards and outwards. Office buildings, gigantic air conditioned shopping malls and high rise … Read More

Populationist Pressures Unravelled

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photo credit: notsogoodphotography Can land tenure reforms eliminate the neo-Malthusian poverty-environment trap? High birth rates predominantly occur where health and education is low. This in turn results from a negligent revenue raising system. Check the United Nations World Population Prospects report list of population growth rates by country and you will see a dominance in the higher echelons of poorer … Read More

Zimbabwe-like land grabs to escalate in Pacific

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photo credit: robertpaulyoung There is little doubt that Zimbabwean-like land grabs will occur on our doorstep if current economic policy continues. The policy alternative we spell out below could pop the fuse to the frustration that led to Zimbabwean land grabs and the simmering tensions in Fiji. With the Pacific Islands rapidly privatising from kastomeray land title in the last … Read More

Web Neutrality: Black Screens

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photo credit: Nicholas Gray Renegade Economist Show 80 as broadcast on on Wed March 11th Black Screens: Brenda Wallace from the Wellington activist community discusses kiwi government tactics to reduce internet freedoms. Karl is back from NZ and whips through the growing media storm we are building with co-host Alice Bleby. Dont forget Speed Renting next Tues 17th and … Read More