Throw a dart at the map of the world and chances are it will land in or near a territory in which the US and its allies have ‘promoted democracy’, made a ‘humanitarian intervention’, and/or ‘defended western values’, leaving behind the stench of JP Morgan, Standard Oil, Halliburton, and the Cheney and Clinton dynasties. The concept of ‘left and right’ is a sideshow for the plebs – MarkGB examines how war has become a reliable profit centre for government cronies.
In his latest book, ‘Creating Freedom,’ Raoul Martinez poses a fundamental question: ‘How can we be free if we can’t control the forces that shape us?’ Ross Ashcroft is joined by Martinez to answer this very question, how he sees society today and how we can start putting people and planet before profit and power.
Prof Anat Admati is the author of The Bankers’ New Clothes. She uncovers how much banking has damaged the real economy.
The Renegade Economist goes to New York to hear Prof. Michael Hudson’s views on the state of the US Economy.
Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson discusses how the financial part of our society should be more constrained.