Killing the Host e-book How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy

Michael Hudson (Author)

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Publisher: CounterPunch
Format: Book
Binding: e-book
Released: August 25, 2015
ISBN-13: 9780989763752

In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and governments. The FIRE sector is responsible for today┬╣s extreme economic polarization (the 1% vs. the 99%) via favored tax status that inflates real estate prices while deflating the "real" economy of labor and production. Hudson shows in vivid detail how the Great 2008 Bailout saved the banks but not the economy, and plunged the U.S., Irish, Latvian and Greek economies into debt deflation and austerity. Killing the Host describes how the phenomenon of debt deflation imposes punishing austerity on the U.S. and European economies, siphoning wealth and income upward to the financial sector while impoverishing the middle class.
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