Posts Tagged ‘ austerity measures ’

US submits to IMF humiliation like a groveling Third World slave state

July 11, 2010
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US submits to IMF humiliation like a groveling Third World slave state

The Washington Post reports that, for the first time ever, the United States has opened itself up to a full-scale review of its financial sector by the International Monetary Fund, something that is routine for other G20 members, but which the US has always refused in the past. The results are what the paper...

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Invisible Hand Episode 16: Interview with Michael Shanklin

July 11, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 16: Interview with Michael Shanklin

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with Michael Shanklin. Mr. Shanklin is an activist for Libertarianism and Austrian Economics who has a weekly podcast at BlogTalkRadio, and frequently writes for several websites, including PeaceFreedomProsperity.com and shanklinmike.blogspot.com. Also, here are some of the news stories included in this edition...

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Boehner calls for Americans to work til they die (in poverty)

July 4, 2010
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Boehner calls for Americans to work til they die (in poverty)

Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio has called for raising the official retirement age in the US from 65 to 70. This, he said, would make social security more “solvent” because, of course, the government would be paying out much less in benefits. However, the people who have been paying into Social...

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EU Chief: Portugal, Spain, and Greece will fall to military dictators if austerity demands not met

June 19, 2010
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EU Chief: Portugal, Spain, and Greece will fall to military dictators if austerity demands not met

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has warned that Spain, Greece and Portugal will fall into the hands of dictators, and that democracy will disappear, if they do not immediately implement the austerity measures recommended by the International Monetary Fund to tackle their debt problems. This, the Daily Mail reports, came out just as...

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Invisible Hand Episode 13: Interview with John David van Hove, a.k.a. “Johnny Liberty”

June 19, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 13: Interview with John David van Hove, a.k.a. “Johnny Liberty”

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with John David Van Hove, a.k.a. “Johnny Liberty.” Van Hove is an author, educator, researcher, business developer, and public speaker on many topics, including sovereignty, freedom, liberty, history, law, economics, money, leadership, and the true nature of power. He is also the...

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Austerity is big in Japan

June 12, 2010
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Austerity is big in Japan

Japan may be one of the next countries on the brink of economic collapse. The country’s new Prime Minister and former finance minister Naoto Kan was recently quoted by Business Insider as saying that, “As we can see from the eurozone confusion that started in Greece, there is a risk of default if growing...

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Invisible Hand Episode 12: Interview with Delia Lopez

June 12, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 12: Interview with Delia Lopez

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with Delia Lopez, the Republican Party nominee for US Congressional District 3 in Oregon, which includes Portland. Delia is a libertarian Ron Paul-style “small r republican” who supports states’ rights, ending the Federal Reserve, pulling back from global empire, legalizing cannabis, and...

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US credit rating under threat again

May 26, 2010
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US credit rating under threat again

Moody’s is wagging their finger at the US for not adopting IMF austerity measures quickly enough. From Bloomberg: The U.S. government’s Aaa bond rating will come under pressure in the future unless additional measures are taken to reduce projected record budget deficits, according to Moody’s Investors Service Inc. … The government’s finances have been...

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Invisible Hand Episode 9: Interview with Ellen Hodgson Brown

May 24, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 9: Interview with Ellen Hodgson Brown

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with Ellen Hodgson Brown, known for her popular book Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free, for which there is now an updated 2010 edition. She runs the websites WebofDebt.com and Public-Banking.com....

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