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The Shift Eastward: World's Biggest Banks 1999 and 2009

One interesting indicator of the financial shift eastward and the rise of China is indicated in the first two graphs, just over the fold (hat-tip: Syd Walker). As Michael Hudson … Continue reading

22 May, 2009 · 2 Comments

Meltdown Geography: How the crash will reshape America

Most of us live in urban areas and depend, in no small measure, on the networks and amenities a city provides: its infrastructure, its creative hubs, its unique places. The … Continue reading

28 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

James Petras: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire

James Petras’s latest essay [.pdf], ‘World Depression: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire’ is excerpted below, wherein he combines an analysis of world economic prospects with his … Continue reading

28 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

Infinite Debt: The Legalised Crime Of Usury

One of the key contributing causes that led to the financial “crisis”, by Thomas Geoghegan’s reckoning, is the legalisation of usury. Related to and coupled with this, anti-labour laws and … Continue reading

23 March, 2009 · 6 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"