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Economist Michael Hudson on Junk Economics

Sunday, April 09, 2017 By Paul Sliker and Dante Dallavalle, Democracy at Work | Audio Segment
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Democracy at Work's Paul Sliker and Dante Dallavalle talk with Michael Hudson, one of the world's six economists who accurately predicted the 2007-2008 financial crisis. His new book, J is for Junk Economics, reveals how the mainstream economic vocabulary has been turned around in an Orwellian way to mean just the opposite of what words used to mean. Michael explains how the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works, the economy under Obama vs. Trump, and what might be coming next.

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Dante Dallavalle

Dante Dallavalle is a contributor to Democracy at Work. Follow Dante on Twitter.

Paul Sliker

Paul Sliker is the editor of Democracy at Work's Coop Talk. Follow Paul on Twitter.

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Economist Michael Hudson on Junk Economics

Sunday, April 09, 2017 By Paul Sliker and Dante Dallavalle, Democracy at Work | Audio Segment
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Democracy at Work's Paul Sliker and Dante Dallavalle talk with Michael Hudson, one of the world's six economists who accurately predicted the 2007-2008 financial crisis. His new book, J is for Junk Economics, reveals how the mainstream economic vocabulary has been turned around in an Orwellian way to mean just the opposite of what words used to mean. Michael explains how the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works, the economy under Obama vs. Trump, and what might be coming next.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Dante Dallavalle

Dante Dallavalle is a contributor to Democracy at Work. Follow Dante on Twitter.

Paul Sliker

Paul Sliker is the editor of Democracy at Work's Coop Talk. Follow Paul on Twitter.

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