Panama Papers, World Bank, financial fraud, whistleblowers, offshore havens, banks and banking, race and sports, wall street and finance, journalism and media, predatory lending, subprime lending
Pulitzer-sharing journo. Now: Global investigations editor @AP. Then: @ICIJorg (#PanamaPapers etc.)
Author, THE MONSTER, epic history of subprime loan biz
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Michael Hudson has been an editor and reporter at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists since 2012, working on ICIJ’s ground-breaking investigations of offshore financial secrecy and the global trade in human tissue and leading ICIJ's World Bank investigation.
For many decades, the Federal Reserve has rigged the bond market by its purchases. And for about a century, central banks have set interest rates (mainly to stabilize their currency's exchange rate) with collateral effects on securities prices.
Nget Khun, a 76-year-old known to some in Cambodia’s capital as “Grandma Mommy,” hasn’t had a quiet retirement. Authorities have tossed the former street vendor in prison for months at a time. Khun says police have beaten and shocked her with electric stun batons. All because, she says, she dared to speak out against a wave of evictions targeting poor people living in an area of Phnom Penh that was supposed to be protected by a World Bank-financed land management program.
In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international finance, trade and “foreign aid” (defined simply as any government credit) depicts an almost utopian system uplifting all countries, not stripping their assets and imposing austerity.
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