Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 140

“Have the Finance Ministers be Bastards” In the first half of the 1970s, the global economic, financial and monetary order underwent a series of catalytic changes and transformations. Relations between the rich and powerful nations, notably the United States, West Germany and Japan, had become tense and tumultuous. More problematic was that relations between these […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 138

The Institutions of Global Governance This episode attempts to provide a brief overview of some of the key institutions of global financial governance, specifically (though not exclusively) as it relates to Europe’s debt crisis. Included in the discussion is not simply the names of the institutions, but their roles, their leadership and internal governance structures, […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 137

Europe’s Technocratic Tyranny Throughout the course of the European debt crisis, unelected technocratic institutions have been the most important and influential in managing the EU’s response to the crisis and overall management of Europe’s economic governance. These institutions include the ‘Troika’ of the IMF, European Central Bank, and European Commission, but also secret meetings of […]

The EyeOpener- Argentina: In the Shadow of the IMF

It’s funny how quickly perceptions can change on the global stage. Just a few years ago, Argentina was being hailed as a remarkable tale of success snatched from the jaws of defeat. After suffering an economic crisis in 1999-2002 that saw widespread unemployment and riots, the fall of the government, and a national default on […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 43

Free Markets & Drug Wars What is the relationship between what we call ‘free markets’ and drug wars, between the drug trade and globalization, between multinational corporations, banks, and drug cartels? When we look at the actual actors, institutions, and functions of the drug trade, the difference between a ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’ market are arbitrary. […]

The Global Banking ‘Super-Entity’ Drug Cartel: The “Free Market” of Finance Capital

I would like to introduce you, the reader, to some realities of our global banking system, resting on the rhetoric of free markets, but functioning, in actuality, as a global cartel, a “super-entity” in which the world’s major banks all own each other and own the controlling shares in the world’s largest multinational corporations, influence […]