Monday, June 6, 2022

Michael Hudson — Is US/NATO (with WEF help) pushing for a Global South famine?

Is the proxy war in Ukraine turning out to be only a lead-up to something larger, involving world famine and a foreign-exchange crisis for food- and oil-deficit countries?

Many more people are likely to die of famine and economic disruption than on the Ukrainian battlefield. It thus is appropriate to ask whether what appeared to be the Ukraine proxy war is part of a larger strategy to lock in U.S. control over international trade and payments. We are seeing a financially weaponized power grab by the U.S. Dollar Area over the Global South as well as over Western Europe. Without dollar credit from the United States and its IMF subsidiary, how can countries stay afloat? How hard will the U.S. act to block them from de-dollarizing, opting out of the U.S. economic orbit?…
The overarching question at this point is whether China and Russia step in. It's may be a matter of to what degree they will step in and disrupt disaster capitalism.
U.S. diplomats are forcing countries to choose whether, in George W. Bush’s words, “you are either for us or against us.” The litmus test is whether they are willing to force their populations to starve and shut down their economies for lack of food and oil by stopping trade with the world’s Eurasian core of China, Russia, India, Iran and their neighbors.
Michael Hudson — On Finance, Real Estate And The Powers Of Neoliberalism
Is US/NATO (with WEF help) pushing for a Global South famine?
Michael Hudson | President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Guest Professor at Peking University

See also

Michael Roberts Blog — blogging from a marxist economist
Food, famine and war
Michael Roberts


Internationalist 360º
Africa’s Escalating Food Crisis: African Union (AU) Leaders Meet with Russian Government
Abayomi Azikiwe

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