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really consulted, that's an awful lot of people and they will have to be paid for. they will have to be looked after. they have to be housed, they have to be provided with jobs or with welfare payments. he doesn't have that kind of money. m a, germany doesn't have that money. that's on top of all the other economic problems or, you know, storing food prices soaring energy prices. so where's this money going to come from to bay for these ukrainians? they'll no doubt the pressure why food the u. s. is profiting from the struggles of ukraine while european countries are carrying the burden. so say the chinese foreign ministry spokesperson overwhelmed war since the outbreak of the russia ukraine conflict? europe has been bearing the cost economically, politically and socially. but the u. s. has been reaping the benefits u. s. arms dealers have been celebrating with champagne and the u. s. grain and energy industries have made a fortune. well, this may be what the chinese are alluding to the u. k. energy camps are expected to
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rise to record $2800.00 pounds in october with prices skyrocketing in the e. u as well. though spikes are causing major problems for the german car industry, disrupted supplies of ammonia grain as well. some florida shortages have pushed up fertilizer and food prices. many small businesses hoping to close. according to the washington post inflation in the west has reached the 40 year peak. political analyst garlan nixon believes the u. s. isn't concerned with europe sacrifices as long as its benefits. what the europeans have understand is, the ukraine crisis sped up a dynamic that was inevitable in the same way that if a person doesn't have food, if you start starving, your body will literally consume its own tissue. to survive, to keep the organs and the heart in the main parts of the body alive. what's happening is, as russia and china provide viable alternatives for developing nations to, to,
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to trade with them, whether it's in bananas or uranium or coffee or whatever it is. it gets more difficult for the u. s. empire to pray on these compet countries and to have a high standard of living based on those predatory actions. so what it is done is turned inward, and now it has to pray on the european union here in the united states. i mean, we have some level of, you know, we have increased gas prices, we have a increased inflation, but no more than what's going around the world. we probably have the norm that's going around the world as opposed to europe, which has dramatically larger problems. they're not as wealthy as the united states, they're not as economically stable. and keep in mind something the u. s. in russia can grow their own food. we can create our own a, you know, we provide our own energy and the you can do neither of those things. amid the crane conflict, those dealing sanctions appear to be suffering more than those dealt them next.
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cross talked else into white. that may be estrada head. ah ah. hello and welcome to cross talk. we're all things are considered. i'm peter lavelle, the drive to sanction russia in any one who does business with russia is wrecking havoc on the global economy. the goal is to punish russia so far the russian economy remain stable. this cannot be said for other economies around the world. in fact, those who sanction are feeling enormous pain and suffering ah cross sucking sanctions. i'm joined by my guest, michael hudson in new york. he is a professor of economics at the university, missouri, kansas city,
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as well as author of forgive them their debts. in las vegas, we have taught horowitz, he is the chief market strategist at bubba crating. and in london, we cross a total ewing. he is a managing director of concord risk capital or a gentleman cross sock rules and effect. that means he can jump in anytime you want . and i always appreciate, let me go to michael. first thing in new york here in the conflicts are about 3 months ago. and one of the things that i've been fascinated with michael is the ricochet effect of all of the sanctions. i mean, every single day, there's another layer, another unexpected consequence. and, and in it there seems to be no reverse of this for the time being. as matter of fact, on the west wants to double down as where todd is in las vegas may experience a brown outs. i read this morning that france is handing out food stamps. but you know, doubling downs. got to work somehow. i guess. go ahead michael. well, one of the problems of trying to be
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a futurist is you always assume that countries are going to act in their own self interest. and that's not what's happening now. the european countries and i shouldn't say countries, the european politicians have been back by so much american meddling in europe selections for the last few years. they hide their whole future to the back in the united states. and they really feel that because the united states is sort of running the world, they are representing us interest more than european interests. and the question is now that oil prices are going up, now that all of a sudden europe is essentially being squeezed out of its chemical industry. it's fertilizer industry, it's a car industry. and at what point are they going to make a radical change? it can't be done under the current social democrats and the christian democrats and
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the other politicians there. it's an inherently unstable situation, but it looks like you're going to be squeezed and squeezed by and in a way that's the effect of the nato war against russia. it's really more and more of the united states locking in control over europe in japan as satellites. and by locking it in, it's made a kind of a berlin wall, not keeping russia and out, but keeping its own allies, nato allies and dependencies and satellites in their own expense to depend on american oil, american gas, and basically american exports. and that's why the year was going down, the n is going down toward the british of sterling, they're both going down to a dollar per year or dollar sir sterling and, ah, the american dollars soaring against that satellites. and you,
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you can just see where this is leading, yell todd, i mean id for it. when, when speaking of europe, a mean their productivity is going to, it's going to crash. i mean, if you don't have a stable energy relations and, you know, you know, getting off of russian oil and gas. okay. well, you go ahead do your best, but i mean, i don't think anybody voted for it. your consumer certainly aren't happy with it. here. i mean, the interesting thing for me is that there's a lot of virtue signaling, but there's not much serious thinking here. i mean, like maybe and the conflict in ukraine. it maybe i get ahead of myself. you know what europe is doing is self inflicted. what the us is doing is self inflicted go head caught in las vegas, mom. i agree. a 100 percent. i mean, you know, the, listen, we just heard about talking about oil. you know, the united states stopped rolling oil on the, on the flip of a coin, and immediately after president biden took office, we were no longer an export. in fact, we can even get it, which is why inflation is going to pluto in united states of america and around the
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world. but again, you, you hear about the currencies, what's going on. the currencies are, are fraudulent, current thing to begin with. the fayette currency system is central banks are wrong . the globe basically stealing money or giving us taxation without representation, no matter where you live. yes, the dollar is much stronger against the other currencies. however, the dollar doesn't buy anywhere near what it should be by. i mean we're paying here which is cheaper compared to your what we're bank by dollars a gallon for gasoline. this is a problem. it is me self created in self promoted with the idea of bringing in green energy, which is ridiculous because it couldn't be done as you if they want to get it done tomorrow. and when we have a, a, the talk of rolling brown out throughout the summer, our power grid couldn't handle a green and the power good anyways. so you know,
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you should have said and continue to produce oil. and you should have been a net exporter, which would help the u. k, which would help germany, which would help united states and bring the price down. and that would really put pressure on russia. but yet russia is now actually driving. just take a look at the rubel, what it is, dawn and now at about 3 or 4 year highs from or was so there's a lot of issues you're that are all self created as you shut. you know, tony and live in london who are the biggest one who suffers the most from the sanctions here. and again, these are not voted upon. there's not any that. apparently the west is protecting the so called democracy in ukraine. but with in the west, people are being, are suffering because of decisions made by leaders that there they never consulted anyone with about and, and so the question is, who suffers the most from this? and there, is there any turning back because the 2nd one is part of the program, want to talk about this, this great breached it's going on in the global economy? go ahead. tony and london. yeah, thanks a lot. in my opinion,
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i guess i probably have a bit of a country and you know, i was in russia when this happened in february and, you know, i think like like most russians, i was in shock. but then i started thinking about things. and if you look at the russian economy, it, it has, it is, it is done well, but it's, it's come back in many ways to, in certain indicators where it was about 20 years ago. and from my point of view, and i'm speaking from a, from a chest playing point of view, from my point of view, the move that the president putting made in, in terms of moving into ukraine was, was, was thoughtful. i think i'm not altogether convinced that the american did not anticipate that move. and then i think on, on the parts of both the russians and americans, there's that and i'm talking about big business. there is a thought about all the natural resources that russia has, has that have been,
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that are not being exploited. and that that economy is it. technically, it could be the largest economy in the world by far. it has 3 times the amount of resources that even united states has. and yet we see an economy that has not done what it could. and so when you talk about those that are being hurt in my, my theory about this, the idea was, was to allow the u. s. and the europeans to, to do the heavy lifting by 1st cutting off a lot of the oligarchs who've been choking the economy and retarding it for the last 20 years. the people that, that have owned a lot of the assets, but have stashed a lot of the money that they've, they've taken from russia and stashed abroad in 2nd to, to create a level playing field. that is, when business does resume back in a rush and it will resume when, when companies do come back from the west into russia because they will be forced to. i mean, mercedes will need to, they need to have the largest market for their cars back on track. then in,
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in when, when that happens, they're going to come back under different terms. and i think, you know, in a, in a similar way that we saw china, you know, do this to everyone during w t o when, when they came to w t o and they said, look, they're going to be new terms, new, new playing. they got rid of a large number of, of their, you know, sort of would be oligarchs, and were able to neutralize them and to allow foreign companies to come in and to, to operate on new terms of the chinese that were favorable for china. i think, i think that's the goal here in russia and i, i don't think that it's, it's, it's the village and that of, of latimer putting alone. i think this is there, a lot of people involved and i think the u. s. has been jocking for that. i think we saw we saw some of our own politicians and their relatives doing that in ukraine . so yeah, well, i think there's a really good point here. i mean it's another grift here. i'm michael. i mean, you know, talking about coding well going after all, god. so they're not really called that anymore. that's kind of
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a ninety's term. and is, are, is confiscating people's property russians property in the west that mean that is a complete breach of law and no due process. and that's going to come back and haunt the west. ok, because people are not going to trust their banks or trust their real estate. they're not going to trust their law. ok. this is another unintended consequences. it shouldn't be done. yeah, but michael, i mean, since we're talking about russia, i live here they, it's a country that's under sanction, but out, other than being able to participate in the global financial system, more or less, everything's ok so far, michael. well, i think it's just doing a favor to russia to have that rely on its own money creation. most of russia's money, as an investment is a domestic not born. there is no need for russia or other countries to borrow dollars to create money in their own currency, to build their own factories,
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more housing and more real estate to build up our economy. so by cutting russia off from dollars, it's obliged russia. so just create all of its own money that keeps all of the interest charges and the debt service within russia itself. and actually fries russia from this drain, or russia had been convinced that it somehow needed dollar credits that it doesn't need at all. so again, russia comes out the net dinner on this, i tied to it the strength of the rubel. i've really surprised a lot of people including myself, actually. i mean, it's just because it's more commodity based now because instead of just printing it, it's based on something. it's based on something that people want, you know, oil, gas, grain, things like that, real things, not this imaginary stuff in the west. go ahead. well, i mean again the, the, the rubel is a win win. russian forced people that they want to buy rushes natural gas. you had
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to pay in roubles, you couldn't pay in any other currency. so they dictated the terms to the rest of the rural. if you want are goods and, and the sanctions that are imaginary lee, there are really not there. and, but i know we're still doing business with russian. russia got a key partners all deal, which is china. jain is, you know, they've been trading back in burger china and will continue to do so. and this is in china somewhere involved in all these things are. but the biggest problem is going to be the famine and the lack of food. and i want to, i want to great, i want to get to that point after we go to our break. and after that break, we'll continue our discussion on sanctioned state with ah
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welcome back to cross stock where all things are considered on peter labelle to remind you were discussing sanctions. ah. okay, let's go back to tanya in las vegas right before when did the break, you started mentioning about the issue of a food insecurity in the world. i really would like to point out say when there's no shortage of food, it's sanctions and it's so supply chain issues here. okay. i think a lot of the media has been very, very dishonest and talking about this issue and it's fear mongering. but sanctions do play a role and sub supply issues here. so to todd, to take it from there because this is an issue i asked earlier in the program, who suffers the most? what's got was going to be the poorest that's going to some of the most in the, in the building world and in the developed world go head todd. i think the bigger sufferers are going to be obviously, as you said, the poor a lot of africa and of course the middle east, which is desperate for,
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for russian wheat and for ukrainian wheat. and the atlas and they supply 30 percent of the world's crops. and you know, we say everything's okay, however you have, you had a bad here in australia, which is a big producer. you had a bad your brazil. and if united states doesn't produce, it's going to create a lot more of a real shortage of food products. this year and you're going to do, there's a good chance you will see united states $10.00 for a loaf of bread next year. wow. already running into trouble with these high commodity prices and the inability plus a bag that russia control some key components for fertilizer, which is also short. so you're seeing a lot of things driven for no reason, except for that we have a, a war and ukraine and russia. and we have the outside world trying to dictate terms of our russia analyst, which is not going to work unless you, if you only weak and hurt them, is 3rd them financially. the only way to that is to produce oil and noted states.
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then you could actually hurt russia and, or financially, but the way we're going about things is really just making more problems for the rest of the world, including us itself. and it's michael, you erase your finger that you want to say something. go ahead. yes, you mentioned on north africa and either or the squeeze on oil prices and on food prices is going to cause and balance and payments prices for latin america, for africa and for much of asia. and this is coming at a time when their foreign debts are falling due, and there's no way that these countries didn't pay their dollar. i steps and also afford the import the energy and the food to keep them going. so united states is doing is planted a time bomb that will be exploding by september when the foreign debt service is coming due. and you're about to see a lot of defaults. and at this point, russia and china come in and say, we will provide you with the oil,
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the food around the sanctions, and you're having the chance of the whole world splitting into 2 block has an american maintenance block and russia, china and eurasia. and the southern hemisphere all together. i'm glad you mentioned that tony. let's, let's address. go ahead and jump in. go ahead tony. i was, it doesn't seem to be the goal. i mean, it, you know, to me, since, since the cold war ended. and i remember when, when, you know, when i was in graduate school and people that were getting physics, ph. d, 's were talking about, what are they going to do now? because, you know, there's, there's no more enemy for them do to, they can't get high salary going into 2 government offices because the, you know, there's no more enemy for us to fight. then, you know, since that time we've been, we've been having little wars in the middle east little words here. i think the goal was to get another cold war, isn't it? and to divide the world into, into 2 halves where we're in effect we still would have some. busy control over over some domain and everyone would,
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would need to rely upon the u. s. for permission to do whatever they need to do. and we really didn't want globalization. so i kind of feel like this is done on purpose and that this is this, but, you know, isolating. russia was, was part of that plan. it was, it was, it was never the acceptance of the fact that perhaps we could actually be allies at some point after, after, on the ronald reagan years, we kind of thought, well, let's, let's continue and see if we can still get profitable. profitable deals for our defense contractors. they're shooting off those, those javelin that are 250000 pop in ukraine, all 24 hours a day. now. you know, those are things that people are benefiting from. so when you talk about the losers, you also get to talk about the winners in the winter seem to be pushing for this, this sort of 2nd cold, cold war way in that on time. because i mean, if, whether it was the intent or not, what i see is that we're going to have to globalization 2 separate ones. they're not going to have a whole lot of contact with each other. because well i'm, i'm a,
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i'm very cynical the, the u. s. once a gemini, they don't like challenger's ok. and if you, if you challenge them either you know, isolate them or destroy them. and maybe the best option in here is just not talk to each other. go ahead, taught in las vegas, i think the united states is driving along with other partners across the globe on identify at the moment when probably china and others is to bring it into total globalization and ignore and break out all the middle classes across the globe. and make this an i socialistic world where we don't have any more small business, you have no more competition for the big vendors, the big, the big dealers. you know, whether to be from the defense side of the world, or from the facebook and google's of the world who no longer have competition. if you break out all the middle of last year, bust everybody out. and you have just one big socialize world. you have no more competition, you have no more real desire to go to work and create. you've destroyed an entire
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class of people and that's what it looks like is happening to me throughout. and that is very much in, on par with what goes on and russia and china all the time. and i think this is where the united states is headed under their current regime and current policies. michael way in on that about this, this is the, these 2 blocks of globalization. you see it that way. i and is it, is it inherently stable or unstable? go ahead. michael is not simply a group of one countryside, nato and the u. s. against others. it's a conflict of economic systems in the united states system is a financial i system that they're not written. capitalism is finance capitalism. and it's, it's a push the united states into a depression adapt inflation. the united states is not realized because it's so high cost because it's financial ised in russia, china, and eurasia. they can create finance not to increase bonds, braces or the wells,
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and the one percent. they can create actual means of production for the 99 percent . so it's a conflict the more g, like in tony, what is the fate of the dollar in all of this here? because i over the years i've done a number of pro programs about $3.00 ation. that was more in theory. now, it seems like in reality, as i pointed out here, you're seizing people's assets and things like that, you know, in his way, we're russia, iran, the, the thought is, you know, why should i get involved in their financial system if you're going to steal it from me ok. people don't want to do that. ok. and they're working now in their own currencies. there is something that started about 20 years ago. it's certainly accelerated. go ahead, tony. i think the dollars on the serious, brad. i mean, i think, you know, you, you wouldn't even need to go as far as overseas. i mean, you can look at what's happening domestically. i mean, our colleagues in the show pointed out that we were, we're facing hyperinflation, where we're facing a situation where in effect, the dollar, regardless of what the,
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the quoted parodies are abroad. it, it simply does it by what it used to, whether that's domestic or, or foreign. i think when you do look abroad and you, you also think about the concept of crypto currency, for example. i mean, we have the administration come out, you know, a month or so ago talking about a dollar crypto, crypto dollar. but you know, years ago when, when several of us were talking about the need for trip to currency to be embraced perhaps by the united states. by other countries, no one wanted to, no one had interest in it. now that the dollars under threat to me, i see that crypto dollars really just you know, grasping it's wrong. and i think there's desperation there to somehow stabilize the dollar. and for the reason my colleagues here said, you know, we have, we have a world where there's an energy crisis that's coming we have in food crisis that's coming, both of which are artificially trying to tony, tony big artificial, okay, but this is what really gets to me, they are artificial,
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they're there. it's because of her call. it takes politics is creating a shortage. ok, that number up and running our time together to go to kent. let me go to charges real as a production. we know most of the press is full of crap and creates fair and therefor minor. however, in this particular case, there is a real shortage and, and, and if the united states doesn't have a big crop production with the lack of russia, there is going to be a shortage. and, and again, it's gonna mean that people have to pay a lot more to eat, and that's going to really hurt the, the middle east, and some of the small poor countries. and, and the overall and overwhelming manipulation, fraudulent behavior by the central banks around the world, which really get into destruct currencies, which is trying to get to a digital coin versus a crypto coin. i think there's a big difference there. criptos are real because they cannot be interfered with with the by a central banking system. that is the whole theory behind crypto currencies. what
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the, what the world wants. and certainly they had said when i was a digital coin, which they can all still it will, did the value and make worth less, make your spending power were less and make you live, work harder to live the same life you live before. and this is, these are the bigger problems yet are being created by these high dollars and high kurt low currencies across the globe because they're all, no matter what number they're sure quoting are worth less today than they were yesterday. okay, let me go to michael. michael todd said in the program that we could face, i $10.00 her loaf of bread. what are the social and political implications of that in what we saw we think of is the prosperous west. michael were in a dead deflation, were not in an inflation. there may be, for the 3rd world, countries in the global south, their current season will go down against the dollar because of their balance and payments deficits, the paper, food, and oil. for the global south, there will be a currency depreciation. but in the united states, it's written,
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it's such heavy dep, that's not the case and other parts of the world and the v, as you pointed out, but it doesn't have to be this way. there's no real shortage. it is an artificial shortage created by american policy and the world does not have to suffer. there's a way for it to get by and it looks to me like the way to get by is to throw in with the countries that are growing with eurasia, with russia, china, iran, india, that is going to be the new center of the world, essentially just leaving the united states and europe to, to shrink. well, i mean, michael, i, i essentially agree with you and i don't think there's any turning back. i don't think there's going to be a return to what we had before before a february 24th of this year. i think it is a breach in a very serious one, and it's good. we can rely upon people like my panel here to help us navigate the
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