The Not So Hidden Hand: Government & Wall Street Manipulation of Stock Markets

Critical Questions for students of Economics and Finance, as well as for retail investors worldwide:  If you were shown how an academic discipline, or an investment marketplace, were rigged, or at the least, not fully what they’re officially sold as being, would you still invest your time, effort and/or hard earned cash?  Or would you […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 144

Central Banks & Global Governance What role do central banks play in the process and evolution of ‘global governance’? This episode attempts to provide a loose definition of global governance and briefly look at the role of ‘independent’ central banks in defining and shaping the modern world economy, specifically the global ‘market economy’. What is […]

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 102

Methods of Research for Financial Markets How does one go about researching and trying to understand the complexities of global financial markets and the economic and monetary order? Where does one even start? In this episode, I explain my research project – the People’s Book Project – and how I have been doing my research […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 101

Central Banks, Foreign Reserves & the Role of the U.S. Dollar There has been a great deal of commentary about the seemingly inevitable decline of the US dollar, and its replacement as the international reserve currency. This may be inevitable, in the sense that all through history, no single currency has remained as the central […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 96

Central Banking and the Madness of Markets What is the purpose of central banks? How do they function, whose interest do they serve? How have they evolved over the years? Commonly referred to as ‘lenders of last resort,’ they are now also known as ‘market makers of last resort,’ once subjected to the ‘fiscal dominance’ […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 91

Empire of Debt This episode examines the contours of how debt relates to imperialism in the modern world, noting its recent history from the oil price shocks to the 1980s debt crisis, the implementation of neoliberal reforms, central bank “independence” and the power of financial markets. Debt functions as a means of dependency and discipline, […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 84

The Global Cartel: Central Banks & Financial Markets What is the nature of financial markets? What are central banks and how are they controlled? These two areas are heavily overlapped, with private banks playing a leading role in the shaping of policy and institutions. Financial markets influence central banks, and central banks influence financial markets, […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 35

The Institutions of Imperial Domination In understanding empire, we must understand the institutions which direct and implement the process of imperialism. Starting with the central institution of imperialism – the State – we find its history as emerging in response to economic inequality, to preserve for the few at the expense of the many. The […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 25

Rise of the Italian Technocracy How did Italy come to be ruled by an unelected banker-EU-dominated technocracy? This episode looks at the messy maelstrom of melodrama that is Italian politics, the decline and fall of Berlusconi, the emergence of a hopeful and potentially radical new politician (the “most popular politician in Europe”), and the ascension […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 24

The Causes & Consequences of the European Debt Crisis What created the European debt crisis? Was it the “welfare states” as repeated by the mainstream (and even many in the alternative) media, or was it the European Union itself? Was it the euro, the trade policies, or perhaps the major international banks? It is important […]

Podcast Show #70

The Boiling Frogs Presents Richard Moore This is Part 5 of our interview series on the New World Order. You can listen to the previous interviews in this series here: Part I, Part II, Part III , and Part IV. Richard Moore shares with us his unique perspective on the working of the political world […]