Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 115

Financial Markets, Money Creation & the European Debt Crisis

EPPHow does Europe's ongoing debt crisis relate to financial markets and the monetary system? This episode portends to be an introduction to the subject of Europe's debt crisis, its causes, effects and evolution over the years. Of particular relevance is the creation of the euro, trade 'imbalances' between states, the dependence on financial markets (banks!) for government funding, and the ideological and institutional reaction to the crisis, aiming to establish the EU as a 'competitive' environment on a global scale, representing a 'race to the bottom' for Europe's labour market and population, trying to compete with cheap-labour economies in Asia and elsewhere.

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Podcast Show #115: Obama, Putin, Prince Bandar & the Looming War on Syria

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Pepe Escobar

Roving journalist and author Pepe Escobar joins us to discuss the latest developments on Syria. We delve into the facts and sources on the latest chemical weapons allegations. We discuss Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar, Russia, the Kurd’s stand, the greater geopolitical implications of the nearing war on Syria and much more. Do not miss this riveting episode of the Boiling Frogs Show.

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times. He is an investigative journalist with three decades of experience in covering politics and conflicts around the globe. He’s been a foreign correspondent since 1985, based in London, Milan, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, and Bangkok. Mr. Escobar is the author of three must-read books: Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War, Red Zone Blues: A Snapshot of Baghdad During the Surge, and Obama Does Globalistan.

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