Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 68

The Great Convergence In the past 500 years, the western world has come to rise to prominence over the rest. This process was the result of expansionist imperialism, militarism and warfare; but also of the development and projection of new economic and social models, largely those based around state-capitalism, and the rhetoric of free trade […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 67

Institutional Insanity Corporate executives might be insane. At least, that’s what you’d think after listening to an interview with the chairman of Nestlé, the world’s largest foodstuff corporation. By looking at Peter Brabeck of Nestlé, examining his views and thinking, one could not be blamed for assuming him to be a sociopath. But it is […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 66

An Economic NATO Have you heard of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? It’s been discussed for a few years by top-level politicians, corporate associations and think tanks, and was formally announced by President Obama in February of this year. Still haven’t heard of it? What many are calling an “economic NATO” is the Atlantic […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 65

Debt Domination & the Crisis in Cyprus Cyprus is in the midst of a troublesome bailout deal, buying large amounts of bad bank debts and handing the bill to the population to pay for with reduced standards of living and increased exploitation. This is the nature of the ‘debt crisis’ in Cyprus, across Europe, and […]