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The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast
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Paul Craig Roberts is a former assistant secretary of the Treasury and was associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He was a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles.
He is chairman of The Institute for Political Economy.
His website is PaulCraigRoberts.org
It's always a pleasure to chat with Paul.
Prep notes and actual interview notes; very rough
Talk about the Deep State.
Paul tells me he was part of a secret committee Reagan appointed to deal with deep state.
Paul wrote an email to me:
Rob, this is click here
There is a full scale open coup against the elected president of the US and this idiot speaks of a president about to be overthrown as a dictator in cahoots with a foreign enemy. This is unbelievable mindlessness. OEN does not want to be associated with this abject nonsense.
I replied suggesting we do an interview to discuss it.
We discuss neoliberalism and its history. John Bates Clark
Paul says Michael Hudson is the best expert on neoliberalism.
I ask Paul, Whats the economic model you would like to see?
Economists Paul likes: Mark Smith, John Stewart Mill, Ricardo
Democracy Is Fighting to Survive the Rise of Western Authoritarianism
The European peoples whose governments were paid to sell out the sovereignty of their nations to the EU are experiencing great difficulties in being permitted to govern themselves.
America is a country hollowed out by the short-term greed of the ruling class and its shills in the economics profession and in Congress. Capitalism only works for the few. It no longer works for the many.
On national security grounds Trump should respond to Fords announcement of offshoring the production of Ford Focus to China by nationalizing Ford. Michigans payrolls and tax base will decline and employment in China will rise. We are witnessing a major US corporation enabling Chinas rise over the United States. Among the external costs of Fords contribution to Chinas GDP is Trumps increased US military budget to counter the rise in Chinas power.
Trump should also nationalize Apple, Nike, Levi, and all the rest of the offshored US global corporations who have put the interest of a few people above the interests of the American work force and the US economy. There is no other way to get the jobs back. Of course, if Trump did this, he would be assassinated.
America is ruled by a tiny percentage of people who constitute a treasonous class. These people have the money to purchase the government, the media, and the economics profession that shills for them. This greedy traitorous interest group must be dealt with or the United States of America and the entirety of its peoples are lost.
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As long ago as November 21, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to Col. House that the real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.
Thomas Jefferson said that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies and that if the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks . . . will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The shrinkage of the US middle class is evidence that Jeffersons prediction is coming true.
The Treasonous Democratic Party
The Democrats insane hatred of Trump deplorables has firmly allied the Democrats with the corrupt military/security complex in a plot to overthrow the elected President of the United States.https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/07/26/cia-fbi-doj-plot-to-overthrow-the-president-of-the-united-states/
What these former heads of intelligence mean is that Trump, by attempting to normalize relations with Russia, is endangering the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex and the multi-millions each of them expect to receive for their service in office not to US national security but to the security of the military/security complex's budget.
Is President Trump A Traitor Because He Wants Peace With Russia?
The Democrats say he is
The US Democratic Party is determined to take the world to thermo-nuclear war rather than to admit that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election fair and square. The Democratic Party was totally corrupted by the Clinton Regime, and now it is totally insane. Leaders of the Democratic Party, such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, my former co-author in the New York Times, have responded in a non-Democratic way to the first step President Trump has taken to reduce the extremely dangerous tensions with Russia that the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes created between the two superpowers.
Julian Assange, the worlds best journalist, The new president of Ecuador and his foreign minister have apparently been purchased by Washington and reportedly are in the process of revoking Assanges Ecuadorian citizenship and political asylum and handing him over to the British, who, in turn, will hand him over to their Washington masters.
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