The financial sector has succeeded in depicting itself as part of the
productive economy, yet for centuries banking was recognized as being
parasitic. The essence of parasitism is not only to drain the host’s
nourishment, but also to dull the host’s brain so that it does not
recognize that the parasite is there.
This is the illusion that much of Europe and the United States suffer under today. The aim of this book is to pierce this illusion and replace junk economics with economics based on reality. In Killing the Host, Michael Hudson argues that financial crises will continue unless we radically transform our economic and political structures, and reclaim the best ideas of classical economics.
Ominous, yet clear-eyed and prophetic, Hudson provides viable solutions to our economic problems, at a time when politicians have shown themselves unable to understand our economy much less fix it.
Killing the Host - Michael Hudson
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