To listen to the part 1 overview of my forthcoming book, ‘Looting Greece: An Emerging New Financial Imperialism’, by Clarity Press, September 2016, on the Euro neoliberal and German origins of Greek debt crises 2010-2016, listen to my August 19, Alternative Visions radio show. Go to:
(Next week’s August 26 show: ‘Greek Debt Crises, Part 2: Syriza’s strategic and tactical errors, why the Troika prevailed, and why another Greek crisis is inevitable; plus what is ‘Financial Imperialism’.)
Dr. Rasmus discusses the first of a two part series on Alternative Visions radio, Progressive Radio Network, on the nature of Greek debt crises, and how they are the consequence of Euro neoliberalism, dominance of the Eurozone’s ‘Troika’ (European Commission, European Central Bank, IMF) by German bankers, allies and politicians, and the continuing insolvency of European private banks. Citing recent studies that show 95% of Greece’s debt payment to the Troika since 2010 have gone to European bankers, Rasmus argues the recycling of debt and interest payments represents an emerging new form of financial imperialism that is built into the Eurozone’s very structure since 1999. The deeper analysis is available in Dr. Rasmus’s new book, to be released in September, ‘Looting Greece: An Emerging New Financial Imperialism’, by Clarity Press. Rasmus discusses the origins of the 2010, 2012, 2015 (and April 2016 mini) debt crises in Greece, and concludes with the Greek Syriza party’s main strategic error. Next week, Part 2: ‘Why Syriza’s strategy (and tactics) failed and why the Troika’s prevailed’—plus more on the new financial imperialism taking form in the Eurozone periphery and its prospects globally elsewhere.