Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)


(77,162 posts)
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:03 PM Jun 2016

Neoliberalism Will Soon Force Americans to Leave the United States [View all]

Neoliberal economic policy will eventually pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States and now Greece in search of a better life, economist Michael Hudson tells The Real News Network’s Sharmini Peries.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


147 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Many of us have already been driven out of Manhattan and SF. Why not sell the whole damn country? leveymg Jun 2016 #1
The country is being sold piece by piece. The enormous debt we owe China and Saudi Arabia rhett o rick Jun 2016 #5
You know, the idea that we "owe" money to China or anyone else is a misnomer. A HERETIC I AM Jun 2016 #23
Not talking about sovereign debt. It's the export of jobs and the securitization of real estate leveymg Jun 2016 #45
Yes we do "owe" money to China and others. That's what selling bonds means. A Simple Game Jun 2016 #59
And China is free to sell those bonds on the open market. A HERETIC I AM Jun 2016 #74
And in fact the demand of China and Japan for US Treasury bonds is a good thing JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #76
Precisely A HERETIC I AM Jun 2016 #79
Yet here I am doubting the will of the American Government to repay it's debt to the A Simple Game Jun 2016 #87
WTF greiner3 Jun 2016 #66
And its happening in Portland OR right now. KPN Jun 2016 #18
Sadly PasadenaTrudy Jun 2016 #39
It absoultely is - Real estate is getting nutty out here. Juicy_Bellows Jun 2016 #77
Investors from China and Developers Have Ruined Our City McKim Jun 2016 #120
Same here in Silicon Valley elljay Jun 2016 #136
Canada, New Zealand and Australia Aerows Jun 2016 #2
There will be nowhere to hide notadmblnd Jun 2016 #4
Well, that was what Kissinger advocated. Aerows Jun 2016 #8
Yes, I understand she admires him greatly notadmblnd Jun 2016 #9
If that doesn't raise an eyebrow Aerows Jun 2016 #10
For those whos heads are not turned by her celebrity- it does. notadmblnd Jun 2016 #12
Getting lots of money from a campaign Aerows Jun 2016 #13
Sadly, here at DU it also raises alerts. Jackilope Jun 2016 #16
Our country is going to rue the day Aerows Jun 2016 #21
It is like watching a trainwreck. We are sheep being led to the slaughterhouse. Jackilope Jun 2016 #35
We are sheep caught in a trainwreck that was headed for the slaughterhouse. leveymg Jun 2016 #46
Bet on it. 840high Jun 2016 #110
Agreed!!!! CrawlingChaos Jun 2016 #92
Years ago I read that Kissinger was the first Jew admitted to Chevy Chase appalachiablue Jun 2016 #80
He married non-Jews elljay Jun 2016 #138
Knew he was in those circles; I'd never heard the phrase a Court Jew. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #141
Incredible, 500,000 people. Delaware's population is around 820,000, appalachiablue Jun 2016 #42
Indeed he did. Aerows Jun 2016 #43
useless eaters shanti Jun 2016 #47
Obvious who the Truly useless eaters and breathers are. eom LarryNM Jun 2016 #67
I think it was 500 million, not thousand AntiBank Jun 2016 #68
That sounds more likely, though still awful for the surplus billions of people on earth. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #73
"...at least until all valuables are stripped by predators." CrispyQ Jun 2016 #127
Don't we know it! appalachiablue Jun 2016 #139
There is no place to hide for the world's 99% probably the 99.9%. They rhett o rick Jun 2016 #14
The 1% will be quite willing and happy to give us jobs lunatica Jun 2016 #28
Well the problem with capitalism and it might be funny if not sad, is that after they take all our rhett o rick Jun 2016 #29
Well, there's that too lunatica Jun 2016 #34
or smoke enough weed. rhett o rick Jun 2016 #124
Yep, thin the herd! KPN Jun 2016 #19
This. I am convinced this is what is happening and will keep on happening. LiberalLoner Jun 2016 #50
That's a lot of real estate for half a million people and their robots to keep up, just saying'. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #69
it was 500 million not 500 thousand and it is the Geoegia Guidestones AntiBank Jun 2016 #91
fake quote popular among conspiracy theorists uhnope Jun 2016 #131
The all have strict immigration laws WhiteTara Jun 2016 #6
Yes. On my list. Aerows Jun 2016 #7
$600,000 to be more accurate. And it's a security deposit in exchange for KPN Jun 2016 #20
I've looked at Belize, Costa Rico, Guatamala and Ecuador WhiteTara Jun 2016 #27
Yeah, we're still here too ... KPN Jun 2016 #52
What about Zika virus in the southern hemisphere, and the US too appalachiablue Jun 2016 #75
time to harvest pregnancies and grow the fetus in labs to assure good health swhisper1 Jun 2016 #82
Maybe we could just find a vaccine.. whathehell Jun 2016 #116
sorry, I am writing a scifi book,but as a woman, it is easier on the body swhisper1 Jun 2016 #117
I'm a woman as well, so I can appreciate that aspect of it whathehell Jun 2016 #118
I am not a mosquito magnet WhiteTara Jun 2016 #93
What about marriage? notadmblnd Jun 2016 #38
There's that too I guess. My spouse and I are already married to one another though. KPN Jun 2016 #54
marriage has become a farce, best contract every year, since its a mans world, let him swhisper1 Jun 2016 #84
Ecuador is good Warpy Jun 2016 #53
So have you spent time in Ecuador and Uruguay? KPN Jun 2016 #55
Only on Google Warpy Jun 2016 #60
Well, here's hoping you return to good health if you haven't already. KPN Jun 2016 #142
I Have Spent Months in Uruguay Over the Years McKim Jun 2016 #121
Good to know. Have never been there. KPN Jun 2016 #143
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #102
At the risk of being blunt Aerows Jun 2016 #103
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #104
Luckily Aerows Jun 2016 #106
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #119
And go where? The2ndWheel Jun 2016 #3
A world war is coming. roamer65 Jun 2016 #11
The next war will be via the internet or equivalent. Corporations will fight each rhett o rick Jun 2016 #17
Unless you live in the sticks Aerows Jun 2016 #33
I would like to discuss this farther. rhett o rick Jun 2016 #123
I'd be interested in a thread on this topic. CrispyQ Jun 2016 #128
Clearly since we are having this discussion in the first place Aerows Jun 2016 #145
I agree. All signs point to this. KPN Jun 2016 #22
A bit of unasked for advice... Peacetrain Jun 2016 #15
Yep. Be wary! KPN Jun 2016 #24
Luck of the genetic lottery Aerows Jun 2016 #26
Where we gonna go? Octafish Jun 2016 #25
I got my eye on Uruguay. JEB Jun 2016 #30
My French is up to date. Aerows Jun 2016 #32
It's true. nt zentrum Jun 2016 #31
To where? PasadenaTrudy Jun 2016 #36
Hot humid country? You ever been to the State of Georgia in the summer? YOHABLO Jun 2016 #86
NO! lol PasadenaTrudy Jun 2016 #94
Neo liberalism is a destructive path felix_numinous Jun 2016 #37
+1 Yuge intervention and Big Tawk. We need a mega Marshall Plan appalachiablue Jun 2016 #71
Interesting. fleabiscuit Jun 2016 #40
Already Gone. nt truebluegreen Jun 2016 #41
Leave and go where? Helen Borg Jun 2016 #44
We loved our short time in . . FairWinds Jun 2016 #48
Whia Johnny2X2X Jun 2016 #49
People are talking about their actual lives, not the artificial abstractions of statisticians. earthshine Jun 2016 #56
inconvenient truth, you speak. See my post at end of thread nt uhnope Jun 2016 #130
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #51
To get a retirement visa in Thailand requires only a monthly income of $2K per month or Just reading posts Jun 2016 #61
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #62
The point is that a dollar goes much further there. Just reading posts Jun 2016 #63
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #64
A "colonialist"? Really? Just reading posts Jun 2016 #88
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #89
Please explain exactly how someone retiring in Thailand is "colonizing" them. Just reading posts Jun 2016 #90
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #96
If we can't agree on common definitions, what's the point of discussion? Just reading posts Jun 2016 #99
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #101
Thank you, that's very gracious of you. Something of a rarity in interneet discussions! Just reading posts Jun 2016 #132
Thank you rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #133
Extensive kjones Jun 2016 #137
There's something of a difference between an oil sheik and a middle class retiree. Just reading posts Jun 2016 #135
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #140
Hm....still disagree. Just reading posts Jun 2016 #144
I have a good life here in Thailand, Paka Jun 2016 #112
If I were to retire in Thailand (which is very unlikely), I would have a steady income of $45K/year. Just reading posts Jun 2016 #113
You can indeed live well on 45k US a year. Paka Jun 2016 #115
You don't want people in the US who use words like neoliberalism??? JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #78
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #83
Yeah, I agree. Let's just call it "capitalism" then........ socialist_n_TN Jun 2016 #97
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #98
IKR? Hydra Jun 2016 #109
That is what they want. Niles Ferguson actually put it in one of his applegrove Jun 2016 #57
Can't stand him, or his programs I've seen. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #72
His WW1 book was surprisingly good (assuming we're talking about Niall) Recursion Jun 2016 #95
Many more will not be able or willing to leave. Rex Jun 2016 #58
And go where? malaise Jun 2016 #65
what sucks for me is undergroundpanther Jun 2016 #70
I'm packed and renewed my passport swhisper1 Jun 2016 #81
We'll give it our earnest consideration if Trump is elected; not otherwise. Hekate Jun 2016 #85
Actually, the fleeing has already begun ... to the Pacific Northwest ... DrBulldog Jun 2016 #100
Be Prepared to Have Good Manner and Values McKim Jun 2016 #122
What a glum lot. redstateblues Jun 2016 #105
It's a holiday in Cambodia. roamer65 Jun 2016 #107
FYI for your early-leavers ... you have to be under 55 to migrate to modern New Zealand . . . DrBulldog Jun 2016 #108
Bye Felicia tandot Jun 2016 #111
K&R avaistheone1 Jun 2016 #114
Portugal. -nt- NorthCarolina Jun 2016 #125
My house is the size of a postage stamp & worth $350k. CrispyQ Jun 2016 #126
what a load of bogus codswallop. uhnope Jun 2016 #129
I can envision a brain drain Vogon_Glory Jun 2016 #134
Please go. All of you. Throd Jun 2016 #146
In fairness, when I discuss retiring in another country, it has nothing to do with politics. Just reading posts Jun 2016 #147
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Neoliberalism Will Soon F...