17 June 2014
Bill Black on the Rule of Predatory Finance Over Argentina
As you know I think that this ruling by the Supreme Court, written by Antonin Scalia, which essentially puts the Argentine people and the other creditors at the mercy of the demands of a few vulture funds, may prove to be a watershed, or perhaps trigger, event in the excesses of crony capitalism and the Empire of the Dollar.
The blowback from this action on foreign assets held in the US, and on US corporate assets held overseas, may be profound.
The BRICs will be having their annual summit in mid-July. And the US has certainly given them something to think about, set at least a part of their agenda, and given them a common cause of concerns, over the past four or five months. I see no reason for optimism that a ruling elite, grown in-bred and self-absorbed in its hubris, will do anything different in its self-serving policies.
If there ever was a time for enlightened leadership to rise to the occasion it is now. And in looking over the current crop of puffed-up princes and predators, we can see none.