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Soros’ dream: To turn China into a neoliberal grabitization opportunity

Posted by seumasach on September 6, 2021

Michael Hudson

Counterpunch

2nd September, 2021

Soros gives his game away by stating that “Xi does not understand how markets operate.” What he means is that President Xi rejects rapacious rent-seeking, exploitative free-for-all, and shapes markets to serve overall prosperity for China’s 99 Percent. “As a consequence, the sell-off was allowed to go too far,” Soros continues. What he means is, too far to maintain the dominance of the One Percent. China is seeking to reverse economic polarization, not intensify it.

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How China’s Gorbachev Was Flushed in 1989

Posted by seumasach on August 20, 2021

Matthew Ehret

The Duran

20th August, 2021

To this day, many people are still unclear as to the nefarious role that Hungarian mega speculator-turned philanthropist-turned color revolutionary George Soros has played in international affairs over the past 40 years. Sadly, many of those who have woken to the systematic carnage created by the elderly sociopath tend to make the mistake of either 1) assuming that the man has run an international conspiracy to rid the world of nation states all by himself or 2) believe him to be a stooge for the “evil Chinese Communist Party” which seeks to overthrow the western Christian-based order.

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Fears for the world’s poor countries as the rich grab land to grow food

Posted by seumasach on July 6, 2009

The control of farming land is a crucial issue, but who, exactly, is acquiring it? This article lists purchases by South Korea, Saudi Arabia which come to only about 1,500,000 ha out of  total purchases of 30 million ha. 8 million hectares have been acquired by South African interests. Are all these acquisitions really “to grow food for countries such as China and the Gulf states who cannot produce enough for their populations”? Couldn’t other players be involved? It is well known that a speculative bubble in farmland has developed with the collapse of the housing bubble and George Soros, who has been involved in buying up land in Argentina for some years, is once again to the fore. As the Anglo-Saxon financial system collapses the control of farmland, the ultimate real asset, becomes an issue not just for economic gain but for strategic control of the world.

John Vidal

Guardian

3rd July, 2009

The acquisition of farmland from the world’s poor by rich countries and international corporations is accelerating at an alarming rate, with an area half the size of Europe’s farmland targeted in the last six months, reports from UN officials and agriculture experts say.

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George Soros and Hedge Funds are Grabbing Farmland from Starving Farmers

Posted by seumasach on February 4, 2009

February 3, 2009 (LPAC)– Whereas nations lacking sufficient farmland might have a legitimate interest in developing agriculture elsewhere, things stand differently for private players such as George Soros and hedge funds. The latter are getting hold of vast territories of Kazakhstan, Sudan, Uganda, Indonesia, Madagascar, and even of starving Ethiopia, since most of these countries are hopelessly bankrupt and eager to get cash, wrote France’s Nouvel Observateur weekly of Dec. 23, 2008. The “farmland rush” taking place on a world scale was denounced by FAO’s Director General Jacques Diouf as “agrarian neo-colonialism.”

Nouvel Observateur noted that George Soros’s former business partner and co-founder of Soros’s Quantum Fund, Jim Rogers, is encouraging investors to go for this land-grab policy. “George Soros is heavily implicated in bio-fuels and owns land in Argentina. But in the last couple of months, with the financial crash, it’s the rush. Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs have massively invested in Chinese meat farms. Morgan Stanley bought 40,000 hectares in Ukraine, nothing compared to the 300,000 ha bought by Renaissance Capital, a Russian hedge fund.”

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