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"An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire," with the financial industry seeing an opportunity to profit from rising food prices and biofuels, the Inter Press Service reports.

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The second installment of Michael Hudson’s status report on the U.S. economy identifies debt as the financial sector’s key weapon in the push to extract wealth from governments, companies and families.

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Former Nottingham Trent University business professor Clive R. Boddy is hot on the trail of one of the crucial social questions of our time: Are the people at the helm of our financial institutions “corporate psychopaths” who lack a “conscience, have few emotions and display an inability to have any feelings, sympathy or empathy for other people”?

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