Lila Rajiva

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Lila Rajiva is a journalist and author residing in Baltimore, Maryland. She has degrees in economics and English from India, as well as a Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she did doctoral work in international relations and political philosophy. She has taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Lila Rajiva's writing can be found on web and print publications, including Endervidualism, Himal South Asian, India West, The Hindu, Outlook India, Forbes, The Washington Post, CounterPunch, Dissident Voice,,, The Daily Reckoning and MRZine. She has also contributed chapters and articles to several academic texts and journals and has been cited across half a dozen disciplines in leading American and international journals.[1]

Rajiva is the author of The Language of Empire: Abu Ghraib and the American Media (2005), published by Monthly Review Press, and the co-author of Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets with Bill Bonner, published by Wiley. The first book examines the place of Iraqi prisoner torture in U.S. culture and politics and is a study of propaganda; the second book details mass delusions in the markets and politics and explains why they continually arise. The book accurately predicted the financial crisis and was awarded the GetAbstract International Book Award for 2008.[1]


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Selected Writing on the Web:

  • If Only Paul Krugman Were a Moron, Lew Rockwell, March 6, 2009 [2]
  • Nationalization in a Time of Monopoly, Lew Rockwell, March 2, 2009 [3]
  • Fiat Currencies and Fiat Laws - Vico and The Age of Larceny, Lew Rockwell, January 21, 2009 [4]
  • The New China Lobby, Dissident Voice, October 4, 2008: Questions role of Goldman Sachs in foreign investment schemes
  • Who Will Insure the Insurers? Dissident Voice, October 2, 2008
  • Three-Card Capitalists, Lew Rockwell, October 1, 2008: Questions legitimacy of TARP and Paulson plan [5]
  • The Paulson (Put)sch, Lew Rockwell, September 25, 2008: Lists evidence of manipulation of financial crisis by oligarchs [6]
  • Putting Lipstick On An AIG, Counterpunch, September 19, 2008: Shows corrupt ties between Goldman Sachs and AIG [7]
  • Saving Private Enterprise: Ron Paul, Petraeus and Two Kinds of Patriotism, Lew Rockwell, September 18, 2007
  • 'T' is for Trillion: Mike Chertoff will Make a Wreck of the Border, Lew Rockwell, May 23, 2007
  • V-Tech Whitewash, Lew Rockwell, May 15, 2007
  • Bunk: The Art of Writing Without Thinking, or Malcolm Gladwell Checks In At the Hotel Kenneth Lay-A, Pacific Free Press, April 2, 2007: Predicts the onset of serious financial problems and points out the dangers of Enron's accounting practices [8]
  • A Tale of Two Globes and Playing the Global Trade Game, Endervidualism, February 9, 2007 (republished as Do-Gooding Do-Do and Developmentally Disabled)[9] Points out ambiguities in language about globalization.
  • Words of War, Countercurrents, February 8, 2007 [10]
  • Satan and Sex Manias - Moral Panics and the Mob Mind,, January 21, 2007 [11]
  • Portrait of the CIA as an Artist, Countercurrents, January 20, 2007 [12]
  • Ruminations on Thomas Friedman - Parts I-IV, Dissident Voice [13]
  • Minding the Crowd (about mob psychology)(Peace and Earth Justice)[14][reused in "Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets"]
  • The Unbearable Lightness of the Buck, Daily Reckoning, 2007 [with Bill Bonner]
  • Everything that Rises Must Converge, Daily Reckoning, September 22, 2006 [under the name of Bill Bonner]
  • Hedge I Win, Fails You Lose, Daily Reckoning, September 26, 2006 [with Bill Bonner]
  • Was the IMF involved in gold price manipulation? Dissident Voice, June 8, 2006
  • Hanky-Panky at the Counting House,, June 6, 2006 [15]
  • Why It's Time to Sell Goldman, (Money Week), June 30, 2006: Systematically questions the role of Goldman Sachs in the financialization of the economy
  • The Torture Photos Congress Didn’t Want Us to See, Dissident Voice, February 6, 2006
  • The Torture-Go-Round: The CIA's Rendition Flights to Secret Prisons, Counterpunch, December 5, 2006: Charges European governments with concealing their complicity in US renditions [16]
  • The Failure of Liberal Journalism on Abu Ghraib, Monthly Review magazine, 2006
  • Cartoon-Krieg: Politics as War by Other Means, Monthly Review magazine, 2006
  • A Short History of Radio Free Iraq, Dissident Voice, December 12, 2005
  • Playing Monopoly in Charm City, December 10, 2005: Suggests global housing bubble collapse [17]
  • Leviathan in the Flood (Lew Rockwell) 2005
  • Witches and Bastards Counterpunch, June 10, 2005 [18]
  • "The Pentagon's 'NATO Option'",, 2005 [19]
  • "Unnatural Disaster: Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Testing", Counterpunch, December 30, 2004
  • Iraqi Women and Torture, Parts I-IV, Dissident Voice, July 2004: examines and explains the role of the torture of women in Iraq [20]
  • Synthetic Science,, 2004
  • The Globalized Village,, 2004
  • Cleaning House,, 2004