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I am moving from well north of the Arctic Circle today to eventually get to Vienna for an event that I am talking at tonight as part of a new lecture series “Talk Europe #offenegesellschaft”. So no time to write a detailed blog post today. But I have information about the event tonight and the media for a podcast I did last week in Helsinki that should be sufficient for today. Normal transmission resumes tomorrow. Event – Vienna, March 12, 2019 Tonight, I will be the guest speaker at an event to be held at the – Impact Hub Vienna – which is located at Lindengasse 56, 1070 Vienna. This is the first event as part of the „Talk Europe #offenegesellschaft“ lecture series organised by the Der Bildungsverein – Offene Gesellschaft, and organisation aims at promoting cultural and civic education

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I am moving from well north of the Arctic Circle today to eventually get to Vienna for an event that I am talking at tonight as part of a new lecture series “Talk Europe #offenegesellschaft”. So no time to write a detailed blog post today. But I have information about the event tonight and the media for a podcast I did last week in Helsinki that should be sufficient for today. Normal transmission resumes tomorrow.

Event – Vienna, March 12, 2019

Tonight, I will be the guest speaker at an event to be held at the – Impact Hub Vienna – which is located at Lindengasse 56, 1070 Vienna.

This is the first event as part of the „Talk Europe #offenegesellschaft“ lecture series organised by the Der Bildungsverein – Offene Gesellschaft, and organisation aims at promoting cultural and civic education in matters of social importance.

In the series (in their own words) “9 führende internationale Intellektuelle ihre jeweilige Vision von Europa” (nine leading international intellectuals will present their respective vision of Europe).

The discussions will range from economics to environmental to education policy.

I am very honoured to be their first speaker in what will be a really engaging series designed to question the foundations of modern European politics.

Following the panel discussion, Café Depot (Hofmobiliendepot, Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Vienna) will hold a stimulating get-together with food and drinks, and I will be available with Johannes Voggenhuber and Robert Pfaller for questions and discussions.

I hope to see some of you in Vienna on Tuesday.

Podcast on MMT – Helsinki, Thursday, March 7, 2019

Here is a podcast I did last Thursday in Helsinki with Timo Harjuniemi and Lauri Holappa from the Poliittinen talous Podcast.

We talked about the foundations and history of MMT and addresses the criticisms hurled at it by mainstream economists. Moreover, we discuss how the crisis of the neoliberal era and mainstream economic thought relates to the rise of MMT.

I was also asked about the future of MMT.

That is enough for today!

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Bill Mitchell is a Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He is also a professional musician and plays guitar with the Melbourne Reggae-Dub band – Pressure Drop. The band was popular around the live music scene in Melbourne in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band reformed in late 2010.

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