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Steve Keen (born 28 March 1953) is an Australian-born, British-based economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. The major influences on Keen's thinking about economics include John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Hyman Minsky, Piero Sraffa, Augusto Graziani, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Thorstein Veblen, and François Quesnay.

Steve Keen’s Debt Watch

Meet cartoonist Miguel Guerra (& Suzy Dias) illustrator of FERIR/Reality Virus/Money cartoons

I'm working with Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias to produce two illustrated works: one a book of satires of economists "EconComics"; and the other the Money Cartoon, financed by a Kickstarter campaign. In this video we discuss Miguel's illustrations from my paper "WHO* warns of outbreak of virulent new ‘Economic Reality’ virus" (https://www.elgaronline.com/view/journals/roke/5-1/roke.2017.01.08.xml). Miguel and Suzy's visual jokes beautifully complement my satire. The Kickstarter project has...

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Freezing site/Moving to Patreon & Profstevekeen

I’m freez­ing this site and mov­ing to both Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen) and a new web­site http://www.profstevekeen.com/. There are sev­eral rea­sons: This site’s signup secu­rity failed, and some­thing like 50,000 bot-users have signed up. It’s just too cum­ber­some in Word­Press to delete them selec­tively from here, so it’s eas­ier to move to a new, clean site; I used to be very active in dis­cus­sions here, but the demands on my time became so exces­sive...

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How can the Greeks save more money? A monetary parable.

The EU's "Stability and Growth Pact" has as one of its primary rules that “The Member States undertake to abide by the medium-term budgetary objective of positions close to balance or in surplus…” I explore what this objective implies in the context of a model of the economy of "TomDickHaria": what happens to its collective GDP where one member tries to achieve the surplus goal set out in the "Stability and Growth Pact?

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Talk at Rethinking Economics Bologna on post-Neoclassical Economics Teaching & Research

I'm preparing for a post-University role as a campaigner for the reform of economics teaching and research (see https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen), so the invite to speak on the topic of "The future of Economics teaching and research" at a Rethinking Economics conference in Bologna last week was extremely well timed. Unfortunately the recording at the venue itself stuffed up (no sound), and there wasn't time to give the entire talk since, unexpectedly, the great Luigi Pasinetti agreed to...

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What if my analysis is used for evil purposes?

One of my Patrons posed a very good question to me: in a nutshell, how would I respond to a politician who took my ideas and perverted them for political gain? Here’s Andre’s full query: Hi Steve, thank you, you’ve given me the gift of some of the most important ideas and explanations I’ve come across in my lifetime. I was wondering how you might respond to a politician who misreads your latest book, and then declares: 1.  People will love me, because Steve Keen says I can become...

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Can we avoid another financial crisis?

Help me rebuild economics at https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen Can we avoid another financial crisis? In 2008, conventional economics led us blindfolded into the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Almost a decade later, with the global economy wallowing in low growth that they can’t explain, mainstream economists are reluctantly coming to realise that their models are useless for understanding the real world. How did mainstream economists not see the crisis...

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A Biographical Economic Interview with Peter Kelly of East London Radio

This is an extensive and intense interview with Peter Kelly of East London Radio. We covered all manner of topics in just on an hour. I won't try to detail all the topics here because there were just too many! I hope you find it an interesting conversation. The sound volume may be a but low; if so, just turn it up. The video is just that shot of my Patreon campaign (https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen), which as of today has 308 Patrons providing me with US$2665 net per month. This is...

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Kingston Contemporary Issues Lecture 08 Austerity

Mark Blyth describes Austerity as a "dangerous idea", and I give a monetary explanation of why Mark is right. The whole vision of "sound finance" is a recipe for the collapse of capitalism. Rather than "saving for a rainy day", austerity causes economic cyclones. The only two sustained periods of government surpluses in the USA's history preceded its two greatest economic crises, the Great Depression and the Great Recession. These were not coincidences.

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Kingston Contemporary Issues Lecture 7 the Euro Crisis

In 1992, Wynne Godley predicted that the Euro would amplify any future economic downturn into a crisis: "“ If a country or region has no power to devalue, and if it is not the beneficiary of a system of fiscal equalisation, then there is nothing to stop it suffering a process of cumulative and terminal decline leading, in the end, to emigration as the only alternative to poverty or starvation…"

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Kingston Contemporary Issues Lecture 6 Minsky and explaining the Global Financial Crisis

This lecture covers how Hyman Minsky developed his "Financial Instability Hypothesis" to answer the question “Can "It"—a Great Depression—happen again?", by combining insights from Marx, Fisher, Schumpeter, Kalecki, and finally Keynes. I show how his model can be explained simply by working from the macroeconomic definitions of employment, income distribution, and debt. It is, at its heart, the simplest possible complex systems explanation of how a market economy with debt can fall into a...

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