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Gisellian demurrage currency

Dr. Keen, I am won­der­ing if you have ever seri­ously con­sid­ered issuance of Gisel­lian cur­rency for coun­tries fac­ing unplayable debt (all of them, as far as I know). The scheme I am imag­in­ing would have these govts pay­ing off bonds due with G-cur­rency. Bond­hold­ers would then, ASAP, spend it on real items in the econ­omy, where it would even­tu­ally end up as wages, where work­ers would spend it, ASAP, on taxes and con­sumer goods. The demur­rage, say 12%/year (= 12 x...

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Shutting down membership

I have recently estab­lished a Patreon site https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen, where peo­ple can sup­port my research and advo­cacy work with dona­tions start­ing at $1/month. That is now where I will engage in con­ver­sa­tion in response to posts. So if any­one here wants to con­tinue a dia­logue with me and oth­ers, please sign up there. This site was flooded by a large num­ber of spam users at the same time as I became unable to main­tain my own role in dis­cus­sions here,...

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Brexit debate in London May 31st

I’m tak­ing part in a debate on one of the major top­ics in this year’s elec­tion, Brexit, on May 31st at 7.30pm at Can­ham, 40 Sheen Lane, Lon­don SW14 8LW. The other speak­ers are Frances Cop­pola, and Angus Arm­strong. Frances Cop­pola is an eco­nomic com­men­ta­tor in print and fre­quently on the BBC. Angus Arm­strong is direc­tor of macro-eco­nom­ics at one of the top research insti­tu­tions, the National Insti­tute of Eco­nomic and Social Research founded in 1938. Click...

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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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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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Support me on Patreon

Click here to support me on Patreon As I explain in this video, government attempts to turn University entrance into a marketplace have had the unintended side-effect of undermining pluralist economics. The UK government has removed controls on the number of places that Universities can offer in first year courses, and as a result there has been an increase in humanities places offered by highly ranked Universities. Final year high school students have flocked to these...

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Infrastructure conference in Westminster Tuesday 24th

A new organisation called NEKS (for “New Economic Knowledge Services”, see www.neks.ltd) is holding its inaugural conference on the economics of infrastructure In Westminster on Tuesday January 24th, and you should attend. Why NEKS, and why Infrastructure? The economic importance of infrastructure is obvious, but the actual performance of infrastructure often differs radically from what is predicted when it is being planned. Three forms of delusion make many infrastructure...

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Teaching Economics the Pluralist Way

This is a talk I gave in Amsterdam to launch the Amsterdam Rethinking Economics critique of the current state of economics “education” in the Netherlands. The text of my slides is reproduced below. Teaching Economics the Pluralist Way Steve Keen Kingston University London IDEAeconomics Minsky Open Source System Dynamicswww.debtdeflation.com/blogs General Principles Teach Honestly: “Warts and All” treatment of every school –Read the original sources—journals...

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Prof. Steve Keen on private debt and his solution people’s QE

I’ve had some tough interviews over the years (such as the BBC HARDtalk! interview earlier this year with Stephen Sackur), but I’d have to credit the student interviewers at the University of Amsterdam’s Room for Discussion event with giving me the toughest, well-informed grilling my ideas have had in public. I’m following up later today with a keynote speech at the Dutch Rethinking Economics event tonight, and I’ll post that here later this week. ...

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