My Per Capita Talk on Debt

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I haven’t yet had time to post Michael Hud­son’s talk at Cus­toms House–hopefully I’ll man­age that this weekend–but in the mean­time here is the talk I gave a cou­ple of days ear­li­er at Per Capi­ta’s Pol­i­cy Exchange 2009 Con­fer­ence in Can­ber­ra on Octo­ber 21st 2009. The good folk at SlowTV put this togeth­er, and this is the link to the video on their site.

I open this talk by refer­ring to the first pre­sen­ta­tion at the con­fer­ence (after Julia Gillard’s open­ing speech) by Pro­fes­sor Joshua Gans, in which he began by describ­ing both Mil­ton Fried­man and Hyman Min­sky as “Key­ne­sians”. Had one of the stu­dents in my His­to­ry of Eco­nom­ic Thought sub­ject at UWS made such an obser­va­tion, he/she would have been well on the way to a fail grade. I was hop­ing that SlowTV might have also post­ed Joshua’s talk so that you could make your own minds up on this, but that does­n’t seem to have occurred. Those curi­ous about his approach to eco­nom­ics should check this link to his home page and a blog he estab­lished called Core Eco­nom­ics.

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