Michael Hudson was a recent and welcome visitor to Australia, and I helped arrange a talk by him at Customs House that many people on this blog supported financially, and quite a few attended. My own attempt to record the speech was unsuccessful–the sound quality was just too low–but another recording of the event (by Sean Reynolds from Politics in the Pub) was more successful than mine. Here it is below. My apologies for taking so long to post it, but I’ve been even busier than usual recently and I simply didn’t have the time to do so until now.
The sound quality is not great (I recommend using headphones rather than relying on your computer’s built-in speakers) and the image is low resolution, but it is a record of Michael’s speech for those who were unable to be there. The discussion chaired by Miriam Lyons from the Centre for Policy Development is also very much worth watching.
On a related note, I took part in a discussion at the “Green New Deal” conference in Melbourne last month with Greens Senator Christine Milne, and community activists Jake Wishart, Joan Staples and Hendro Sangkoyo, on the best means and methods of effecting real action on climate change.
The good people at SlowTV were there once again recording the discussion. Click below if you’d like to watch. This is a professional quality recording, so the sound and visual quality is extremely high–I wish we’d managed the same for Michael’s talk at Customs House. It shows the enduring value of professional media production over what us amateur media types can do, even with enhanced consumer level technology.
I’m in Helsinki now and have a ton of work to do this week before I can put up any new posts or particularly contribute to the discussion here. Once that work is finished, I’ll be posting several videos, including a detailed presentation of my multi-sectoral model of the economy made to the UNEP in Bangkok on last Tuesday.