I’ve given several talks on this general topic recently–at the ASSA (Academy of Social Sciences of Australia) annual symposium “Family fortunes in the aftermath of the global financial crisis”, The Gold Symposium, the Australian Investors’ Association “Bulls vs Bears” Symposium, and finally at the Local Future 2010 Conference on Sustainability: Energy, Economy & Environment in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I was given one and a half hours to present at the Local Future event, which gave me the opportunity to present a comprehensive treatment of the dynamics of credit money and the “Global Financial Crisis” (to use the Australian moniker for it) or “Great Recession” (as economists in the US refer to it). At the other talks, I had to skip over substantial parts of my argument to fit within shorter time slots.
I’m still at the Grand Rapids conference, and scheduled to give two more talks today (one on using QED, the other on Debunking Economics–I’m writing a second edition for publication early next year), so I’ll make this a brief post and let the screen capture video below speak for itself.
Aaron Wissner’s introduction
Video capture of my talk (with audio)Steve Keen’s Debtwatch Podcast
Recording of the discussion
MP3 recording of my speech
I make extensive use of the program QED (which has been developed for me by a collaborator who wishes to remain anonymous for now), and the program is embedded as a zip archive in slide 17 in my Powerpoint Presentation. To run it, right click on the icon on the slide, save the ZIP file to somewhere on your computer, unzip the contents, change to the subdirectory and double click on QED.EXE. I hope to be able to do a screen capture of my demonstration of the program at the conference today, which should make it easier to work out how to drive it.