As noted in Announcing the Center for Economic Stability AGM, the first Annual General Meeting of the Centre for Economic Stability Incorporated will be held on Wednesday September 7th at 6-9pm at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street Sydney, Australia, from 6-9pm.
I need to have some idea of numbers for catering and room booking purposes. I know that most of the 12,000 subscribers to and 60,000+ monthly readers of this blog don't live in Sydney or surrounds, but I would appreciate it if as many as are able to attend do so, and help get CfESI rolling.
If you can attend, please click on the link below to register:
Please also consider signing up to CfESI: as you should be aware from reading this blog, I have run it "on the smell of an oily rag" for the last 4 years, with no fees or advertising (though that is about to change). Donations have helped, but have only been at a level that enables occasional software purchases, rather than truly supporting a research effort.
This was not a major problem while the research was largely something that only I could do. However, now that I have received funding from INET for the initial development of a dynamic monetary macroeconomic simulation program, there is a research project that I can't do alone, and for which public funding is required. I have hired one programmer for the next year, which will enable the development of a minimal program, when so much more can be done.
If a sufficient level of funding is raised via the membership fees for CfESI, it will be able to both fund this research, and appear as a public partner in grant applications to schemes such as the Australian Research Council's Linkage program. The minimum industry partner funding contribution that the ARC will take seriously is $10,000 p.a., and so far CfESI is only about one third of the way there: about 50 people have signed up as paying members, yielding about $3,500 p.a.
So if you've enjoyed this blog, and benefited from the analysis and discussion here, please sign up. There are 3 levels of paying membership, with the lowest fee being a modest US$13 p.a. (we are setting fees in US$ since both the audience of this blog and the focus of CfESI are international, even though they are both based in Australia).