In New York Fri­day Sep­tem­ber 23rd: Pos­si­ble Debt­watch Talk

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I’ll be in New York very briefly (while en route to the launch for Debunk­ing Eco­nom­ics II in Lon­don), on Fri­day Sep­tem­ber 23rd.

A blog mem­ber, Robert K, has kindly vol­un­teered to coor­di­nate a talk, if there are suf­fi­cient peo­ple inter­ested in attend­ing.

If you’ll be in New York that day and you’d like to attend a talk by me–probably a rehearsal of the talk I’ll give when launch­ing Debunk­ing Eco­nom­ics II, but I’m open to other sug­gested top­ics as well–then please let Robert know via his email, which in spam-lim­it­ing form is:

amy­daykahn “AT”

And also post a com­ment here please.

I have one meet­ing in the early morn­ing (the rea­son for my visit), and I’m also going to try to meet with INET (does any­body know where their office is? They’re incred­i­bly hard to con­tact!), but apart from that I’m free. I expect the talk will be held in the evening.

A venue will be needed, so if any­one can donate a meet­ing room of suf­fi­cient size, that would be appre­ci­ated. We’ll need at least 10 inter­ested peo­ple to make it worth­while, and my last impromptu talk in New York had about 40 atten­dees.

Cheers, Steve

About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.
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  • MichaelC

    I will def­i­nitely come to hear you in NYC, as well as pick up an auto­graphed copy of your book. I will e-mail Robert K.
    Thanks for all your work, both research and blog­ging.

  • bub­ble-o bill


    1. Why did you choose to launch in Lon­don? Why not Syd­ney?
    2. Will it be avail­able for Kin­dle from Ama­zon?

  • The pub­lish­ers are British, Bub­ble-o-Bill,

    I’d be happy to do a launch here too of course, but it has to be organ­ised. It might be pos­si­ble to do that via CfESI and the local dis­trib­u­tors, but there’s no way I’d have the time to organ­ise it myself.

    Vol­un­teers.… ?

  • hud­son cash­dan

    Myself+1 would be inter­ested in the talk. Thx

  • Thanks MichaelC,

    I won’t have copies of the book I’m afraid though–they will only turn up in Lon­don (unless I get advance copies from Zed before I leave Syd­ney).

  • Cathal Car­roll

    Hi Steve — I (+1) will be inter­ested in the talk, thx.

  • Jerome Slote

    Absolutely intend to catch your talk in NYC.

  • Jim Evans

    Steve- I look for­ward to see­ing you in NYC. It will be me and one other.

    I would love to get your thoughts on the effect of addi­tional QE. Since we already have a mas­sive amount of excess reserves, why should addi­tional QE affect com­mod­ity and asset prices as most assume it did for QE1 & QE2? Is it just a neart­erm psy­cho­log­i­cal effect with investors assum­ing that QE will cause infla­tion and there­fore run­ning to per­ceived infla­tion hedges?

  • I would really like to know the exact mech­a­nisms of usage of those reserves Jim; some allege the banks are effec­tively using those funds to finance com­mod­ity price spec­u­la­tion and carry trades. Whether that’s pos­si­ble depends on tech­ni­cal­i­ties of how they can access reserves that I don’t know, and also the ques­tion too of whether they’re actu­ally fol­low­ing the tech­ni­cal­i­ties any­way.

    There’s no dis­put­ing that the rally on Wall Street and in com­modi­ties began at the time of QEII though. Whether QEIII could do the same thing… There it isn’t just the money and how it can be used, but whether it would be used given what QEII itself did to asset prices. If that effect exists, it has gone into reverse after QEII, and dan­ger­ously so for many of the banks–so the odds of them repeat­ing the same behav­ior with another round of QE are greatly dimin­ished.

  • Hi Steve,

    Not sure about NYC, but you prob­a­bly have a bet­ter chance of meet­ing with INET in Lon­don when you are here?

    There are cer­tainly some fac­ulty at the Lon­don School of Ecomon­ics who are involved in the ini­tia­tive. See

    Best regards,

  • That’s fea­si­ble Dhiren­dra, though I would pre­fer to meet with the prin­ci­pals who can make deci­sions about joint fund­ing appli­ca­tions.

  • Jamie M.

    I’d like to chime in to express inter­est in this “NYC talk” busi­ness. Evening is per­fect.

  • Our Man in NYC

    Myself and +1 would be inter­ested in the talk.