Keen Talk @ Google 2012 – don’t trust an econ­o­mist

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You can’t go past the Google team for an intel­li­gent and engag­ing audi­ence. I spoke there 2 years ago to an audi­ence of about 100, and a sim­i­lar sized group turned up yes­ter­day. There were some quite chal­leng­ing ques­tions on my views about the cur­rent state of the world econ­omy, so the talk went well over the allot­ted hour

Below is the video of the talk; the sound qual­ity is a bit poor (I rec­om­mend using ear­phones to lis­ten to it), but there is also an audio record­ing below that may be eas­ier to under­stand. If there are enough com­plaints(!), we’ll blend the sep­a­rately recorded audio with the video.

Steve Keen’s Debt­watch Pod­cast

 

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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  • RickW

    Some ques­tions hard to hear but pre­sen­ta­tion has no sound prob­lems.

    There are no doubt some hous­ing pock­ets that are worse than oth­ers. I was made aware of water­front prop­erty prices on the Gold Coast being hit hard. Here is one exam­ple:
    http://www.oldlistings.com.au/real-estate/QLD/Sovereign+Islands/4216/buy/
    Price falls on some are already below the 40% mark in just over 3 years. How low will they go?

  • End­less

    An inter­est­ing take look­ing at age of pop­u­la­tion in China to explain Hous­ing bub­ble:

    http://www.oanda.sg/analysis/commentary/chinese-housing-blowing-bubbles

  • myne

    A slightly off topic obser­va­tion, Steve.
    Comic sans…

    I know you would be using it because it is an excep­tion­ally read­able font. It is how­ever ridiculed because it’s pretty much the “my first font” of doc­u­ment writ­ing.

    If you want an equally read­able font, once upon a time I tested each of the win­dows fonts at Size 7. There was one sin­gle win­ner in the entire range of fonts. It is read­able at that and any other size, and proffes­sional: Tahoma.

    Give it a whirl 😉

  • Thanks Myne, I will.