Shut­ting down mem­ber­ship

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I have recently estab­lished a Patreon site, where peo­ple can sup­port my research and advo­cacy work with dona­tions start­ing at $1/month. That is now where I will engage in con­ver­sa­tion in response to posts. So if any­one here wants to con­tinue a dia­logue with me and oth­ers, please sign up there.

This site was flooded by a large num­ber of spam users at the same time as I became unable to main­tain my own role in dis­cus­sions here, since I am just too damn busy in Lon­don. This has caused the site to be sus­pended three times by its ISP for per­for­mance issues. One more time and the account will be banned. I have there­fore decided to delete all users on this site, bar those who have made posts (which is a hand­ful of indi­vid­u­als of course).

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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  • Steve.…perhaps too lit­tle too late…but I noticed Dis­qus now offers “shadow bans” which dis­cretely bans users with­out their knowl­edge. It may have been of use. More here:


    Today, my Tran­sUnion new score is 775 out of a pos­si­ble 850; my Van­tage score is 990 out of 990; my auto score is 905 out of 950; and my home score is 912 out of 950. All scores com­puted from the same data­base on the same day. Why the vari­ances? Use of dif­fer­ent algo­rithms. Who con­trols the algo­rithms? The rat­ing agencies..What can you do about it—-nothing! I filed a com­plaint against the rat­ing agen­cies in 2010 to the FTC, and to date, they have acknowl­edged receipt but have not responded..They are not going to respond. The rat­ing agen­cies run wild.I don’t need new credit. I am 73 years old, and have assets. How­ever, I do pay auto and home insur­ance each year and not hav­ing my home and auto scores maxed-out affects what I pay for home and auto insur­ance each year. Prob­a­bly costs me sev­eral hun­dred dol­lars for my pri­vate res­i­dence and rentals.
    I repeat, the credit rat­ing agen­cies have more power over your finan­cial life than you can imag­ine, and they report to no one. Not one gov­ern­ment agency will get involved in the algo­rithms used by rat­ing agen­cies. It’s their call. Not even the new Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Agency will touch this sub­ject. I know. I tried to get them involved but got disappointed..As usual no response..I was able to put a full stop to through the help of a young man and now my scores are what I want it to be..He’s hon­est and very intelligent..The way he worked it all out I have no idea but he did..You should con­tact him today he will help change your life..hackhempATgmailDOTcom.

  • Ernst & Co. Advi­sors

    Hello Mr. Keen, i am look­ing for a good way to make con­tact with you in order to dis­cuss a poten­tial project. My name is Michael Ernst:

  • Inter­Act Party

    Hop­ing to help you sub­stan­tially to raise funds to con­tinue your work being able to accu­rately map and there­fore per­haps to pro­vide an eco­nomic fore­cast­ing tool with 25% of our rev­enue going directly to you. Much work to do yet though to bring it all together and which is basi­cally a google plus site full of posts, nat­u­rally all of yours. I am not paid myself as yet to do this and have no income.

  • GM

    Hey Steve — watched your inter­view with Max Keiser last week. I had exactly the same expe­ri­ence as you at uni­ver­sity. In the early 80s I stud­ied eco­nom­ics at Can­ter­bury Uni in ChCh NZ. Ken Henry was our macro­eco­nom­ics lec­turer and his black­boards full of ISLM curves and the­o­ries made my head spin — I spent months try­ing to see the logic in it. Gave up and rote mem­o­rized the whole thing just so I could pass and move on. When I got a job in the money mar­ket after grad­u­a­tion I made sure to jet­ti­son 90% of the crap I learnt at uni. Thanks for being a voice of rea­son.

  • d nes­sels

    Hey Steve, could you please rename this web­page Keen­sian Eco­nom­ics? I think your ideas would really take off with a catchy catch­phrase like that. Or maybe that would be a good title for your next book. You’re wel­come.