Shut­ting down mem­ber­ship

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I have recently estab­lished a Patreon site https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen, 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: https://blog.disqus.com/introducing-shadow-banning-and-timeouts

  • TONY WHITE

    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.