After extensive and much appreciated critical feedback on the draft designs, this blog entry showcases the three T-Shirt designs I’m producing for the Walk to Kosciuszko.
Each has the words “I was hopelessly wrong on house prices. Ask me how” as required by the bet. Each also has a graphical answer to the question:
Thanks for all the feedback on the T-Shirt designs for my forthcoming walk from Parliament House to Mt Kosciuszko. I must admit I was a bit surprised by how many people were opposed to the distorted text, but I take the point (of course, there were some who were strongly in favour of it).
As is widely known, I will be walking from Australia’s Parliament House to Mount Kosciousko–a distance of 225km–as the result of losing part of a bet with a well-known “bull” on property in Australia, Rory Robertson. I am obliged to wear a T-Shirt with the words “I was hopelessly wrong on house prices: ask me how” emblazoned on it.
Several members have pointed out that I got the month wrong: the meeting to form the Association will take place this coming Tuesday–which is March 9, not April 9 as I first posted here.
Last month I gave a talk about the blog at Swinburne University of Technology, at the invitation of one of the blog’s most active members, Dr Matt Mitchell. Swinburne’s video of the talk is below, and it neatly melds my talk and the presentation I gave:
Steve Keen’s Debtwatch Podcast
This is mainly of interest to Sydney members: I need to form an Association, primarily to administer the funds that have been raised via donations to this blog (and also www.keenwalk.com.au).
Donations have totalled over A$10,000 so far, and while I had thought this raised no income liability for me, I have been informed that it could be regarded as income by taxation authorities. Forming an Association to manage the funds will overcome this difficulty.
Note: the first part of this post will mainly be of interest just to Australian readers, but I conclude with a numerical explanation of “Why Debt-Deflation Causes Depressions” that will be of interest to readers everywhere.
Adam Schwab has followed up his many columns on Crikey with a book on the pillage of Australian companies by Ponzi financiers and incompetent executives. Some of the companies mismanaged and in many cases fleeced by these once high-flying executives no longer exist–but the executives are still “high flyers” since the crash of their corporations didn’t seem to affect their own personal wealth.
Carson Scott interviewed me for Sky News Business Channel last week for the program On The Record. Rather than focusing on the news of the day, this program attempts to give the background to people in public life.
Max Keiser interviewed me in his inestimable style on the Max Keiser Report earlier this week, and the interview is now available (the interview began at roughly midnight my time on a day that had started for me at 5am, so there are some slips in my delivery here–for instance at one point I say “fail to avoid” when I meant “avoid”).