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Here is the video of the lecture I gave at the University of Helsinki on Friday, October 9, 2015. There were around 450 people in attendance, which the organisers indicated was an exceptional turnout for a cold Friday late afternoon (the presentation started at 17:00). The size of the audience was a demonstration of the concern that Finnish people have for the future of their nation given that the conservative government is signalling it wants to impose an extreme form of economic austerity in an economy that is already in recession. The economics profession in Finland is ultra conservative and as far as I can detect supports the austerity despite, of course, their own jobs not being in the direct firing line of the public spending cuts.
There were two discussants following my talk: Dr Jaakko Kiander (who is a senior executive in a large Finnish pension company Ilmarinen) and researcher Lauri Holappa (University of Helsinki).
The filming and production was done by Jaakko Tiikasalo (www.panoptik.fi) and the second camera was handled by Antti Ronkainen.
Thanks to all concerned.
That is enough for today!
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