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Travelling all day today – so only music

I am travelling all day today to the US. I am giving three presentations in Kansas City in the coming week – one at the university on teaching pedagogy in macroeconomics and then a Keynote presentation and an additional paper at the International Post Keynesian Conference – which will be held at the University of Missouri – Kansas City between September 15-18, 2016. I am unsure whether the Keynote speech will be available for streaming but I will report in Wednesday’s blog (when I get there) about that if I find anything relevant out. The keynote presentation is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 at 15:00. The topic of my keynote presentation will ‘What is new about MMT?’ and will challenge several critics from both the neo-liberal mainstream and from within the Post Keynesian family that, indeed, there is nothing new about MMT. Apparently a lot of macroeconomists are now claiming they knew it all along, which is interesting given they usually write down what they know to get it published! I contest that when they say this they are lying and doing so to cover up the inadequacies of their own failed analytical frameworks whether they be mainstream or Post Keynesian. So until tomorrow I have some music ideas for you to enjoy.

For the next 24 hours I will not be able to closely monitor the comments section. So if your comment has a link in it please be patient and I will get to it in due course.

And to have us all travel nicely between blogs – this 2006 album – Songs from Before – by German-born, British post minimalist composer Max Richter is currently on my play list.

I am learning a lot about this form of minimalism – the instrumentation, use of repetitive refrain etc.

Max Richter is a great exponent.

Here is the pair – Autumn 1 and 2:

And the very striking Flowers For Yulia:

It, and others like it, will keep me occupied musically while the journey unfolds.

That is enough for today!

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Bill,
    Maybe you can remind the USA that the FED is one of the few CB’s with low unemployment as an aim unlike the others e.g. BoE who see through it like inflation!!

  2. I hope that if any of the seminars are by MMT proponents – that these will be available on Youtube.

  3. It must be a tough pill for mainstreamers to swallow, given the sate of the world today, and the misery suffered, that they groupthunk their way into defending these “failed analytical frameworks” that were so widely sold to governments and the public.

  4. Professor, I hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy your time here in the U.S. I really wish I could come to hear you speak. I know you probably will be on a plane for quite a long time. Hopefully, you brought some good things to read.

    Speaking of good things to read, Neil Wilson has a great post on his site. (not proud of my segue here, but you know when the cat is away, the mice will play). Anyways to continue, it is about the job guarantee- it explains how it makes no sense not to do one even under New Keynesian ideas. I am sure you would enjoy reading it and I found it quite illuminating. Perhaps you will want to comment on it in the future.

    Have a great trip!

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