Video of Reclaiming the State presentation, Brighton, UK September 25, 2017

I am now in Helsinki where the weather is distinctly cooler (did I say colder) than it has been down in Southern Europe the past week. I don’t have much time for writing today. Tomorrow, we will be conducting a dual book launch (see for details) and on Thursday, I will be presenting a public lecture at the University of Helsinki which is open to all to attend. For today’s blog, I am now able to provide a full video (minus Q&A) of my presentation at the British Labour Party Annual Conference Fringe Event – Economics for a Progressive Agenda at Brighton (UK) on September 25, 2017.

Thanks to Peter Martin and Prue Plumridge for the invitation and all the promotional and administrative work that went into making this event possible. It was very well attended by a cross section of British Labour Party members and other activists interested in Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

Thanks also to Colin Stevens for his camera work and post film editing.

We are all appreciative of their efforts.

The video runs for 47:41 minutes.

Reclaiming the State Lecture Tour – September-October, 2017

For up to date details of my upcoming book promotion and lecture tour in Late September and early October through Europe go to – The Reclaim the State Project Home Page.

Today, we are launching two books:

1. Reclaiming the State (William Mitchell and Thomas Fazi, Pluto).

2. Exits and Conflicts: Disintegrative Tendencies in Global Political Economy (Heikki Patomäki, Routledge).


  • Professor William Mitchell, Author Reclaiming the State.
  • Professor Heikki Patomäki, University of Helsinki, Author Exits and Conflicts: Disintegrative Tendencies in Global Political Economy.

Location: PIII in Porthania, University of Helsinki, City Campus.

Time: 11:15 – 12:45. Entry: Free. All are welcome.

That is enough for today!

(c) Copyright 2017 William Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Excellent talk there Bill. Was there a Q&A, were there any Labour MPs present, and if there was a Q&A did it indicate that the audience ‘got it’ and would take the message forward?

  2. Tom – I was there. Depressingly only one Labour MP was present – Kelvin Hopkins. I spoke to him afterwards and asked him if he would pass this wisdom onto Jeremy and John. He indicated that he would. He has always been a Keynesian, and anti EU as well.

  3. I fear Kelvin Hopkins will be wasting his time. When Prof Richard Murphy engaged at the start of Corbyn’s leadership with Jeremy and John to develop Corbynomics, it was based on MMT and the Green New Deal and People’s QE. So they already know the story.

    All of that, including any ongoing advice from Murphy, was dropped like a hot potato.

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