Robert Skidelsky – The Future of Work

February 7, 2015 § Leave a comment

Lord Robert Skidelksy’s keynote presentation, The Future of Work. Presented at the 12th International Post-Keynesian Conference. Recorded Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Paul Davidson – Keynes’s Forgotten Lessons

February 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

INET Executive Director Robert Johnson talks with Journal of Post Keynesian Economics co-founder Paul Davidson about Davidson’s book The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity.

Davidson discusses Keynes’s oft-forgotten insights into the foundational assumptions of economics. Classical economists were treated as “Euclidians in a non-Euclidian world,” Davidson says. “When they saw parallel lines intersecting they rebuked them for intersecting.” Keynes saw that the problem with Euclidean economics was what he called uncertainty, meaning the idea that the future cannot be predicted from the past — an insight that modern economics too often ignores.

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Bitter Lake: Adam Curtis – Watch Here

January 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Adam Curtis has released another brilliant film, perhaps his finest. Bitter Lake is long, but it’s worth it. It’s visually stunning and examines history in Curtis’s usual manner, with a focus on incompetence, irrationality, complexity, the surreal, the absurd, and the macabre. He’s perfected his form of storytelling and woven together strands from previous films into one epic.

Adam Curtis’s latest film is available on the iPlayer, for Brits, for another 29 days; but for those outside Britain, you might want to watch it quickly on youtube before it’s taken down.

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The Super-Rich and Us

January 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain. In part one, he looks at why the wealthy were drawn to Britain and meets the super-rich themselves.

Featuring Ha-Joon Chang, Thomas Piketty, and Richard Brooks.

Watch episode 2 here, which features David Graeber, among others.

UN Finds 3,000 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in 2014

January 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

Sonali Kolhatkam, co-author of the book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence says the new President in Afghanistans’ approach to governing depends on US protection of his presidency.

Radical Enlightenment and the Making of the French Revolution

January 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

UNE Center for Global Humanities and its founding director, Anouar Majid, host Jonathan Israel on Radical Enlightenment and the Making of the French Revolution (1750-1800). Jonathan Israel’s work is featured on the List Muse 100 Best History Books of All Time list.

Ebola: Beyond the Headlines, Paul Farmer

December 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

Google.org hosted Paul Farmer – founder of Partners In Health and Harvard professor – to talk about the global response to Ebola. For more on ebola from Paul Farmer see his LRB article.

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