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Steve Keen

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Steve Keen is an Australian economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported.
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Can It Happen Again?
Essays on Instability and Finance (Routledge Classics)
Hyman Minsky - Apr 07, 2016 (first published in 1982)
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In the winter of 1933, the American financial and economic system collapsed. Since then economists, policy makers and financial analysts throughout the world have been haunted by the question of whether "It" can happen again. In 2008 "It" very nearly happened again as banks and mortgage lenders in the USA and beyond collapsed. The disaster sent eco...
Steve Keen
Jul 15, 2020
@nonparibus @FrancoB411 That would be great. Let's DM. BTW that's Minsky's worst book. Leave it on the shelf and get "Can 'It' Happen Again?" instead.     source
The Coming Plague
Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Laurie Garrett - Sep 30, 1995 (first published in 1994)
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Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases—HIV, Lassa, Ebola, and others. Laurie Garrett takes you on a fifty-year journey through the world's battles w...
Steve Keen
Jun 21, 2020
@ItzSmiT @Laurie_Garrett Nothing much, apart from write an impeccably researched book 26 years ago on precisely what we're experiencing right now     source
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A Brief History of Doom
Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises (Haney Foundation Series)
Richard Vague - May 24, 2019
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Financial crises happen time and again in post-industrial economies--and they are extraordinarily damaging. Building on insights gleaned from many years of work in the banking industry and drawing on a vast trove of data, Richard Vague argues that such crises follow a pattern that makes them both predictable and avoidable.A Brief History of Doom ex...
Steve Keen
May 08, 2019
@Vivantive @AnnPettifor @rethinkecon @PostCrashEcon @PositiveMoneyUK @PrivateDebtProj Great content too, and excellent prose. Richard writes beautifully and pungently. As well as being a successful banker, he established @delanceyplace, a book reader's delight.     source