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Is Neoliberalism Doomed? – Steve Keen

Steve Keen is professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London. He is considered a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported.
 
Keen was in favour of the UK leaving the EU, stating that mainstream economists were over-certain and exaggerating as regards the likely effects following the country’s withdrawal. He also states that the Euro is destined to fail, not least because of the way it penalises recession-hit countries unable to pursue expansive fiscal policy, and indeed considers the whole EU project as a failed one destined for collapse.
 
At Room for Discussion we will discuss with him his critics on mainstream economics, the issue of vast private debt and the (financial) problems of the European Union.
 
Who: prof. Steve Keen (Kingston University)
When: Friday Decemer 9th, 13:00 – 14:00
Where: Room for Discussion (Roetersstraat 11)
Interviewers: Elias Asselbergs & Chris van der Wilk

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