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Video interviews

Interview about my book
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

31 July Britain to leave the EU? (with Trevor Evans)

27 May: The EU Election - Rise of the Far Right (with Trevor Evans)

12/17 March: Inflation in Venezuela Part 1, Part 2 (with Greg Wilpert)

24 Jan: UK Doubles down austerity

Dedicated blog spots
Huffington Post
1 Oct UK Chancellor bashes poor

15 Sept Deficit disaster that wasn't

11 July Euro Recovery, Real Time

Real News Network
Economics for the 99%
1 Oct UK Chancellor bashes the poor
12 July No Euro Recovery


Other postings
Open Democracy

Once and future EU recovery

-Attacks on Jews & the authoriarian tide in Europe
- Inclusive Capitalism?
- Collapse of the USSR & the Illusion of Progress
- Economics of disintegration in Ukraine

Triple Crisis Blog
14 July Trade & the Triple Crisis
18 May: Trans-Pacific Partnership - SCAM

Conversation UK
8 Oct Cameron's tax cuts are takeaways not giveaways

23 Sept Deficits under Major & Brown
15 Sept Easy win on carbon emissions - less international trade
01&15 Aug Two articles on Argentine Debt [here & here]

The BRICS Bank

Close Look at UK recovery

Philosophers for Change
Capitalist Economics

URPE Newletter:
Make Economics Serve the 99%

Social Europe Journal
23 July Global Inequality
3 April: Alter the EU

Economics of the 1%
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Book Launch Presentation (8 minutes)

My grandson Lukas (to whom the book is dedicated, with his father Michael Schaadt) dipping into Chapter 2.

Book Launch 3 February 2014
(Brunei Gallery Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square)

Guy Standing of "precariat" fame introduces John Weeks to an audience of over 300.

John Weeks presents Economics of the 1% (
video here)

Thoughts for the 99%:
Wealth corrupts
When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals. We shall be able to rid ourselves of many of the pseudo-moral principles which have hag-ridden us for two hundred years, by which we have exalted some of the most distasteful of human qualities into the position of the highest virtues. We shall …dare to assess the money-motive at its true value. The love of money as a possession…will be recognised for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists in mental disease ...[J M Keynes, ‘The Future’, Essays in Persuasion 1931]

Markets and Dictatorship
Unhappy events…have retaught us two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic people. The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group. [Franklin D Roosevelt, message to the US Congress 1938]


Professional publications & papers:
Izmir Conference 14-17 October
My paper, "A Global Approach to the Global Financial Crisis"

Economic Theory
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America
Other policy reports