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Economics not Fakeconomics

Interview on the OECD Inequality Study
(BBC World TV)

14 Oct Izmir Conf: Was the Global Crisis Global? VIDEO

4 Dec Osborne's Austerity Budget RADIO

3 Dec Pain, No Gain - Austerity Scam PrimeEconomics

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

3 Nov Rise of Europe's far-Right

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)

Dedicated blog spots
Huffington Post
5 Dec Italy, the EU & the Ideology of Deficits

1 Oct UK Chancellor bashes poor

11 July Euro Recovery, Real Time

Real News Network
Economics for the 99%
5 Dec Italy Objects - EU deficit ideology
3 Nov US mid-term elections -it's the facts, stupid (also in HuffPost)
1 Oct 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
11 Dec UK "Recovery" & Falling Wages

17 Nov Austerity not working for Osborne, won't for Ed Balls
3 Nov GDP obsession & US midterm elections
30 Oct Cutting carbon emissions by recession

The BRICS Bank

Close Look at UK recovery

Philosophers for Change
Capitalist Economics

URPE Newletter:
Economics to Serve the 99%

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

Speaking events

5 Jan URPE Panel at ASSA Boston
The Global Crisis - Systemic or Conjunctural?

4 Feb (6 pm) St Catherine's College Cambridge Political Economy Seminar: Acute deficit Disorder & how ot cure it

Economics of the 1%
Order it NOW:
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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