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Global Banks as exporters of Permanent Credit Crunches to Peripheral Economies: The case of Mexico

The speech below was delivered on 29th August 2013 at ITAM, Mexico City, in the context on a conference on planned financial sector reforms in Mexico; organised by IMEF (the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives), in collaboration with UNIFIM (a confederation of Mexican owned financial institutions). For an audio of my talk click  For the text…

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James Galbraith on ERT, the Fight for Greek Democracy and the Euro Crisis

On Wednesday 12th June James Galbraith and I addressed a crowd of 2500 in Thessaloniki. After having visited the ERT’s Thessaloniki headquarters, were we had the honour and privilege of talking to ERT employees and the crowd of people that had gathered in support of public media, we walked over to the Vellidio Expo Centre […]

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"We all live under the dark cloud of the same crisis" James Galbraith at Germany’s IG Metall Trades Union Congress, 7th December 2012

There is only one crisis. The various ‘episodes’ of  US subprime mortgages, European and American banks, Greek debt, the recession of the Eurozone today, the trials and tribulations of Ireland, etc., all these are part of the very same, deeply interconnected world crisis. Pretending otherwise is fuel that gives this global crisis another lease of life, […]

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At the Kreisky Forum: Why have Europe's social democrats surrendered to the toxic logic of current policies?

On 5th December, I had the great pleasure of addressing a splendid audience at the Kreisky Forum, in Vienna. My theme was, surprise surprise, the European Crisis in its Global Context. Nevertheless, in view of the very special venue (dedicated to the late Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, and delivered in his former home), I was compelled to […]

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The Modest Proposal in Berlin – INET Conference, 13th April 2012

The invitation to address INET’s Berlin Conference, and to deliver a fresh version of the Modest Proposal, gave me the impetus to revisit the latter. The extended summary below (of my INET talk) will soon spawn Version 3.0 of the Modest Proposal. Europe’s strategy for dealing with the Euro Crisis has been to ringfence, at […]

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The Modest Proposal in the European Parliament: Varoufakis and Holland, on video, presenting

On Thursday 1st December, Stuart Holland and I presented our Modest Proposal to members of the European Parliament. Here is a compilation of one of our presentations – the one featured was hosted by the EU Parliament’s Left Caucus. (While I believe that the eurozone is probably incapable of adopting a rational solution package, like […]

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The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective. Columbia University, Nov. 2011

    On 9th November 2011, Mark Mazower (Professor of History at Columbia University) kindly organised an event, at the University of Columbia, to launch my recent book (The Global Minotaur: America, the true causes of the world economy and the future of the world economy). Justin Fox (author of The Myth of the Rational Market) […]