So, earlier this week there was a lecture from an economist I follow named James K. Galbraith at the Clinton School. He gave a perky, upbeat* lecture called “The Bleak Past and the Grim Future,” which you can watch online right now. You can also hear my lispy voice at the 48:30 mark, when I asked about the CFPB (which I like, and have blogged about quite a bit.)
Anyways, it was a solid lecture that covered a lot of ground I’ve been thinking about in one way or another in the past year or two. I recommend you take a look at the video – it’s a pretty good lecture and worth the watching.
Also, I got a signed copy of his recent work “Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis,” which is pretty meaty. Neener, neener.
* That’s sarcasm, my lovelies. Sarcasm.