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MMT/Fiscal Sustainability Conference

The Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter-Conference happened at The George Washington University's Marvin Center on Wednesday, April 28, Washington, DC. It was held in the amphitheater at The Marvin Center and was sponsored and given strong support by the University's Department of Management and the wonderful Marvin Center Staff. Blogs on the Teach-In Counter-Conference have already appeared here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, and others will be coming very soon covering different aspects of the event. Also, audio, video, presentation, and other web artifacts will be forthcoming over the coming days.

NOTE Corrente and Correntians were instrumental in organizing and holding the Conference, which was the only counter to Pete Peterson's "Fiscal Summit," held on the same day in DC. As Jamie Galbraith remarked:

“The Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter-conference will be the important event in Washington on April 28,” said Professor Galbraith. “Unlike the other meeting, this one will feature important work by honest scholars. It deserves at least equal attention, and very much more respect.”

Amazing, or not, that the blog everybody hates and nobody reads could put an event like this together with virtually no funding. Eh?

UPDATE I'm reminded to thank, once again, Blue America for their help, anonymous donors, the anonymous individual who at the last moment took charge of all on-site audio and video (without which there would have been neither), the anonymous transcription team, and especially the organizer. Thanks also to Selise for the painstaking and extremely protracted work she did in editing the videos, which will be useful for archival purposes, and which I hope to assess in the not-too-distant future.


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Submitted by CMike on

Not that it matters but during Session 5 Randy Wray spoke before Pavlina Tcherneva. Their order is reversed in the Table of Links above. And perhaps someone might add links at the head of each transcript to the appropriate podcast and windows media player audio.

Submitted by lambert on

.... since the record needs to be straight. Embedding the videos (best) or links to them (second best) in the posts sound like work.... And Google doesn't care a lot about videos, which can't be cited to in any case.

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Submitted by letsgetitdone on

Thanks CMike. That was a good catch.