The Great Recession – a broadcast that did not happen but a meeting that did


I am doing my presentation on the causes of the Great Recession today at the summer school of Spain’s anti-capitalist left – a grouping of lefts outside the mainstream parties.  I don’t know much about them, but my presentation is apparently being streamed live on their website at about 1700 central European time.

See for their website

and  for the live stream.

21.00 hours


Unfortunately, the live stream did not happen.  However, I attach my presentation for your information The Great Recession

Tomorrow I debate with a Left Keynesian on the contributions of Keynes and Marx to understanding economic crises.


Click to access Present_MichaelRoberts.pdf

4 thoughts on “The Great Recession – a broadcast that did not happen but a meeting that did

    1. the link doen’t work. The one in the main post (the same, but finishing “80” instead of “79”), does.

      @Choppa Morph: May I ask if you are in IA? I were impressed by a couple of very good comments from you in a recent post in this blog (that responding Heinrich, which became a rich (and long) dialoge about the operation of the law of value.

  1. Michael,

    How they are, the anti-capitalist left, can be found on the website of international viewpoint, I quote from their website (..) Spain Monday 24 November 2008, by Izquierda Anticapitalista

    Espacio Alternativo becomes Izquierda Anticapitalista and decides to stand in European elections

    The section of the Fourth International in the Spanish state has transformed itself into a new political force called “Anticapitalist Left” (IA). It will stand in the June 2009 European elections as part of a European left bloc alongside the New Anticapitalist Party in France whose main spokesperson is Olivier Besancenot.


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