AS I noted yesterday, I am no longer going to publish a detailed blog each Wednesday. I will cover the major Wednesday data releases (for example, Australian National Accounts) when they come out or if I have a surfeit of research material that I want to put out (like a multi-part blog series that needs daily exposure for continuity). I am going to spend the time that I would have used to write the Wednesday blog on developing the MMT University from concept into reality as well as other writing projects I want to advance. This is what I am listening to as I work today ….
This song – Bird On The Wing – is from the 1987 album (Track 6) – Tomorrow – by Hugh Masekela.
I first bought this album when it came out and played it a lot. It was recorded while Masekela was in exile from the apartheid regime.
The album has songs about the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and lots of rhythms from the townships (Soweto) interlaced with straight jazz patterns.
This song is my favourite on the album from a number of close favourites. The use of the volume control pedal at the intro captures you from the start.
Masakela is a pretty solid player and a pretty solid guy if you trace his background.
As as the Album name suggests – my regular blog will return tomorrow.
The blog publication in 2018 pattern will be:
1. Monday and Tuesday – regular blog.
2. Wednesday’s – snippets to nothing.
3. Thursday – regular blog.
4. Friday – Weekend quiz.
5. Weekend – Quiz answers and analysis.
1. Eurozone Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale – (Edward Elgar, August 2015).
2. Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World (Pluto Books, September 2017).
I will be in Europe in February and early March and a big event is being planned in Barcelona. There will also be events in Finland. Other cities are possible but discussions are still in train. More details will be available soon.
I will also be appearing at an event for the International Bookshop in Melbourne (Australia) on February 16, 2018. It will be a later afternoon/early evening presentation around the options that our book Reclaiming the State presents to progressive movements and political parties.
That is enough for today!
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