There will be no blog post today as I am travelling for the next 24 hours or so to Europe via LA. I have a detective novel to read – well 79 in fact, I have just started the complete Maigret series written by Belgian author Georges Simenon – so in the spirit of that great song from the Who – I hope I get finished with the series before I get old! And regular transmission will probably resume from Paris on Tuesday. While I am flying I will not be attending to comments that need moderation. So it might be some time before you see your comment published (or not). I hope to see many MMT people at one or more of the events where I will be speaking in the next two weeks – the details are overleaf.
My upcoming schedule
1. Monday, September 16, 2019 – Meeting at Amundi (Paris) – private event.
2. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – MMT Framing Workshop (PINE Maastricht – 18:00 to 19:00) – public event.
3. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Reclaiming the State (PINE Maastricht – 20:30 to 22:15) – public event.
4. Thursday, September 18, 2019 – Presentation at Pimco (Berlin) – private event.
5. Friday, September 19 2019 – Presentation at European Central Bank (Frankfurt) – private event.
6. Saturday, September 21, 2019 – MMT – Green New Deal Edinburgh (MMT Scotland – 10:00 start) – public event.
7. Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Modern Money workshop – how the economy actually works (MMT Scotland – 14:00 start) – public event.
8. September 23, 2019 – Brighton Labour Party Fringe Event (GIMMS – 14:00 start) – public event.
9. September 24, 2019 – Presentation to City officials, London – private event.
10. September 24, 2019 – London (GIMMS note time change to an 18:30 start) – public event.
11. September 27-29, 2019 – The 3rd International MMT Conference – Stony Brook University, NY – panel presentations.
Music to make travelling easier …
I really like this track – Dark And Lovely (You Over There) – from Barry White – the guitar break at the end elevates the song to some height.
Yes, I think Barry White was a great singer. You need guys like this to add some crazy stuff – his bass-baritone voice and his unashamed romanticism to the music offerings.
I have one of his albums – this one – The Ultimate Collection – which was released in 2000.
I also liked his history – gang member, jailed, heard Elvis singing while he was in jail, life changing, became one of the great soul singers.
I promise I will never post another Barry White song!
But then admit it – he was really something and it was sad to see him go so early.