Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In and Counter-Conference

April 28th, 2010 by selise


  • Q: Why do we need Fiscal Sustainability Teach-Ins and Counter-Conferences?
  • A: Time to Sweep the Vampire Squid Off Our Faces and Make Room for the Real Change.
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    Please note: The following and the individual session pages were all updated on 10/25/10 to include video and transcripts to the previously available audio and slideshows. Special Thanks to: the presenters, Howie Klein and all those who contributed financial support, the anonymous individual who at the last moment took charge of all on-site audio and video (without which there would have been neither) and the anonymous transcription team. — selise


    1st Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In and Counter-Conference



    Note: There are links to supplemental material on each of the Session’s pages. Below are a few more links that are not specific to a particular Session.



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      26 Responses to “Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In and Counter-Conference”

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    2. 2 rvm said:

      That’s GREAT!!!!

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    3. 3 selise said:

      @rvm: i’m glad you like it. still have to get transcripts though…. and make a bunch of youtubes, etc. but this, at least, gets the info of the teach-in out to all of us who were not able to go.

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    4. 4 Mary McCurnin said:

      I can hardly hear the lectures. Dang it.

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    5. 5 Mary McCurnin said:

      I can hardly hear the audio. phooey.

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    6. 6 Mary McCurnin said:

      Didn’t mean to say that twice.

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    7. 7 selise said:

      @Mary McCurnin: hi mary! i’m so glad you told me that you are having problems with the audio. any number of times is ok, and much better than not saying anything — i bet if you are having trouble, then you’re not the only one. but even if you are the only one, i want to make it so you can hear it.

      will you help me debug? your help would be most appreciated because i can hear them on my imac without speakers, so i don’t know what to do.

      the first session is particularly low volume, but you can turn the volume up in the little player. did you try that?

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    8. 8 Joe said:

      Are these lectures available in MP3 format so that I can listen to them on my Ipod? Thanks.

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    9. 9 selise said:

      @Joe: i’ve just today posted the updated audios. once they have been checked by someone other than me, i’ll post the direct links for downloading.

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    10. [...] can see all the presentations (including transcripts, audio and video) from the our event at the Fiscal Sustainability Teach-Ins and Counter-Conference resource [...]

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    11. [...] is (basically) how the conference is layed out (or should that be “laid out”?) at the teach-in site (some of the links aren’t viable at this time, so I didn’t include the whole [...]

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    12. 12 Eric said:

      Thank you all — Bill, Stephanie, Warren, Marshall, Pavlina, and Randy — for these enlightening and engaging presentations, and thanks as well to Salise, Lambert, and others for making them available to the world.

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    18. [...] Teach-In were posted quickly and were made available by selise within a few days of the Conference at her web site. The video and transcript work took longer to complete, but thanks to a smaller team, wishing to [...]

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    19. [...] Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit (orthodoxy for neoliberal deficit hawks) and the grass roots Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In and Counter-Conference, both held on April 28, 2010. The Teach-In provided an important corrective, known as Modern [...]

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