Tuesday, April 27, 2010

steve keen: asking why

Steve Keen has successfully completed his Australian house pricing awareness walk from Parliament House, Canberra, to the peak of Mt. Kosciuszko. There are now posts and photos from those who walked with him going up on the walk site. David Lawson who trained in neo classical economics, then worked in Real Estate and has now abandoned those things. Nina Shedrin a former Russian rocket scientist who is worried about her daughter's generation becoming trapped in a house mortage. More to come.

Steve Keen is doing an amazing job of alerting people to problems in the economic system and encouraging them to dig deeper. His personality is described by David Lawson:
After spending time with Steve Keen on his journey from Canberra to the top of Mt Kosciousko, I have come to know him as a man who always asks the question ‘why?’ He thrives on the challenges that life has to offer, both physically and mentally. Clearly an extremely intelligent man, he also has heart of gold, strong morals and a great sense of humour. There is no wonder why he pursues the work he does


Kev said...

I'm glad I've been able to come across this aspect of Steve Keen's story on your blog. Initially, I only saw one newspaper article about his walk that didn't include anything of the reasoning and meaning of it.
Definitely need more people (and more economists) like him I think.

Bill Kerr said...

Also Kev, if you don't already know steve keen's main economics blog is debt deflation, it's normally very active but quiet at the moment since steve was busy walking