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Adam Tooze presented his book “Crashed” in Berlin on 28 and 29 September

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Adam Tooze gave two talks, one in English the other in German, in our series “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau”, presenting his landmark book “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World”). Not only were Adam´s talks brilliant, but we were privileged to host two outstanding audiences.

We would like to thank Adam for travelling to Berlin for this event. Additionally we wish to thank the Helle Panke Foundation and the Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik for organising this with us, and OXI for sponsoring the filming.





Future Talks in our series “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau”

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The next three talks are taking shape.

Steve Keen – 30 January 2019 “When the Swabian housewife saves, what does she do to your bank account?”

Frances Coppola – 13 February 2019

Branko Milanovic Spring 2019 on inequality



For our authors

Unfortunately due to financial limitations, especially on account of the simultaneous translations, we can only present six talks in 2019 in our series “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau”. However, should you be in Berlin anyway, maybe for a conference, or to present a paper, or any other reason, we could organise a talk without translation. All we can offer in the way of expenses is one night at a hotel, but if your expenses have been paid to get here, this might still be attractive. We will need to be notified six weeks in advance. As we are preparing a brochure to advertise the talks, it would be advantageous if you could get back to us as soon as possible. You can contact us as always at



New sponsor for our series “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau”

With the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation we have a new sponsor for our series of talks “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau”. The Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation is closely associated with the Links Party in Germany. One of its principle goals is political education.



Nick Shaxson´s book “The Finance Curse” is now available

One of our writer/editors and co-founders, Nick Shaxson, published his book The Finance Curse earlier this month. It describes in gory detail how governments, big businesses and financiers have together been responsible for “financialising” many Western economies. That is, they have turned companies, utilities and even public agencies into cash cows - vehicles for extracting personal wealth, rather than delivering benefits to stakeholders and society at large. London’s financial sector, which has been pivotal in spreading this disease, should be shrunk to a size that will better serve the economy, Nick says. To buy the book, click HERE.
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With autumn greetings from BRAVE NEW EUROPE.