Professor Steve Keen is best known to US neoclassical economists as that deviant who resisted the charm of Paul Krugman, and to Australian neoclassical economists as that bloke who lost a bet. To some punters, he’s a better bet than most. Keen, whose economics school at the University of Western Sydney closed its doors when glossier universities opened theirs, relies on the panic of strangers. The economic meltdown of 2007-2008 -- predicted by Keen, Ann Pettifor and a handful of heterodox others -- moved some to doubt the dominant economic wisdom and trust this 60-something brat with their money.
Up Yours: arguing early and eating late with firebrand economist Steve Keen
Keen exhortations are loud, explosive and, most importantly, things we can, in many cases, all understand together.